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Tips for Successfully Shedding Excess Weight Gained During the Holidays

Friday December 23 2016

Every New Year’s a large number of people make the resolution to get into shape and shed off all that excess weight piled on during the holidays. Unfortunately, what actually ends up happening, is within a few weeks of regular visits to a fitness centres in Mississauga, Toronto, and the GTA, people stop going. By the time spring rolls around, close to 90% of the people, who made the resolution to get fit, have completely stopped going to the gym.


Here at Wynn Fitness Clubs, we want you to be successful at not only sticking with your New Year’s resolution, but also not giving up after a few weeks by offering the following tips and suggestions you can use to meet your fitness goals in 2017:

1. Join a fitness club with a buddy.

Having someone you know to hold you accountable for your workouts and vice versus is beneficial. You can encourage each other as you work on reaching your goals. Plus, some friendly competition down the road, after establishing your workout habits, provides further motivation.

2. Commit to regular visits for a 21 day period.

Most experts agree that it takes about three weeks to establish and maintain new habits, like fitness workouts. Your body also needs time to adjust to the new routines. Once you hit this mark, you are more likely to stick with your fitness plan the entire year or longer.

3. Get a personal trainer.

If you do not have a friend or family member who will join the fitness club with you, use one of our experienced personal trainers to help keep you on track during your first month or longer.

4. Make new friends with similar goals and objectives.

The key to being successful is having human interaction with others.

5. Limit your workout times when you first begin.

You should only workout for about 20 to 30 minutes the first few weeks. You would be surprised by how many people think they can push themselves for an hour or longer each visit and quickly discover they are sore because they overdid it and, as a result, quickly start missing regular visits and eventually just stop completely.

6. Limit the number of days you visit.

When first starting a new fitness program, it is best to gradually work into it by limiting the number of days you visit the gym to three or four a week. Those that visit every single day, quickly burn out and give up.

7. Incorporate both cardiovascular and strength training into your routines.

You need both types of workouts to lose weight and properly condition your body. Plus, by rotating between the two, various muscle groups have time to rest in between workouts.


For more tips and suggestions to help you succeed at sticking with your New Year’s resolution and losing excess holiday weight, please feel free to visit your nearest Wynn Fitness Clubs location or contact us at (905) 276-0040 today!