Gym Podium

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again that we all set fitness and weight loss goals. I know it may seem trickier because we are currently in lockdown but let’s try not to use this as an excuse and instead use it as a chance to make a new routine that works for you.

Remember, the gym team is still here for you virtually during this challenging time so please do email me,, if you wish to arrange a new personalised programme or personal training session via zoom. Alternatively, if you are more of a class bunny then make sure you have subscribed to Roehampton Club Live (click here to see the class timetable) to tune in to one of our classes live or at a time that suits you.

Here are my top tips for sticking to and making your exercise goals achievable:

1. Take it one day at a time

The most realistic way to get back on the exercise wagon is to focus on the day to day. What is often forgotten is that results occur incrementally through consistent days of working toward a goal.

2. Set realistic goals

A realistic workout resolution is one that makes sense for where you currently are with your fitness routine. If you haven’t been working out at all, having an objective of working out five days a week isn’t very realistic—at least not initially. Start out with two to three times a week.

3. Enjoy it

Experiment with different workouts. If you haven’t already log into Roehampton Club Live and try the variety of classes from pilates, spinning to HIIT. Finding something you enjoy (or at least like more than others) is key when it comes to getting yourself to stick to an  exercise routine.

4. Schedule your workout

Whether that means putting it in your diary or signing in to one of the live classes, if you have already committed to working out at a specific time, you will hold yourself more accountable and are less likely to cancel.

5. Find a buddy

Luckily it is still ok to meet with one other person from outside your household for exercise. You’re less likely to cancel on a friend and it’s more fun to have someone to chat with as you work up a sweat so set a socially distanced date and go for a power walk or jog.

Emily Hurse | Gym and Studios Manager