This decade has gotten off to a rocky start so far, for reasons that we need not go into right now, because you already understand. Such a large societal shift like this can cause us all to lose our direction for a little while, allowing bad habits to build, and sometimes, leaving us with a sense of dismay.

That said, tomorrow always brings new hope, and new potential to be actualized. For this reason, making 2022 the year of resolutions kept and goals achieved could be a great way to revivify your spirit, and look forward to the future with confidence.

A great way to get there is to focus on an art, discipline or skill that helps us feel better and allows our daily life to be structured in a worthwhile way. We believe that fitness is a great prerequisite for all that and more. In this post, then, we’ll discuss how to make 2022 the year of your personal fitness, how to avoid falling into traps, and how to undo some of the indulgences of the festive period after the fact.

Without further ado, let’s get started:

What Goals Do You Have?
A group of people who joined an outdoor fitness class in 2022

Of course, if you’re going to build momentum, it’s important to know which direction you hope to go in. Setting some goals for the new year automatically gives you structure when it comes to fitness. Otherwise, you may find yourself attending the gym, moving from machine to machine and never really making any progress or keeping your workouts consistent.

The good thing about having goals is that you can design them based on your capabilities right now. For some people, simply being able to walk for an hour is of major benefit. Someone reading this may have suffered and injury and by consequence mobility issues in the last year, and so being able to walk unaided for a certain amount of time might be top of their list, before any ideas of bodybuilding or training cardio comes into the picture.

For some, just getting to exercise again is a goal. For that reason, programs like ‘Couch 2 5k’ can be helpful, as they provide you an incremental means of getting fitter and healthier via planning your cardio sessions ahead of time. Make your goals smart, realistic, manageable, and write them down. Also, give yourself a deadline. Perhaps this month, you hope to attend the gym three times a week for an hour each to get the ball rolling. 

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Consider A Practice You’d Like To Follow
Guys in a Crossfit class as part of their New Years Personal Fitness resolution

When you set your goals, you can then move on to think about the best method of achieving those. When you hope to get in shape, there are many methods, technique and practices to follow. 

For instance, it might be that you wish to improve your cardiovascular conditioning but have joint issues or would rather not inflame your knees. Swimming, then, might be the best option for you, as even aggressive swimming through the water won’t harm or cause thudding responses to the use of said joints in a natural movement. There’s almost no exercise more ergonomic than suspending yourself in water, after all.

For some, hiking is important as Covid restrictions temporarily hit the gym. For others, old-school work such as having kettlebells in their outdoor training
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