When it comes to staying physically fit and active, many people struggle to remain motivated on a consistent basis. It is easy to backslide or have a lack of consistency. This will then lead to less progress.

Which then leads to more of you not wanting to go to the gym. If you want to find the motivation that you need, there are a few essential tips to follow.

Get a Workout Buddy

Having accountability is necessary to ensure that you have someone to push you to work out.

This will keep you from dragging your feet when you don’t want to go to the gym. Daily Burn says:

  • Find a workout buddy who practices an active lifestyle.
  • They remind you of why you’re working out.

This will aid in helping you remain focused.

Working out with another person will also make it a more fun experience. That prevents it from feeling like a chore.

Create a Space You Feel Comfortable In

It is important to work out in a setting where you can feel comfortable and at ease.

Aromatherapy with oils can have many de-stressing and soothing benefits.

However, doTERRA cautions, if you are going to use aromatherapy, keep in mind the quality of the essential oils; the therapeutic potential is highly dependent on the quality of the oil.

Add it to a diffuser as you workout. This can create a calming environment that makes it easy to recharge during your exercise routine and keep you motivated.

Change Your Routine

It can be easy to become bored if you’re performing the same exercise each day.

Which will make it difficult to look forward to staying active. You can change up your routine to keep it interesting, as well as create opportunities to try new activities.

Consider lifting weights, jogging, playing tennis, or joining a cycling class. Even a long walk is great exercise.

You might find a new favorite exercise in the process. New things will keep you interested and motivated. 

Reward Yourself

Rewarding yourself is necessary when you reach each goal to ensure that you can treat yourself for your hard work.

  • Consider purchasing new workout clothes
  • Taking a vacation
  • Dining at a nice restaurant.

Take this time to reflect on the progress that you’ve made. Gaiam states that creating goals, will lead to rewards will make it easier to push forward and embrace the challenges that you face.

Staying motivated is one of the most important parts of making progress with your fitness routine and remaining consistent. With the right tips followed, you’ll enjoy exercising and can find new ways of staying physically fit.

Cody Rhinehart

Cody Rhinehart


Cody has been a coach since 2009 and has made it his lifes’ work, to help change peoples lives. He holds several certifications, ranging from Kettlebells and Crossfit, to Precision Nutrition and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach.

His passion for this comes from his own life, after he was able to turn his life around drastically. One that was headed in the bad direction for 10 years.

He now applies the same habits and skills he learned there, into building long lasting health and fitness.