While the excitement of a new fitness journey can kickstart your progress, the real challenge is maintaining momentum when your motivation isn’t sky-high—and yep, it happens to the best of us! We’ve got your back. Here’s how to set yourself up for success so you can start strong and stay strong.
- Track Your Progress
Right about now, you’re looking for results—fast. But what do you do when progress starts to plateau? Focus on performance. Whether it’s tracking your Current or Torq during a Flywheel ride or timing your run pace, achieving a performance goal will make you feel incredibly accomplished, which will keep you going back for more.
It’s also important to remember not to cling to the scale. While initial weight loss can motivate you, it can also be discouraging if you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d like. Remember, fitness is about how you feel, so focus on your energy and mood and visible results will follow.
- Find Your ‘Happy Place’
Your gym or studio should inspire you to leave any feelings of intimidation at the door. Some prefer working out in a gritty weight room, others like the vibe of a dark indoor cycling stadium or a mirrored FlyBarre studio (hello, form check) with more personalized group training. Everyone is different, so explore your options and land on a space that motivates you to work your hardest.
- Join a Community
If you aren’t into crushing it alone, find like-minded individuals who are ready to support you. Runners, for example, often thrive in run clubs to have a pack to race alongside, and gym-goers power through bench sets with their buddies cheering them on through each rep. Want expert coaching that pushes you to your max? Flywheel brings it in every single class. With an authentic and genuine community and classes built to maximize your efforts and results, you’ll never quit.
Need even more support? Don’t miss The Fly Challenge, starting 1/14! Take 15 classes in 30 days for the chance to win a FREE 6-month membership. Learn more, check out purchase options, and sign up HERE.
- Reward Yourself
A healthy, fit body isn’t the only reward you’ll reap along the way. If you hit a major milestone in your journey—like getting a personal best Power Score—treat yourself to those workout leggings you’ve had your eye on or a new fitness tracker. Invest in items that feed into your fitness routine, and you’ll head back to the studio eager to test out your new gear.
- Make It Fun
The bottom line? Find a workout you love, but switch things up to keep your routine fresh. For example, if you always clip in for a Method ride, ride to the rhythm in our athletic Tempo class. Already obsessed with FlyBarre? Get even stronger with heavier weights—and more sweat—in FlyFIT. Been crushing night rides? Set your alarm for morning classes for an energy spike that lasts the entire day.
If you’re still unsure where to take your fitness journey this year, try Flywheel. There’s nothing to lose— your first ride is on us!