Get Active in 2022
If you have set one of your goals for 2022 to be more active, you deserve a medal.
Yip, you’ve done it. You have planted the seed and now you need a plan.
Your chances of success increases when you choose a sport or activity you enjoy. You expect to sweat your way through activities but it should never be something you dread or you set yourself up for failure. Many great athletes started their careers with a means of exercise to serve a purpose - and ended up being world champions! Who knows, nothing wrong with dreaming is there?
If you’re not the gym type, don’t worry. There are tons of ways to move and get that heart rate up.
From walking to running, skateboarding, b-ball, soccer, beach volleyball and more, finding the right activity that is affordable, enjoyable and fits in with your daily routine is key. It also sets you up for a win. Give yourself little rewards as you achieve your milestones to keep yourself motivated, and before you know it, you'll achieve your goal of getting fit in 2022.
Pro tip: get yourself a partner to ensure you keep going, be each other's cheerleader and triumph together.
How to Get Fit in 2022
Get fit in 2022 with these tips from Studio 88.
Whatever you choose to do to increase your fitness, you have to enjoy, even have fun.
If you’re not having fun, you’re not going to keep going and will set yourself up for failure. Rather than seeing it as something you need to do, see it as something you want to do. Look for things you like doing - gym, running, skating, swimming, rebounding or anything that you enjoy. The point is to get and keep moving. Set up a schedule and stick to it - make it a non-negotiable part of your life. When you’re having fun, it all gets easier and you won’t feel like it’s a chore. Who knows, you might end up looking forward to doing it.
Dress the part
Getting active means you need to wear something that is comfortable and allows you to move.
You’ll need to dress for your activity. Wearing slides to run or jeans to gym in are both awkward and uncomfortable! If you’re hitting the gym, you’ll need lightweight breathable clothing that moves as you move, without getting in the way. If you’re running or walking, you’ll need running shoes that give you full support. If you’re skating, you’ll need those iconic Vans that are easy on your feet and built to support the moves you need to make when skating. For basketball, you’ll want sneakers that give you cushioning and ankle support so you can get those hoops and land without fear.
Another rookie error is to start too big, too hard and too fast. If you have not been active for a while you have to start small.
This way you avoid injury and keep on track with your activities. Don’t compare yourself to others. This is your journey, your health, ability and fitness is unique to you. So start small. Take short walks or runs every day or every alternate day and build your fitness up. Hit the skate ramps or the open road once or twice a week and build from there. Set a gym schedule and stick to it, having a partner or trainer helps too. Once you’re in the habit, it’ll be easier to up the pace.