Fitness Tips From Rogue & Saint
Fitness Tips From Rogue & Saint
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The Psychology Behind New Year's Resolutions And Why We Can't Keep Them

If your new year’s resolution is to lose weight, don’t be upset if you can’t keep it. In fact, most people don’t stick to their new year’s resolutions because they either overcommit, under perform or give up too soon. The reason behind this is that changing behavior is hard.  It was discovered that habitual behavior is a result of thinking patterns. These thinking patterns in turn create neural pathways and memories which are the foundation of behavior when faced with a choice or decision. To make change happen, new neural pathways need to be created by new thinking patterns. When someone overcommits, they are making unrealistic goals that aren’t attainable and not aligned with their internal view of himself.  It creates a sort of “false hope” that one is capable of achieving these goals, but is ultimately doomed to fail. When people underperform, the lose motivation and give up too soon. That is why it’s important to keep your goals specific and practical. Actually, most of us experience setbacks, obstacles, or failures while trying to reach goals. It's natural to feel disappointed and frustrated, but there is no need to give up. Instead, we should reevaluate your goal and the plan for reaching it, make any necessary adjustments, and then start again the next day. Persistence is critical to success. Very few of us experience a smooth path to reaching our goals.

This is where Rogue & Saint’s group classes are key to keeping you motivated, inspired, and accountable. Not only are the classes fun and jovial, they are the remedy to giving up too soon. Your pride won’t allow it. When people are aware, it’s harder to slink out of a room or not show up. Through a group class setting, Rogue & Saint Republic encourages those who have trouble motivating themselves with similar-minded people creating a community of support. With their bootcamp and pilates classes, individuals are able to keep each other accountable so new thinking patterns are formed, changing their behavior at a core level. This community of like-minded individuals not only keeps you focused on your goals, but pushes you to challenge yourself in surpassing your goals to make even tougher ones. The great thing about these classes are that they don’t get boring as they constantly involve varied movement to produce the best fitness regimen. Their bootcamp is a fast paced, interval conditioning program that builds muscles, shreds fat, and boosts your metabolism to full gear. Their pilates classes are designed to increase range of motion, endurance, and flexibility through resistance poses that incorporate core strength, technical precision, and mental concentration. Rogue & Saint is a leader in the fitness industry paving the way to new and innovative workouts but focusing on the human component that many gyms are lacking.

Next January 1 when you start thinking about making New Year's resolutions, keep these three hindrances in mind. Set a goal that you're fairly sure you can meet, create a workable plan that will help you succeed, and don't let a temporary failure keep you down. If this sounds daunting to you, you don’t have to do it alone. Rogue & Saint has classes Monday through Sunday. Click on Class Schedule to find out more.

Jessica Kane is a professional blogger who is trying to be healthier this year. She currently writes for AEDs Today, a leading supplier of automatic external defibrillators including popular models such as the LIFEPAK 1000.

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