We’ve heard it before, a healthy lifestyle is made up of two things – eating well and exercise. Although to maintain this lifestyle ongoing, beyond just losing weight, you need to drill down to your core emotion of what’s driving you. What is your motivation to exercise?
Have you ever stopped to think about why you started your exercise journey? There’s a reason why you drag yourself out of bed to get to that early exercise class. So let’s delve into what it is.
Looking into different studies, living a healthy life and having more energy were certainly top reasons that gave people motivation to exercise. Although there was one commonly reported motivator that really stood out.
Improving mental health is driving motivation to exercise across the world.
Here’s a bit more on each of these top three motivations to exercise:
Living a Healthy Life
Exercise comes with a whole array of benefits. These include decreasing the chance of obesity, chronic disease, back or joint pain and more. The list truly goes on. Once you have experienced life with consistent exercise, it’s hard not to find the quality of life you’ll have as a huge motivator.
Increasing Energy Levels
There are a few different reasons why you’ll feel an increase in your energy levels when following a consistent exercise routine. Better heart health, improved sleep and an increase in endorphins all help your energy levels. These are all positive reactions to a consistent exercise routine.
Improving Mental Health
According to the Black Dog Institute, almost half of all Australians will experience mental health illnesses in their lifetime. Exercise has been proven to increase the release of endorphins which can boost not just physical, but also mental energy and relieve tension and stress.
When motivation is low, asking yourself ‘why’ will be your most powerful motivator. Find an exercise you enjoy and a space you feel comfortable and welcomed in. This will help to ensure you feel positive about your choice to exercise after you find your motivation.
Our studios are purposefully built to ensure everyone feels at home before, during and after your reformer pilates class. We pride our culture on being one big, supportive friendly family and offer one on one classes for those not wanting to join a small class.
If you haven’t tried Reformer Pilates before, we’ll happily provide you with a free body assessment where we will go over your goals together and help keep you motivated and on track.
Contact our team to book your free pilates body assessment to see if Reformer Pilates is right for you.