Build your treadmill confidence in 3 steps

The start of the New Year is a great time to invest in a home treadmill or reinvigorate your fitness on an existing treadmill. However after Christmas can be an extremely intimidating time to put on your workout wear and begin. In fact, many women find it hard to get motivated and therefore their confidence takes a hit. Starting becomes the most difficult part.

Firstly, don’t’ stress. You are not alone to feel this way. Knowing where to start and what to do is daunting but when you get over this hurdle, you’ll be surprised on just what you can accomplish. Follow these three steps to make it easier to get your fitness started in 2019.

  1. Spend some time thinking about what you want to achieve with your fitness. Set one goal (1 week) and devise a plan on how you might achieve this. For example, when just starting out your first goal might be just to spend 10 minutes, 2 days a week walking on your treadmill. Once you achieve this and find the walk to get easier and easier, you are ready to set your second goal that challenges your fitness level a little more.
  2. Train with someone. Ideally, find a friend who lives close by and can meet with you a few days a week. Working out with another person can help keep you both on track and push you during a session. Another option is to get family involved. This is becoming increasingly popular with mums and dads encouraging older children to train with them and lift the fitness of the whole family.
  3. Use technology. Personal trainers can be intimidating and expensive. Instead, make use of the thousands of apps available to create targets, track workouts, calculate speed, distance travelled and calories burned. CardioTech treadmills are a perfect place to start with club quality features that can monitor your heart rate, Bluetooth to music and connect to the Fit Hi-Way App.

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