Don’t give up on that New Year’s resolution yet! Personal trainer Mike Donavanik — who works with celebrities such as Rumer Willis — shares his top fitness tips with Us Weekly to keep you on that healthy track in 2015.
Set goals that matter to you. If you just start working out like crazy to get in better shape, you’re going to end up burning out. You need to place a reason behind each goal; that will help keep you motivated — even on those days when you feel less than. Make a list of the three goals that are most important to you and why. Go after those first.
You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to see progress. In fact, it only takes about 20 to 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise to see change. If you really focus and work hard, you can get the same amount of work done in 30 minutes versus an hour.
Skip the gym. People think that they need to join a gym to kickstart their new healthy lifestyle. The fact is that there are plenty of other alternatives that won’t cost you money. You can find some awesome quality workouts on YouTube that require very minimal equipment, if any.
Change starts in the kitchen. It’s 100 percent true that you can’t outrun a poor diet. At the end of the day, it’s all “calories in” versus “calories out.” Rid your kitchen of junk foods — if you don’t have them in your house, you won’t be as likely to eat them. Just making little dietary changes can amount to substantial physical changes.
Try something new. If you’ve been doing the same old workout routine for a while now, you’re doing your body a disservice. Try out something new like heading outdoors, A YouTube video or a workout DVD, yoga, or just change things up so that you don’t bored and keep your body guessing.
For more workout tips and inspiration, visit Donavanik’s website.
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