Struggling to get Motivated? Exercising is all about finding your WHY

We get asked a lot: ‘How do you all stay motivated day in and day out?‘ The truth is we aren’t always motivated! But if you were privy to the Bodyfix Staffroom Banter at 5.45 am, you would learn we are just like you. When we wake up, we don’t always feel like working out, going to work or doing anything actually! So you see – lacking motivation is entirely normal!

So how do we pull it together?  Having good support is a biggie and is one of the best ways to stay motivated!

This support could be through:

  1. Coming to a class. (View our timetable/book a class.)
  2. Catch up with a Personal Trainer regularly.
  3. Meeting a friend that you can workout with
  4. Finding a supportive environment. We are here for you!  Meet our team

Sometimes it’s less about being motivated and more about making an appointment with yourself.

appointment to workout

 If you focus on planning your workouts into your week, it starts to become a habit, and before you know it, you be wearing your gym shoes, ready to go week in and week out.

Have a goal in mind to focus on:

You are far more likely to reach your goal when you put your energy and effort into it. Start by setting a small goal every time you workout! If you have a small goal that gives you something to work towards, it will help you to be more motivated in your workouts, and this way, you can track and try to improve! This could be something as simple as:
  •  Adding a minute to your cardio
  • An extra ten reps to your weights session
  • Attending an extra class
  • Or having a good stretch and focusing on your flexibility

So know you are not alone if you feel like hanging out in your PJs all day. We feel that too.  But please know we are all here to support you!

We asked the team up to share their reasons for exercising. Maybe you will find some that resonate with you?

I exercise because…

I want to be the best possible version of myself.

I want to increase my confidence.

I want to feel good & keep healthy.

Going to the gym—or just exercising in general—is good for the immune system, can lower stress at a time when many are experiencing higher than normal levels of stress, isolation, and anxiety, and can provide a much-needed dose of social support and camaraderie.

It’s all I’ve known since competing in athletics at 5 years old. From there, my addiction grew, and I haven’t been able to go to sleep unless I have done some form of cardio. Exercise has introduced me to the best friends and experiences that never stop happening! In addition, the practice has helped me keep on top of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is 100% better through high-intensity training, which increases blood flow. The day exercise doesn’t feature in my day is when I’m on fire turning into ash.

I want to keep up with the kids.

I want to be able to live independently (esp when I get old and grey).

I want to not be in pain.

I want to catch up with my friends.

I want to have fun.

Exercise helps clear my mind & spark creativity.

Exercise is the most underutilized happy drug there is.. 100% enjoy pushing the body.

I want to age gracefully, and prevention is better than cure.

I love feeling strong, having energy, and it helps me sleep. It also helps my mental health!

Simply because I enjoy it, and I feel so much better after.


What about you? Why do you exercise?

We would love to hear your motivation below? Feel free to drop us a comment on the blog.  Did you stumble across this blog because you Trying to get motivated to start exercising?Do you need a little help getting started? I would love to connect with you to talk about your goals and to see if I can help. You can organise a chat here.  Ready to get started Grab your free pass!


Article by Jessica McDonald

Hi, I am Jess, Gym member, staff member, and customer service ninja here at Bodyfix. You might have seen my face behind the desk, online or simply around the gym. I love that I get to have conversations with our Members and Staff alike to bring you these stories. No matter where you see me, I am always up for a Hello!

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