12 Fitness Pros Share Their Tips For Staying Motivated


To help you carry out those resolutions

On the 10th day of the new year, even the best intentions to carry out your resolutions start dwindling. Chances are, for the past week and a half, you've been hitting the gym on the regular, determined to maintain consistent exercise habits all through 2017. That was until the second (first full) week of work started, and you've found yourself looking for excuses on why you can't make it to your spin class tonight. Before you know it, this one missed workout will result in another, and then a whole year.

With this in mind, we caught up with 12 pros, celebrity trainers, and studio owners, responsible for some of the best Hollywood bodies and buzziest workouts, to get the scoop on what keeps them motivated to keep up with their fitness resolutions. Ahead, prepare to be inspired to grab your sneakers today, and for the rest of the year.

Photograph courtesy of Target.

Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT
Amazing music will always motivate me. If I’m feeling tired, I will play my favorite song of the moment, and that revs me up to put on a killer outfit, sneakers, and rock a cap to head into my workout. With that intense bass playing and my favorite, most flattering gear on, I will be energized and ready for almost anything. One of my favorite quotes is, “'I really regret that workout,' said by NO ONE EVER." I try to harness and remember how powerful I am going to feel after the workout to get me going. I also bargain with myself. Just try 15 minutes, and if you want to stop, fine!  By relieving the pressure, I can slowly build up my intensity and then there’s no stopping me.