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Atlanta Fitness Influencers and Experts Share Their Tips for a Routine Refresh

Atlanta Fitness Influencers and Experts Share Their Tips for a Routine Refresh

Atlanta Fitness Influencers

Much like the weather, our bodies go through seasons of their own. With the changing of our clocks, many of us find ourselves changing our healthy habits–spring cleaning our health and fitness routines. Whether fine-tuning diet or exercise, it all comes down to short-term goals, consistency and choosing habits you actually enjoy. Below we chat with Atlanta fitness influencers and experts to get their tips for refreshing your routine.

Liz Morrison

Liz Morrison
Photo courtesy of Jackie Sterna

Founder of The Fit Atlanta, Wellness and Travel Creator,  @thelizmorrison | @thefitatlanta

1. Get to know your body better.

If your fitness progress has plateaued or you’re feeling directionless, receiving a body composition scan from somewhere like STAT Wellness can give you newfound direction. This deep dive into what’s happening inside your body and what it needs can help you adjust your routine to work better for you.

2. Center your self-worth.

A change in mindset can make all the difference in keeping your resolutions or goals. When you are tempted to quit or give up, take a moment to say out loud, “I’m keeping this promise to myself, because I am worth it.” Putting your self-worth at the center of your actions makes it harder to give up.

3. Explore fitness combos.

Find what lights you up! I enjoy boxing at Rumble Boxing Alpharetta, yoga at The Yoga Loft and pickleball. The power of boxing, the mobility from yoga and the quick moves from pickleball make an exciting combo I never get bored of.

Hanna SellersHanna Sellers

Pilates Instructor at The Daily Pilates, @hannasellers

1. Sync up with your cycle.

For women, your body is likely to respond to workouts differently during each phase of your menstrual cycle. When energy is high during my follicular or ovulatory phase, I like to hit Pepper Boxing and Rudi’s HIIT 45 at The Daily Pilates. When energy is lower during my luteal and menstruation phases, I really enjoy hot Pilates and slow stretching. By honoring the natural hormonal changes in my body, I have noticed reduced inflammation and enhanced muscle definition.

2. Eat intuitively.

This is absolutely key for proper nourishment, which allows me to be my best self. When it comes to fueling myself and my workouts I don’t count calories, I instead eat for energy, health and longevity.

3. Integrate IV therapy. 

A little extra help never hurts! To make sure my body is getting what it needs after demanding workouts, I like to integrate IV therapy into my routine at least once a month. While IV therapy blends vary on your goals, I always recommend adding in NAD+ supplementation for longevity.

Celene AlexandriaCelene Alexandria

Atlanta Fitness Influencer, @celenealexandria

1. Infuse your routine with self-care.

Plan rituals of self-care to go along with your workouts. Whether that means heading to the sauna after your workout or enjoying your favorite smoothie pre-workout. Creating positive correlations with your routine will make it easier to adhere to.

2. Establish a non-negotiable schedule.

Establish a routine that works for your schedule and stick to it. Treat your workouts as non-negotiable appointments you can’t and won’t miss.

3. Discover joy in movement.

Find activities that resonate with you and bring you happiness in order to make fitness an enjoyable part of your lifestyle. When you love what you do, staying motivated becomes a natural part of your journey that’s fulfilling rather than a chore.

Brad KolowichBrad Kolowich

Founder of Kolofit Personal Training, @bradkolowichjr

1. Start with a good foundation.

Feel stuck in a rut? The solution might be as simple as a good night’s sleep. Although individual sleep requirements vary, at least 7-9 hours of sleep is recommended each night. If your mind is rested and sharp, you can attack anything to maximum potential.

2. Focus on the short term.

Set lots of goals, with a HUGE emphasis on short-term goals. I recommend short-term goal check-ins every four weeks. Once you’ve evaluated your progress, necessary adjustments can be made to ensure timely progression toward long-term goals.

3. Keep it consistent. 

We must stay consistent if we plan to achieve our goals. Once a solid exercise and nutritional plan is in place, we must fully trust the process and stay locked in for our ultimate goal to be achieved!

Katie WetzelKatie Wetzel

Personal Trainer, @katiewetzel_

1. Keep a wide lens on what success looks like.

If your goal is to move every day, but you can’t make it to your favorite fitness class, think about other activities that could still count: walking, stretching, yoga at home or follow a YouTube workout video. Being specific with your goals can be helpful, but don’t lose sight of the big picture.

2. Be open to changing your mind. 

If you’re new to fitness, remember that it’s okay to prefer some types of exercises over others. If you’re forcing yourself to do something you don’t enjoy just because you said you would, you might be more likely to lose motivation quickly.

3. Keep it consistent. 

If you’re not already strength training, now’s the time to start. Challenge your body to adapt to new loads so you can increase your muscular endurance, overall strength, bone density and hopefully, your ability to live a longer and healthier life.

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