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Workout Tips for the New Year: Workouts for 2016

The new year is right around the corner, and you've made a resolution to take better care of your body. Maybe this means losing weight, or perhaps it means building strength. Either way, you'll want to make the time for more exercise in your daily routine (in addition to adopting a healthy nutrition plan). To make things easier on you, we've got some tips to help you jump start your fitness goals for the new year.

Setting Up a Simple Home Gym

One of the main reasons people tend to fail with their new year's resolutions to get into better shape is that they simply don't feel like they have the time to go to the gym every day. However, the truth is that you don't need a gym membership to get a great workout. In fact, no matter how small your space or your budget, you can create your own at-home exercise space that keeps you from making excuses.

All you really need to get a great workout from home is a small amount of space (about 30 square feet) and a workout mat. However, to incorporate more strength training, consider picking up some dumbbells. If you have the room, a compact elliptical, exercise bike, or treadmill is also a great way to get your cardio in.

Getting the Most of Your Gym Membership

Of course, it's never a bad idea to have a gym membership, either—especially if you don't have a lot of space for workout equipment in your home. Now is a good time to meet with a professional from your gym and ask him or her to show you how to use each of the machines. This way, you can get the most of all your workouts. You should also check to see what kinds of other offerings your gym has, such as group fitness classes, that will help you get the most of your membership.

Staying Up-to-Date on Fitness Trends

Fitness trends are always changing and evolving, so what's expected to be hot for 2016? Group fitness and personal training, high intensity interval training (HIIT), and yoga are all expected to remain popular through 2016. Consider enrolling in one or more of these at your local gym; or, if you don't have a gym membership, see about finding a local facility that offers the course you're looking for.

Making Time for Exercise in Your Busy Schedule

Ultimately, your success in reaching your fitness goals will depend on you making your health and well-being a priority in 2016. This is a new concept for many, who are used to prioritizing other aspects of their lives. The truth is that when you take care of yourself first, everything else tends to fall into place more easily. So be sure to make a promise to yourself that you won't let other aspects of your life come between you and your fitness goals. Only by adopting this philosophy will you be able to reach your goals!

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