2016 is here! We all know what that means…New Year’s resolutions are in full force!

Schedules are messed up, the kids are still home from school, and plenty of things to do after all your holiday celebrations. But nothing beats the wrath of New Year’s resolutions. Get ready for packed gyms and eager new members ready to jump in head first.

Everyone is quick to make fitness a resolution in the New Year. After a calorie dense holiday, it’s easy to trick yourself into committing to a fitness routine, or a shiny new diet plan. But is that what you really need? Maybe, but don’t go looking for a quick fix.

Training for Warriors members already know that it takes more than a little excitement and a resolution to keep moving, day after day, to get their amazing results.

Before you commit to a new gym, we want you to ask yourself: what has worked for you in the past, and what has failed you? Did any of those “diet plans” ever work? How about that gym with every possible amenity? It’s tough to face the facts. But we’re here to tell you that a New Year should not be your driving force. Let’s re-position our motivation to get fit and base it on real, material ideas like being able to walk up several flights of stairs without breathing heavily. Or being able to play with your kids, or grandchildren this Spring. Real motivation breeds real results.

If you’re not sure about your goals and commitment levels for the New Year, why not start slow? Use these sample workout plans to get a small taste of what we offer at our facility. Because we don’t want to just get you fit for the New Year…we want to get you fit for life.

Workout #1 – Set a timer for 15 minutes and do As Many Rounds as Possible (AMRAP)

  • 10 Squats
  • 10 Pushups
  • 10 Squats
  • 10 Reverse Lunges(R)
  • 10 Reverse Lunges (L)
  • 5 Squat Thrusts

Workout #2 – Use a KettleBell

  • 5 minutes of continuous swings – For those who like a challenge do two and a half minutes per arm.
  • Set your timer for 10 or 15 minutes and do 10 swings at the top of each minute. Trust us, this adds up.
  • A 1:1 ratio of work to rest such as 30 seconds of swings followed by a 30 second rest for 10 continuous minutes.
  • Set a timer for 10 minutes. Start with 5 swings and add 5 for each minute until you get to 25, 30, or 35 swings depending on your skill level. So minute 1 is 5 swings, minute 2 is 10 swings, and so on.

Do 1-5 Sets of This Body Weight Circuit

  • 20 Squats
  • 20 Pushups
  • 20 Hip Thrusts
  • 20 Lunges (10 per side)
  • 20 Incline Pushups
  • 20 Crunches
  • 30-45 Second Plank

If you like these workouts, contact us to Bring Out the Warrior Within. And if you’re still keen on making a resolution for 2016, than make a resolution to prioritize your health. Because that is the one of the most important commitments you can ever make.

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