Over the past 12 months the way in which we participate and look at exercise may well have changed. Gyms and leisure facilities have been opening and closing to fall in line with the government’s social distancing and lockdown restrictions, meaning your favourite way of exercising may have stopped or even evolved into something new.
Many of us have hoped and dreamt about being able to participate in our favourite ways to exercise once again and getting back into the routine will be something to look forward to.
I like to think of exercise like a train journey. You have a destination where you wish to go, this destination represents your long term goals. But along the way you’ll visit other places, these places represent short term goals and adaptions to your exercise regime. You may also experience bumps in the tracks represented by injury or illness.
This year’s journey may have had all of these and may well have been more of a roller coaster ride than a train journey. I’ll let you decide this…
As we seemingly see the light at the end of the tunnel in this part of the journey, we will see our gyms, leisure facilities and favourite places to visit reopen. In my opinion, getting back into an exercise routine could be a challenge in itself, especially if your exercise has stopped completely or evolved into a new way of keeping active.
Here are a few tips to consider when jumping back onto the train (so to speak!).