4 Ways to Get Back into a Fitness Routine
Fall is here, kids are back in school, and it is time to address the after-effects of ice cream cones, BBQ’s, and funnel cakes! Getting back on track doesn’t need to be hard. Consider these easy tips, and you’ll quickly enjoy a fresh routine!
- Find a friend and start a fall routine together! Remember the joys of long summer days, hanging with friends and talking the hours away? Continue the conversations — but do so at a YMCA! You’ll keep each other motivated and continue the fun of summer friendships! At all 22 YMCA locations in NYC, we’re making it easy for you — we’re waving the Joiner’s fee September 1 — October 14th!
- Coordinate with your child’s schedule — Use your child’s schedule to organize your own routine. Maybe they have a karate class that will give you 20 minutes to run on a treadmill. Or, maybe they have a weekend swim lesson at the Y, and you could take a group exercise class at the same time. Or, maybe homework involves reading a certain number of minutes a day, which could be time for you work on your arms with a few free weights. Short bursts or long, your kid’s schedule can be your structure.
- Enjoy some new gear — Kids going back to school are excited by the new pencils, backpacks, notebooks and clothes. Just because you’re not a kid, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy new gear! Treat yourself to a new gym bag, jump rope, or pair of athletic shoes, and enjoy the excitement of wanting to use them!
- Find a group exercise class! Remember the first day of school, the excitement of seeing old friends and making new ones? A group exercise class can be the same — before you know it, not only will you be healthier, but you’ll be looking forward to spending time with friends and instructors you’ve come to know! At the 22 YMCA’s in NYC, members have access to over 1200 free group exercise classes a week. Salsa, Yoga, TRX, Bootcamp, a state-of-the-art Spin program and more — there is surely a class right for you!
At the YMCA of Greater New York, we are here to help you restart your fall routine! Where there’s a Y, there’s a way.