Three top tips to find your exercise groove again

Sometimes we all need a little boost right? It’s all a bit topsy-turvy at the moment, and it can be really hard to get back into a routine, even if we were nailing it pre-lockdown. We get it. Here’s our top tips to help you find your rhythm again.

Exercising at home in lounge
Even just 10mins a day consistently can greatly improve your mood and help you find your exercise mojo again.
1. Phone a friend 

Having an exercise buddy can help keep you accountable – they’re relying on you and you’re relying on them to make it amongst other stellar reasons. You might like to sign up for something new to learn together, or start with something more familiar to you both.   

2. Start small, but repeat often 

If you can set yourself a small goal of a daily meditation, 10mins of yoga or a 10 min intentional walk (not just your commute!) you’ll be laying down good habits to build on.  Consistency is key.  You might even find that after 10mins of fresh air on your walk changes your mood, and you might even go a little further than you expect!  Why not join the Australasian Universities 10,000 steps challenge and help UC win overall, or your department win the UC tournament, by adding your steps? 

3.  Celebrate the wins, no matter how small! 

Success is different for everyone.   For some of us, success could be getting the rehab done 4x per week, for others, it might be 200km on the bike, training for a Coast to Coast.   Our point is, you can set your own targets that make sense for you, and when you reach them, give yourself a pat on the back or a small reward.    

Don’t forget, as UC or UCSA Staff you enjoy a discount on a RecCentre membership every day (around 40% off our full community price).  We also offer off-peak memberships, saving you further, if you exercise before 3pm each day.   We have a huge range of sport and gym based activities for you to try on for size, including all the faves like HIIT training, Yoga, Spin and Zumba.     You can also trial us for 2weeks at no cost.  So what are you waiting for?  We’d love to see you!

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Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport