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15 Fitness Resolutions for 2015: Your Healthiest Year Yet

The new year has arrived, and with it, a slew of excited gym goers determined to make fitness a priority. While setting resolutions for a healthier lifestyle is awesome (and encouraged), having too broad of goals can make keeping these resolutions difficult. To make your lives easier, we came up with some very specific, and very attainable goals for you! Check below for our 15 fitness goals for 2015:

Ensure success by checking out our fitness resolution primer: How to Hit your 2015 Fitness Goals

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Bump up your gym visits. Eliminate your excuses and make it happen! (Need more incentive? We’re giving out free eligibility checks for gym reimbursements for the month of January. See if you qualify here.

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This averages out to less than 10 miles a week, you can do it!

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You might be comfortable with cardio, but it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and hit the weights. Don’t know where to start? Ask a gym buddy to come along or a trainer to give you some tips.

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It’s hard to have a solid workout when you’re exhausted! Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep a night and you’ll have all the energy you need to crush it at the gym.

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A little cash incentive never hurts. Call your insurance company to see if you’re eligible for a gym reimbursement or let spott3r do all the work for you!

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Whether its a 5k or a marathon, any race is a good opportunity to be active with friends. (Doesn’t hurt that there is usually beer at the end.)

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Try one workout class you’ve never done before (think Zumba, pilates, or cycling!)

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One word: yoga.

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A cold can take a week or more to recover from! Make sure you don’t lose muscle mass by keeping your immune system healthy

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Maybe it’s drinking soda or smoking cigarettes. Eliminating one of your worst habits will put you one step closer to your healthiest you!

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Health is all about consistency. Find out what fitness class or time of day works for you and stick to it!

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This may sound like a lot but it averages out to less than 5 times per week. Remember, health is all about consistency!

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Aside from a full-body workout, push-ups increase your metabolism, and better yet – can be done anywhere! Master perfect form to get the most out of this easy move

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The more members you have in your personal fitness team the more likely you are to workout – and to have fun doing it! Share this with someone you’d like to go to the gym with this year!

unnamed (3)We are closing out our 15 fitness goals for 2015 with a simple reminder – enjoy yourself! You’ll never keep up your workout routine if you dread it. Grab a new workout buddy or treat yourself to new gym garb! Now get out there and make 2015 your healthiest year yet!

Think we missed anything? Be sure to leave it in the comments below!

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Spott3r helps people get people paid for their workouts. Click here to see if you’re eligible for a free gym reimbursement check!

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How to Hit your 2015 Fitness Goals

2015 is just around the corner and with a new year comes new opportunities for a healthier life! That said, it’s not always easy knowing where to start or how to set realistic expectations for yourself. We’ve put together a quick guide to ensure you have the tools you need to kickstart this new chapter!

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1. Assess where you’re at. Be honest.

Let’s be honest – we may not all be where we hoped to be by the end of the year (especially after the holidays). This is a great time for us to check-in with our bodies and re-evaluate where we’re at.

Ex. Spott3r member, Lindsay Anderson, thinks she’s done a great job at hitting her cardio goals this year, but has been slacking a bit on strength training. She also occasionally puts off her workouts due to a hectic work schedule and cold weather. In order to get past these and hit her 2015 fitness goals, Lindsay needs to figure out how to get past these roadblocks.

Which brings us to our next point!

2. Find out what motivates you vs. what sets you back, and fix that. 

Everyone has an excuse not to work out. Whether its time, money, or simply not knowing where to start, there are a million reasons people put off fitness.

Lindsay, for example, plans to get past her fitness roadblocks by ensuring she gets to bed early enough to fit in early morning workouts (tips on how to get up for these here) and invests in warm weather workout gear!

(Is money holding you back from getting a gym membership? See if you’re eligible for a fitness reimbursement here.)

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3. Set realistic goals

Sure, if we hop on the scale and see a number we’re not happy with, our first instinct is to swear off all sweets and hit the gym twice a day. While that might get you through the first week of the new year, chances are you’ll be burnt out and cranky by week two, and much more likely to give up on your goals.

Start by setting some realistic and feasible goals – and remember to focus on creating a healthy lifestyle, rather than numbers on a scale or pant size.

Some ideas for weekly goals here. We’ll also be launching our 15 goals for 2015 series on Instagram tomorrow – be sure to follow us for all the fitness inspiration you can handle!

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4. Measure them

The last part in our quick guide to hit your 2015 fitness goals is measurement. What good is setting goals if you aren’t completing them?

If you’re tracking something quantifiable, such as mileage or cardio minutes, fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike Training Club are great.

If you’re tracking something unquantifiable, such as getting more sleep or eating clean, it may help to start a fitness journal and implement a once-weekly reflection.

You should now have all the tools you need to kick off your healthiest 2015! Think we missed anything? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Spott3r helps people get people paid for their workouts. Click here to see if you’re eligible for a free gym reimbursement check!

Photo cred: Gumbo Fitness, Women’s Health Magazine

Monday Motivation: Fitness Goals

A new week, a new chance to get it right! Here are some ideas for fitness goals you can add to your routine over the next month:z

  1. Run 10 miles. Think one long run, and several, shorter stints.
  2. Add weights. Comfortable with your 5lb dumbells? Add a barbell to your squats or a 10lb medicine ball to your usual sit-ups.
  3. Plank for a total of 15 minutes. Similar to running you can try for a 2-minute plank or a few, longer ones.
  4. Go to the gym 5 times. Getting to the gym can be half the battle. Need more incentive? Use spott3r to find out if you are eligible for cash reimbursements from your insurance company (you likely are!)
  5. Pick one new machine and give it a try. The rowing machine, cycling bikes, and leg press are fun options.

Want to make sure you stick to your goals? Print these out and leave them around your office or home for added motivation!

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Do you have any fitness goals you’re proud of or would like to achieve? Let us know in the comments below!

For more inspiration, visit our Fitness Goals board on Pinterest!