We all know that a good workout kind of sucks in the moment–it’s tough work, it’s not always fun, and our bodies are sore afterward. So how do you maintain the motivation to keep up with your workout routine? Probably the best way is to remind yourself of how good you feel on a larger scale, even when your muscles ache. If you haven’t kept up with your workouts lately, do a little self-inventory: how does your body feel? Do you have as much energy as you did when you were working out regularly? Are you sleeping as soundly? Are you feeling more symptoms of depression or anxiety? These changes aren’t just in your head–there’s a large body of scientific evidence that regular exercise is strongly correlated with improved mood, less frequent and less intense symptoms of mental illness, and other clear mental and physical health benefits. 

Of course, this is all dependent on finding a workout that works for your specific lifestyle. We always say that “if it doesn’t challenge you, it’s not going to change you,” but at the same time, this challenge can’t just be arbitrary: if we aren’t working towards our goals or targeting our improvements, it’s incredibly difficult to maintain the motivation to push ourselves through the workouts. Apex Personal Training is here to help you rebuild your routine and challenge you to be your best self. We work to create workouts personalized to your goals, your commitments, and your body, because we know that especially after such a tough and strange year, everyone needs that personal touch and motivation to keep pushing.

Get Help Returning to Your Pre-Covid Workout Routine

The last year has been hugely difficult for many people, and our otherwise predictable lives were completely upended. From pandemic-related depression to just the logistics of gyms being closed, we don’t want anyone to feel any shame if one of the things that fell by the wayside over the last year was a consistent workout routine. Now that the world is reopening, it’s not the time to get bogged down in guilt over what you may have missed. Instead, Apex Personal Training can help you pump yourself up and rebuild that routine that made you feel unstoppable in the first place!

Not able or comfortable returning to the gym just yet? Our Apex Anywhere program is a highly customizable online workout program that brings that same personalized training approach to your home or wherever you are that day. We’ll text you each day with a survey of your location (what sort of equipment do you have?), your energy levels, your time availability, and more to keep you moving and challenging yourself no matter your situation that day.

More resources from The Gym MPLS

To help you make the most of the Apex Anywhere program, The Gym MPLS is now offering professional-quality home workout equipment for sale directly to you. From resistance bands to adjustable benches, dumbbells to rubber floor mats, from racks to kettlebells, and much more, we can help you outfit your home gym to maximize your training potential. And for those of you ready to come back to in-person training, The Gym MPLS is open safely, taking every necessary Covid precaution including wiped down machines after every use (which is what should happen anyway, right?), strict capacity limits, and a training-first approach that keeps gym goers on-track and focused on their fitness.

Whatever your fitness goals and needs, we want to be your go-to resource and support. For more info on how our Apex Anywhere online fitness program can help you craft the perfect daily workout routine or more info on The Gym MPLS itself, email us at info@thegymmpls.com or give us a call at (612) 405-3002. And while you’re at it, give us a follow on Instagram (@thegymmpls) for daily motivation, gym updates, and more.