Your 5 Biggest Fitness Hurdles, and How to Overcome Them
“I’m too tired. I should just skip today’s workout.”
“I can’t afford a membership to an exercise facility.”
“I only have one hour before I have to get to my appointment, I probably don’t have enough time to workout.”
Ugh– those constant, negative voices in your head. You hear them every day before you start your workouts. We all have them.
Do these sound familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The fact is, those voices are always going to be there. But want to know the key to overcoming them? You have to be stronger than the excuses in your head.
There are five common fitness hurdles most people use that prevent them from exercising and taking care of their health. We’re here to help you overcome these blockers and take back your health:
1. Lack of time
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but what we do with those 24 hours is completely up to you.
If you think about it, time is a pretty weak excuse. It’s all about prioritizing. Health should be a high priority on your list, and if it is, you’ll always find a way to make it happen. The key is making it consistent so it becomes a habit. Many people find waking up an hour earlier each day is beneficial for them so they get their workout done before the day has really begun. Too often if you wait, there will be other “priorities” that pop up throughout the day.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults only need 7-9 hours of consistent sleep a night. If you’re sleeping more than that, you’re more than likely getting too much and preventing yourself from getting important stuff done.
A common mistake people make is that they need to exercise for hours on end. That’s not true. You can still get a great workout in with only 30 minutes. At KUBEX, we can help you get fit with only 30 minutes a day, three times a week. Get your free day pass here.
We get it. Money is tight. Finding the right facility, or building your supply of exercise equipment at home can seem expensive. But if you’re committed to getting fit, you’ll want to reanalyze your finances. Start by tracking where you spend money every month–rent, utilities, gas, eating out groceries, entertainment, etc. Then see where you can cut your expenses. You’d be surprised at how quickly you can stash some cash from not eating out, or not grabbing a cup of coffee/soda every day.
In addition, there are many workouts you can do from home that don’t require any weights or equipment. Check out our post here for some ideas.
If you’re still not convinced, come try 30 days at KUBEX for only $10 and you’ll see how great our facilities really are.
3. Previous Bodily Injuries
Pain is never any fun, and injuries can be very serious. That’s why it’s important to take care of yourself. If you had an injury from several years ago and it still bothers you, you should really seek out a good doctor to help you with some physical therapy. They can guide you on what exercises you can do to help strengthen the area that’s injured.
In addition, if you were injured back in highschool, do you really still have that injury? Or are you haunted by a “what if” in your head? It may sound silly, but don’t let fear prevent you from getting into shape. So what if you pulled a hamstring a few years ago? If you’re still suffering with pain, you can still curl some dumbbells or do an arnold press.
As always, be sure to not skip stretching post workout to prevent any additional injuries.
4. Lack of Motivation
Feeling sluggish? Don’t have the desire to put in the effort? Are you getting bored of the same ol’ exercises? Sounds like you need some good motivation.
If you’re feeling bored, try changing up your workout routine. Performing the same exercises every day can get old fast, and it’s also not good for your muscles. When you focus on the same muscle groups every day, you neglect other ones.
Keep your workouts fun by challenging yourself and trying something new. At KUBEX, we offer several different workouts to help you stay focused and challenged, all while working every major muscle group. For more great ideas on staying motivated, check out our post here.
5. Feeling Self Conscious
We don’t know about you, but we don’t like sticking out like a sore thumb. And we’re sure you don’t either.
Don’t know how to do a lift properly? Or, don’t know how to operate that machine? Self conscious about your body? Don’t worry–almost everyone feels awkward or uncomfortable their first time. The key is staying focused on you and your goals. Don’t worry about what other people think of you. They don’t know you, and they shouldn’t matter to you. If they want to waste their time focusing on you instead of their own fitness, that’s their problem. Not yours.
At KUBEX, we understand that even amidst all that, you still might not feel comfortable exercising in front of other people. That’s why we provide you with a whole new exercising experience–with privacy in our kubes you don’t need to worry about other people watching you. Our fitness kubes help you stay focused–guiding you through each movement with our digital animations so all you have to worry about, is showing up.
Well, what are you waiting for? Now that we’ve squashed all your hurdles, you have no excuses left. Come see us today and let us help you get fit!