Staying consistent during the holiday season is HARD: and for good reason! With all the family, friends, and festive treats, it’s easy to let your fitness goals take a back seat this time of year. Here are some tried-and-true ways to maintain your progress and continue to see results during the holidays.
1. Sign Up Early for Classes
You picked a class-based studio for a reason – now is the time to lean into it! If you book your classes at the beginning of the week, you’ll be more likely to stick to a schedule and get your workout in regularly. Utilize your relationships with instructors and other members to keep yourself motivated and showing up. If you and your class buddies all commit to showing up, everybody wins!
2. Pick Up Heavier Weights
Barre is famous for its light weights and high repetitions, but maybe this is the season to bump it up a pound! By increasing the weight you use in class, you can start building more muscle. Fun fact: muscle burns more calories than fat, so the more muscle you build, the more calories you burn at rest!
3. Participate in the Holiday Events
We LOVE the holidays, and we love making them fun for our community! Sign up for themed classes and other holiday events at the studio. You’ll feel extra festive and get a good burn in while you’re doing it. You may even make new friends when you attend community events outside of your normal schedule.
4. Invite Your Family & Friends to Join You
The more the merrier! Invite your family and friends to join you in the studio for a class, or to participate in a live-stream class from home! You don’t live in a bubble, and neither should your fitness. Remember that our studio offers a great referral program for friends and family, and we would love to meet your loved ones this season.
5. Consistency is Key
Even with the Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas cookies, and holiday party cocktails that are sure to come your way, consistency is the #1 way to see results in your fitness. Set a goal for how many classes you would like to attend each week and do what it takes to meet your goal. If you need some fitness cheerleaders this season, just let your instructors know! We are here to support you every step of the way.
Wishing you all the love and holiday magic this season!
Redlands Barre Co-Owner