Image Alt

Picks PT Personal Trainers

2 photos, left side is a female dead lifting weight in active wear, right side is a man doing cardio in active wear

A really tough can be quite exhausting, physically and mentally, so it’s always nice to reward yourself for your hard work. Knowing there’s a reward at the end can provide some incentive and motivation to push yourself and test your limits. At the same time, there’s no point reaching for something which is going to undo any of the good you’ve just done. Here are just a few ways you can reward yourself in a healthy yet indulgent way.

m
a

You’re new to exercising

Well, we’ve all been there. The good news is, there are several ways to leverage behavioural science to help you form a lasting exercise habit fast, even if you’ve never been into fitness before. Motivation and fitness often go hand-in-hand when building healthy lifestyle habits.

Use friendly accountability

When you book a session with a personal trainer or commit to meeting friends at a group class, you’re far more likely to follow through. The combined social reward of exercising with another person, plus the thought of how you’d feel if you stood them up, form a powerful double-punch to a lack of motivation.

Let a ‘challenge’ do the work

Set yourself a short term goal and be rewarded with a long-term habit.

Depending on the individual, it takes around 66 days to form a new habit. The same is true when it comes to working out. So, challenging yourself with a trainer or at a gym could be your ticket to a lifetime of fitness. By simply gritting your teeth and committing not to miss a single session, you’ll emerge on the other side with gains you can see, feel, and keep building upon.

Eat well – live well – be well.

Make a habit ‘stack’

Habit experts know that the best way to introduce a positive new habit is to piggyback or ‘stack‘ it on top of a habit we already have (provided that’s also a habit we want to keep!).

For instance, if you’re someone who has a daily commute you do every day, this is a habit. It’s a habit you need to keep, so it’s not liable to change any time soon. To stack your fitness habit, simply make a statement like, “after leaving work, I will go to the gym/studio/etc for a training session,” and follow through.

Excercise better – not less.

Change the question

Stop asking ‘what do I want to do?’ and start asking, ‘who do I choose to be?’

Your choice to exercise is about more than the one session you turn up to. It’s one step in a journey to who you are becoming. Re-framing this question is life-changing. Suddenly the stakes are higher. Along with that, the intrinsic (internal) motivation is higher. Gone is the need to bribe yourself with rewards (hands up who’s done that!). Gone is the feeling that exercise is a chore or something to be endured.

No, exercise is a tool. Exercise shapes your body and your mind into the person you choose to be: healthy, strong, and vital right throughout your life.

Ask the right question and transform your relationship with motivation for good.

Picks PT can help you with a Nutrition evaluation and private or semi-private personal fitness coaching. We service areas across Macarthur, Campbelltown, and Camden regions. For more information or to get in touch with us, you can drop us a line on our contact us page or call Nathan on 0420 998 460

I know for myself when I’m working I need Jazz Funk to help me concentrate and get into the mood to work or just relax. 🎼🎹🥁🎷🎸

What music helps you?

@pickspt

#personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

OOOOHHHH this is tough one

But I would give up cake! 🧁🍰🍨🍦

@pickspt

#food #personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

Do you even lift weight? 🏋🏽‍♂️💪🏼

If you can’t control it with good form is it worth it?

@pickspt

#progress #personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

Working solo - great if you know what you're are doing.

Working with a trainer – you’ll learn proper technique and lower your risk of injury. 🤸🏽🏋🏻 💪🏼

Need help! Get in touch with us today.

@pickspt

#solo #personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

Trying a new recipe is scary but once you perfected it nothing tastes so good. 🍝 🍲 🍱

What’s something you've baked that's turned out fantastic?

@pickspt

#food #personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

Check out our latest blog.

@pickspt

#fitness #personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

Don’t be afraid to encourage others. 😀

Look for the best in each other and let them know.

Who can you motivate today with a word of gratitude? 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏼‍♀️

@pickspt

#encourage #personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

Did you know that about berries? 🍓🫐

What are some interesting facts about berries that you know?

A banana is a berry is mine. 🍌

@pickspt

#personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

The digital age has made changing the time on our devices so much easier.

Most devices do it for us.

Changing our body clock is something altogether different.

Give yourself a fighting chance and stop playing the catch-up game.

Be smart and hit your bed an hour earlier.

@pickspt

#funindasun #personaltraining
...

All it takes is one small step. The first step is always the hardest. Why not try something new today! 💃🏼🕺🏼🏄🏼‍♂️🏌🏼‍♀️

@pickspt

#nevertoolate #personaltrainer
...

If you’re the smartest person in the room, YOU are in the wrong room!

@pickspt

#personaltrainer #personaltraining #improvement
...

Side Stitches during training - one cause can be drinking too much water before or during training.

@pickspt

#breathe #personaltrainer #personaltraining #fitlifenow
...

Remember to always eat healthy and encourage others to do the same. Lead by example

@pickspt

#encouraging #personaltrainer #personaltraining #fitlifenow
...

When working on your fitness goals remember to enjoy yourself along the way! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🤸‍♀️🤸

@pickspt

#personaltrainer #personaltraining #enjoy #fitness
...

Our minds are a powerful tool. When put in the right gear nothing can stop it. Don’t follow the detour it can lead you astray.

@pickspt

#mindset #personaltrainer #personaltraining
...

Kung Pao Chicken may look more appetizing and possibly be more healthy, but the egg rolls are kinda more my style.

@pickspt

#nutrition #personaltrainer #personaltraining #healthyliving
...

Close
Side-new-Light-Logo
Our socials

The Picks PT team can help you with personal training, group fitness, nutrition guidance, and even online fitness training. We can help with all aspects of fitness coaching.

Get in touch with Nathan @ PicksPT and book a FREE initial consultation.

Working hours

Monday – Friday:
05:30 AM- 12:00 PM

03.00 PM- 08.00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

PT
Call Now
Book a Personal Trainer