Kinetic Bold Fitness Tips

Whatever your fitness goals are, these tips can help you reach them but you must do your part. Be disciplined, focused, dedicated and committed. We have rounded up some of our best fitness tips into a long list of awesomeness. Now, you don’t need to do all of them (your brain would get a workout trying to remember all of them!), but try incorporating a few into your daily routine each week and watch your health change. Let’s get down to business. Below are a few fitness tips for your daily workout routine (assuming that you work out 4 - 5 days a week)

Identify your "why," "what," and "how" so you can be clear about your goals (you can even write these down).

The first step is truly taking the time to figure out your why, what, and how. Ask yourself: why am I adding fitness and wellness into my life now? In what ways will my life be different when I have fitness in my life on a regular basis? And how am I going to include fitness into my lifestyle today, and this week? Once you know the why, what, and how, the mindset is 'just do it'.

Try starting with three 30-minute workouts a week to pace yourself.

If you are just starting a new workout program, don't overcommit or over-perform! Try starting with three days a week, and schedule it into your week like a doctor's appointment. No need to take a full class—stay for 30 minutes, or try a short private training session or an at-home workout. You want to make sure you are working yourself into shape safely and effectively. Then, after week four, try adding another 30 minutes every other week. You'll be surprised how empowered you'll feel!

Prioritize consistency over intensity.

You are better off doing a 45-minute, moderate-intensity strength circuit three times per week than to do a two-hour, high-intensity workout six times a week, and then burning out in three weeks because it’s not sustainable. And remember that it takes time and consistency to build your body, but one workout can put you in a better mood. You leave it all in the gym: the annoying boss, the argument with your best friend, being stuck in traffic… It’s like you get to press reset.

Find other active people to support your efforts.

Motivation is what gets you started, but making things a habit is how you keep the longevity of an active lifestyle. Having friends, family, and coworkers that exercise with you can help you to persevere. Try to find workout buddies to do healthy things together. Also, what you do outside the gym will have a big influence on the workouts you do inside the gym—making positive changes in your nutrition, hydration, sleep, and stress levels will create big results.

Do workouts you actually like—you're more likely to stick with it.

My best advice for beginners is to find something you enjoy and focus on small, incremental progress each day. I believe that we get the best results from consistency, and in order to be consistent we need to enjoy the journey. That’s why I like to focus on small daily goals—small goals completed each day make for big progress over time and give us a sense of accomplishment daily.

Invest in a great pair of shoes.

"Wearing old, broken-down shoes can negatively impact your joints and ligaments, especially if you're running, sprinting, or doing plyometrics. So selecting the correct shoes for your workout is important: For instance, tennis shoes are built for lateral movements. If you're lifting weights, you will want a harder, flatter bottom of your shoe so you feel more connected to the floor. And if you are a runner, most specialty running stores will give you a stride assessment to help decide what shoes are best for your arch, heel strike, and foot width. Invest in the shoe that can be as diverse as possible in the gym and outside, but gives you the correct support your foot needs.

To avoid burnout and injury, start slow and take breaks during your workouts.

Start slow, set realistic goals, be gentle with your body and take breaks as often as necessary. Making the commitment to begin a new workout is hard enough, so if you’re not honest about your physical fitness level and go too hard, you’re setting yourself up to potentially burn out or get injured, and that’s so far from the intended goal.