January is a time of year where we try to buckle down and renew ourselves. We try to become more organized. We try to de-clutter. We even try to cut chocolate out of our lives. The horror!

Probably the most common New Year’s resolution is fitness focused. With unrealistic and boring goals, we are all cuddling with boxes of delicious chocolate in our stretchy pants by Valentine’s Day.

Elite Karate, Martial Arts & Fitness Centre is here to help you make those goals a way of life. We are here to help you become successful and to have fun all at the same time!

Tip #1 – Ask for Help

Even if you have read numerous health-related articles or are capable already of doing 10 good push-ups, get help. A significant part of personal growth involves learning from others. A little motivation from a trusted and encouraging source may be just what you need to light that inner fire!

Tip #2 – Tell the World

Sharing your goals and progress with others helps you stay accountable. You may prove to be an inspiration to your friends while you’re at it. Keep a blog or update social media regularly with your struggles and accomplishments. Also consider getting a workout partner or involving your family. Make this new lifestyle or fitness goals a group project.

Tip #3 – Realistic Goals

Wouldn’t we all love to wake up in the morning feeling toned, strong and accomplished? Well, that often doesn’t happen overnight. Make small, realistic goals for yourself.

Tip # 4 – Be Nice to Yourself

You’ve made it this far in life, right? Keep going. Just know that every day you are trying your best. Your best may vary from day to day and that’s ok. Forgive yourself if you make a mistake. Try again. You can do it!

Tip #5 – Please make it FUN!

Who wants to be more serious and boring this year? Try an activity that will make you smile. Join a group of encouraging people with similar philosophies. Find an activity that is going to be fun.

Join us at Elite Karate, Martial Arts & Fitness Centre for a fun workout, results and a good time.

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