Fitness tips for the new year

January 5, 2009 3:18:52 AM PST
We're less than a week into the New Year. Have you kept up with your fitness goals? Fitness expert and creator of the "Nikki Beach Bride" DVD, Nikki Glor, joined us in the studio with tips. Nikki's Fitness Tips:

Music! -Make yourself an upbeat play-list for workouts, take a fitness dance class or go dancing with friends on the weekends.

Hire a personal trainer if you have the money. If not, many gyms also offer free training sessions with a new membership. You'll learn some new moves and if you have to meet someone for a planned session, you're more likely to show up.

If you're not up to a rigorous workout, yoga is as easy as rolling out your mat, You will warm up, get blood flowing and ease stress.

Put one sneaker in front of the other: don't tell yourself you are going to the gym or to the living room for that fitness DVD, just put your hair in a ponytail, put on the sports bra, socks, sneakers and favorite workout outfit. By the time you start the warm-up half the battle is over and you will feel great after the workout.

Take active lunch breaks. Put it in your calendar at noon. If it is an appointment, you're more likely to keep it.

Try outdoor winter sports like ice skating, snow shoeing, skiing, or sledding. Go build a snowman or igloo with the kids. Shoveling the driveway, as much as you hate it, is a workout too!

Multitask your workout . When you combine toning moves that use your upper body and lower body at the same time, your core is forced to kick in, and you've just put 3 moves into one and cut your workout time.

Get on a scale every day. Your success will motivate good actions, and if you added a few pounds you will be extra careful that day.

Staying inside with a fitness DVD (like my new NikkiFitness Beach Bride DVD or Military Wife Workout DVDs) or the fitness channel on TV. Just hit play and before you know it you'll be done.

Subscribe to fitness magazines and weekly e-newsletter to motivate you. I have one on You will learn new fitness moves, healthy food suggestions, and new studies that will keep working out on your mind.

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