Getting Motivated to Work-Out – Tips from Top Trainers – Part 5

March 6, 2017

Garage Gym Planner, a site that offers popular expert-curated reviews about fitness equipment, interviewed the country’s leading health and fitness experts to get their top three tips for fitness. Find ten top fitness professionals tips here:

LYNNE ROBINSON, Co-Founder and Director, Body Control Pilates

Pilates is for life

Stand tall, walk tall, sit tall. Remember to breath… However please don’t try to keep your core permanently engaged, that would only be appropriate if you were lifting a heavy object.

‘Sweat the small stuff’

This adage might not be good advice for our daily lives but it its great advice for your Pilates practice. It is the precision of what we do that makes all the difference in our workouts.

LORI L. SHEMEK, Fat Loss Expert


Shift your habitual thinking. Reframe thinking from “I HAVE to work-out” to “I WANT to work-out” and think about the benefits. You can use this technique with food as well.


Visualization is a highly effective technique that successful people utilize. Visualize yourself performing your work-out of choice, utilize all of your senses, and how you are feeling.

Subscribe to a Fitness Newsletter/Blog

Surround yourself with fitness – friends you associate with, the food you buy to the type of information you read. Consistently receiving fitness related emails can be a powerful force!

JORDAN SYATT, Powerlifter, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

You are Important

Don’t do it for anyone else but yourself. Your health, your fitness, and your goals are yours and yours alone.

Listen to Yourself

Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for prioritizing your health. Ignore the people who make you feel bad for eating “healthy” when you’re out at a restaurant.

Have Fun Working Out

If you aren’t having fun with your workouts…you’re doing it wrong. Working out is supposed to be fun. And if anyone tells you otherwise, get away.

KYLIE RYAN, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainer and Hypnotherapist

Fun Fitness

Get into the many fun fitness fusions like Silent Disco Yoga, or Nightclub Spin classes, to keep your fitness routine super fun and social.

Eating for Your Genes

There is no one-size-fits-all diet or eating plan. But science has finally integrated into a user-friendly system to tell you exactly what to eat for your unique genetic profile.

Mindful Eating

We all know that abs are made in the kitchen, but the latest eating craze is about HOW you eat. Mindful eating is a super easy method to eat slower, and get more nutrition.

CHRISTINE BULLOCK, Wellness Expert and Trainer

Create a Schedule

Schedule workouts and lunches with a friend to keep you accountable and make it fun.


Take time to meditate, so you prevent stress from overwhelming your mind, energy, and results.

Make Workouts Fun

Find something you “loooooove” to do. If you are bored in your workout, your physique will look bored. Get active with a new innovative workout that strengthens your body and spirit.

BROOKE TAYLOR, Owner and Fitness Trainer

“How can we make this year different?” “How can I overcome my fears, shortcomings and leave my excuses at the door?” This is YOUR year! The one where you will not only set goals to accomplish, but you will CRUSH them.

Set Attainable Goals

Our goal is to create a healthy lifestyle and I believe that “it’s a marathon not a sprint to the finish line.” Rome was not built in a day so don’t put excess pressure on yourself.

Find Your Motivation

What is your motivation to succeed? Health… Fitting back into an old pair of jeans.. Your children …A sport … Personal competition… Whatever your motive may be, USE IT!

Develop a Plan of Action

Set your schedule ahead of time. This only sets you up for success long term. When your workouts are built into your schedule then it leaves little wiggle room for failure.

NICHOLE KELLERMAN WURTH, Fitness and Weight Loss Expert

Do what feels good for YOU and YOUR body

Make it FUN

Just 10 minutes counts

JULIA CHAN, Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist

Find a Friend and Set a Goal

Working with a partner or in a team keeps you focused and accountable in reaching any fitness goal. Nothing like having like-minded people support and motivate you!

Group Cleanse

Try a cleanse that will help you support your workout routine. Consider eating clean and detox for 2-4 weeks. You will feel amazing and more than likely keep up with a cleaner lifestyle

Try Something Different

Try something you’ve always wanted to try and then do it. Make a list of all the things you’ve always wanted to do and have been making excuses why you haven’t done it.

JUMA IRAKI, Certified Personal Trainer

Find Your Goals

Set a goal and spend some time thinking about the” why”. What is the reason you want to achieve this goal and try to be as specific as possible.

Devise a Plan

Find a training program that you enjoy and that you can stick to in the long run.

Nutritious Diet

Focus primarily on whole food in your diet, but have some flexibility as well to enjoy some tasty food. Being too restrictive can make it difficult to stick to it in the long run.

KEITH LAI, Founder, Fit Mole

Focus on Small Wins

It’s not always about losing 1-2 pounds per week. Sometimes, for whatever reason, you might not lose any weight during the week. Don’t be discouraged from pushing forward.

Stop Looking for the Perfect Plan

The perfect workout or diet plan doesn’t exist. There is a NO workout plan with the perfect exercises, rest intervals, and rep scheme out there.

The perfect plan is the one where you just start and adapt based on your results and lifestyle.

Toughen Up

We live in a generation where everyone wants everything handed to them on a silver platter. People have become unwilling to put in the work if they don’t see noticeable results quickly.

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