Post-Easter Bank Holiday Gym Workout Motivation

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A lot of people have over indulged over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Many  people in the gym have expressed that today is their first day back after quite a few days off!

I spoke with one of our gym regulars: Austin, a pro-basketball player for the Manchester Giants! He’s over here from Dallas and he always looks like he’s in-the-zone as soon as he comes to train in the gym.


I asked him if he could say 3 TOP TIPS for workout motivation. He came up with some great answers:


1. Your biggest struggle with motivation is if you start initiating, doubting or coming up with excuses. The moment you start to second guess, grab your gym bag and move!

2. Create a motivational playlist. 15-20 songs that fire you up.

3. Get a workout buddy, someone to hold you accountable.


What motivates you to train? Why not write a list, so that if you lack motivation one day, you can read your words and feel gym-ready!

I always tell my PT clients to have a strong idea, a vision of what they want to look like, at the front of their mind when they are finding reasons not to train. Visualisation techniques can work for motivation and inspiration for all kinds of activities.

Also the more you train, the more you’ll see the results you’re working so hard to achieve, you’ll lift your mood and feel good too.

It is so important to train regularly, for mental wellbeing, sleep, to maintain strength and muscle tone, and to ultimately continue to improve your fitness level.

Did you know that we can lose our fitness level quite quickly? The good news is that muscle memory is a powerful thing and we can get our fitness level back quite quickly too!


I always find This Girl Can really motivational and inspiring! What an amazing campaign. I can’t still remember the tingles I got down my spine when I saw the first This Girl Can video in 2015!

This Girl Can did more video campaigns, and this particular video is off-the-scale! With Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Women spoken word… Just watch, learn and feel your motivation to get physically active RISE!

Training for the Manchester 10K Run on Sunday May 20th? Check this out for a THRILLING track to run to. Thank you for the heads up Deb Jump! It really inspires me to find momentum and keep pushing through. I enjoy working out (and teaching classes) to this so much.

If you’re training for a run, wanting to learn more about running techniques or increase your cardiovascular endurance, download the Nike+ Run App. Or if Apps aren’t your bag, check their Nike+ Run Club website. It’s simple, easy to use and it WILL inspire you!

I’m about to smash out a workout myself, so keep it locked for my next blog post which will be my favourite musical motivators in my spin classes at the moment at Platt Lane Sports Complex! COMING SOON 🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️

#getyourfreakon #getupgetout #staymotivated #stayhealthy

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