How to keep your fitness resolutions

Stick to your goals and have fun in the process!
Written by Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith
Jan 9, 2024
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How to keep your fitness resolutions

It is the time of year when all everyone is talking about is New Year's fitness resolutions. How long will it last though?How long do they last?

We’re only in the second week of January and yet more than 80% of people will have already given up! Nobody wants to become another statistic, so what’s the secret to success?

How can we stop making the same mistakes over and over?

First up, realize that it’s never too late to start again. We all have ups and downs. There’s still more than 300 days left in the year and, of course, you have the rest of your life!

Secondly – and perhaps most important – is to make hitting your goals fun. Sure, it’ll take some hard work and dedication…but that doesn’t have to be a negative.

The trick (if there is one) is to set yourself up for success.

Why do people give up on their New Year's fitness goals?

There are a few common reasons why people give up their New Year’s fitness resolutions:

  • Forming new habits can take months
  • Dealing with less free time
  • Goals aren't specific enough or are unrealistic

Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, don’t worry. We’ve all been there.

How to set realistic goals for New Year's fitness resolutions

The key to achieving your New Year's fitness resolutions is to set simple, realistic goals that add value to your life. Before you can do that, you need to ask yourself some tough questions about what it is you really want to achieve over the next year.

How do I choose the right fitness goals?

It may be hard to believe but many people have fitness goals that actually do not really resonate with them. They have goals that, ultimately, do not make them happy or excited.

Then they wonder why they give up after 20days.

In order to know what resonates, you need to know yourself on a deeper level. Do not be afraid to get all deep and meaningful on things here, it will only benefit you in the long run.

How do you figure out the right fitness goals? Try this – “start with why.”

This very simple and very practical title from one of Simon Sinek’s books is also a warning. If you don’t know why you’re doing something then your motivation will disappear in a flash.

Yes, it may be a bit harder than just plucking something that you have seen on social media as your New Year's fitness goal but it will be more than worth the time and effort you invest.

Understand personal success to achieve your fitness resolutions

Once you understand why you’ve set your goals, don’t charge head first into them. Take the time to understand what success looks and feels like for you – and not anyone else. Just you.

There will be positive and, in some cases, not so positive outcomes of your fitness goals.

As an example, a positive one could be improved health and a not so positive one could be less time with friends in order to work on your goals.

You have to fully understand and be good with both. We get excited way too fast and do not think about the outcomes of our goals nor the time frame these outcomes arrive on. This is super important for your ongoing motivation and excitement.

Are my goals realistic?

Training for an Ironman triathlon (12-20hours a week) when you have a super hectic work and family schedule is simply not going to work. If you try to force everything in then different areas of your life may start to suffer.

Two cyclists on a road in dubai
One of the best ways to make sure you achieve your New Years fitness resolutions it to keep your goals realistic!

Another trap people fall into is setting huge, almost impossible goals which they hope will keep them motivated. These types of scare tactics rarely work. Most people find them daunting and stressful when they should be inspirational!

We all have 24 hours in a day and when setting fitness (or any goals) it is important to clearly know what time demands these goals may have.

For a whole load of people, a 1-hour fitness class per day 4 days a week is the perfect solution and it is sustainable over the year.

5 tips to help you keep your New Year's fitness goals

Once you have decided on the goals you want to achieve, the next challenge is sticking to them. Here are some tips that will help you make it through the entire year!

Create a support system

As human beings, we are built to support one another. Lean into it.

At InnerFight, community is one of our core guiding principles. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s the value of a true support network.

Fitness support system InnerFight Dubai
Stick to your New Years fitness resolutions by sharing with your friends and family!

Tell your friends and family about your goals so they can help keep you motivated on the tough days and be there to share your achievements and successes!

Discount no support, lean into it as hard as you need to, that’s what it’s there for. Talk, open up when the time is right, let the emotion come out. It will help.

Make time to slow down

We grow when we are relaxing as Arnie has been teaching us since way back.

 

Not everything is urgent, despite what the modern world tries to tell us. Make time for you and only you, be distraction free and you will see great things happen.

 

Most of us think we are going slow and are relaxed but the truth is the polar opposite. We want things now and are increasingly impatient.

 

That’s not how things work. Slow down, take as much time to rest as you need and play the long game.

Track your progress

No matter who you are or what it is you’re trying to achieve, you have to start somewhere.

Fitness resolution monitoring results
Keeping track of your results helps to stay motivated over the long-term!

Whether you look back after a week, a month, a year or even a decade – there is no better way to stay motivated than to look back at how far you’ve come!

Don’t be too hard on yourself

If you skip one workout do not throw the towel in, if you eat one bad thing the diet is not wrecked. Have the discipline and the mind set to understand that these things happen from time to time.

Understand why they happen in order to avoid them happening in the future. Once something has happened you can not undo it but what you can do is make sure it does not happen again. Be aware enough to say “tomorrow we go again.”

 

Everyone has off days so remember to think big-picture!

Be excited and reward yourself

There is no time in this life for doing things you are not excited about and there are not enough days to end them unfulfilled.

If you are not excited about the plans you have made for this year, they are the wrong plans. If you do not go to bed at night smiling about the work you have put into your goals, they are the wrong goals.

Closing thoughts

New Year’s resolutions are a great thing –they give us the opportunity for a fresh start. The thing is, we also have afresh start each and every day!

It’s important to remember that you won’t make changes over night. It’s a marathon and not a sprint! Develop good habits, try to stay consistent and make achieving your New Year's fitness goals part of your daily life. The results will take care of themselves!

If you need help with your goals, we are here for you. Reach out to us via winning@innerfight.com!

Introduction

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Specialty Class #24-25

GYMNASTICS

This week's gymnastics will shift to Toes 2 Bar and Handstand Walks. We will break down both skills, work on technique, and get to work!

PURE STRENGTH

Monday we carry on the cycle with strict chin ups & DB press, followed by more Pendlay rows & skull crushers.

Wednesday we deadlift from low risers (15kg), into more tempo sumo squats + finishing up the day with shrugs.

All & anyone is welcome - see you soon!

WEIGHTLIFTING

Find a heavy 2-rep Overhead Squat for the day, then move into the heaviest 3-position snatch complex, focusing on pulls and transitioning under the bar.

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Endurance #24-25

Monday Ride

This weeks session starts a new 4 week block of group riding followed by 4 minute hard efforts at the end. Judging these efforts is a good test of your cycling IQ.

Start time: 05:59am
Session Length: 1 hour

Location: The Loop Cafe, Nad al Sheeba

Track Tuesday

We keep some 200’s in the program this week, and lots of them!

Start time: 05:59am

Entrance fee: https://isddubai.com/athletics-venuehire/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/oomJAa31vKy3hQNG6

Wednesday ride

Walker Wednesday, now on Zwift! https://www.zwift.com/clubs/6bddda76-2a05-4bc1-a0c4-65454bd756ef/home

We have done the power testing, now we try to improve it! This weeks session is called into the red, and it should do exactly that

Start time: 05:59am

Location: BOTS

The Coffee Run

This week is tempo builders, 3X 5 minute blocks where we increase intensity and judge the efforts. Great for RPE dial ins.

Start time: 05:59

Session length: 1 hour
Location: Common Grounds, Jumierah Beach Track

The Saturday Ride

This Saturday we will cover around 120km as a group. Keep working on those group riding skills and that aerobic base.

Start time: 04:59

Session length: 1 hour
Location: Bottom of the stick car park

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Ladies Run Club #24-25

Monday

Time: 5:59am ONLY

Location: Al Qudra

Session: Easy Social Run

This week, as it's a holiday, we are changing things up and heading to AQ for an easy run. We will meet by the lakes and run 30 mins easy to Lake Lake and back.

Tuesday

Time: 5:59am

Location: Sports City

Session: Track Tuesday

This is a speed session with the wider InnerFight Endurance community & coaches to help you run fast.  200m repeats are on the menu this week!

Wednesday

Time: 5:59am & 5:59pm

Location: InnerFight

Session: Intervals

This week we have a fartlek session of 1min on, 1 min off. Run the "on" at a 8/10 effort and keep the "off" super easy so you recover.

Friday

Time: 5:59am

Location: Kite Beach

Session: The Coffee Run

This week we are building the pace over blocks of 5 mins. Remember to keep the RPE work honest, and do not start out too fast!

*Track Tuesday and Coffee Run will host male and female runners

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Mainline Class
Specialty Class
Endurance
Ladies Run Club
Daily Workout #24-25

Week 3, we kick off the holiday Monday with some madness! On Tuesday, we look at chest pull ups in the strength portion, then into a high-skill EMOM. Wednesday, we focus on single leg work, looking at tempo pistol squats & another high-skill workout with rope climbs. Thursday, we are back on bench press + ring rows, then into 2 x 10-minute sprint AMRAPs. Finishing the week off with some spicy barbell cycling & a very tough running + barbell cycling interval-based workout


Monday:

Conditioning:

Monday Madness for the EID Break


*9:30am Class Build with Toby


Tuesday:

Strength:

A) Kip Swing + Feet Assisted Butterfly Circles + Kipping Pull-Ups

B) Find Max Set of Unbroken C2B Pull Ups


Conditioning:

EMOM x 20

1) 12 KB Thrusters 2 x 24/16kg

2) 16/12/8 CTB Pull Ups

3) 20/15/10 Lateral Burpees Over KB

4) Rest


*9:30am Class Weightlifting with Simon


Wednesday:

Strength:

Tempo Pistol Squats


Conditioning:

20-minute AMRAP

10,20,30,40,50...

A Jumps & AB Mat Sit-Up

1,2,3,4,5...

Rope Climb


Thursday:

Strength:

Bench Press + Feet Elevated Ring Rows


Conditioning:

Partner Workout

10:00 min AMRAP

10/7 Standing C2 Bike D10

10 Handstand Push Ups


Rest 3:00 minutes


10:00 min AMRAP

10/7 Cal Assault Bike

10 STOH 60/40kg


Friday:

Strength:

A) TNG Clean and Jerks

B) TNG Clean and Jerks (Heavier than A)

Conditioning:

DT with a spin for some Therapyyyyyy!

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
How to keep your fitness resolutions

It is the time of year when all everyone is talking about is New Year's fitness resolutions. How long will it last though?How long do they last?

We’re only in the second week of January and yet more than 80% of people will have already given up! Nobody wants to become another statistic, so what’s the secret to success?

How can we stop making the same mistakes over and over?

First up, realize that it’s never too late to start again. We all have ups and downs. There’s still more than 300 days left in the year and, of course, you have the rest of your life!

Secondly – and perhaps most important – is to make hitting your goals fun. Sure, it’ll take some hard work and dedication…but that doesn’t have to be a negative.

The trick (if there is one) is to set yourself up for success.

Why do people give up on their New Year's fitness goals?

There are a few common reasons why people give up their New Year’s fitness resolutions:

  • Forming new habits can take months
  • Dealing with less free time
  • Goals aren't specific enough or are unrealistic

Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, don’t worry. We’ve all been there.

How to set realistic goals for New Year's fitness resolutions

The key to achieving your New Year's fitness resolutions is to set simple, realistic goals that add value to your life. Before you can do that, you need to ask yourself some tough questions about what it is you really want to achieve over the next year.

How do I choose the right fitness goals?

It may be hard to believe but many people have fitness goals that actually do not really resonate with them. They have goals that, ultimately, do not make them happy or excited.

Then they wonder why they give up after 20days.

In order to know what resonates, you need to know yourself on a deeper level. Do not be afraid to get all deep and meaningful on things here, it will only benefit you in the long run.

How do you figure out the right fitness goals? Try this – “start with why.”

This very simple and very practical title from one of Simon Sinek’s books is also a warning. If you don’t know why you’re doing something then your motivation will disappear in a flash.

Yes, it may be a bit harder than just plucking something that you have seen on social media as your New Year's fitness goal but it will be more than worth the time and effort you invest.

Understand personal success to achieve your fitness resolutions

Once you understand why you’ve set your goals, don’t charge head first into them. Take the time to understand what success looks and feels like for you – and not anyone else. Just you.

There will be positive and, in some cases, not so positive outcomes of your fitness goals.

As an example, a positive one could be improved health and a not so positive one could be less time with friends in order to work on your goals.

You have to fully understand and be good with both. We get excited way too fast and do not think about the outcomes of our goals nor the time frame these outcomes arrive on. This is super important for your ongoing motivation and excitement.

Are my goals realistic?

Training for an Ironman triathlon (12-20hours a week) when you have a super hectic work and family schedule is simply not going to work. If you try to force everything in then different areas of your life may start to suffer.

Two cyclists on a road in dubai
One of the best ways to make sure you achieve your New Years fitness resolutions it to keep your goals realistic!

Another trap people fall into is setting huge, almost impossible goals which they hope will keep them motivated. These types of scare tactics rarely work. Most people find them daunting and stressful when they should be inspirational!

We all have 24 hours in a day and when setting fitness (or any goals) it is important to clearly know what time demands these goals may have.

For a whole load of people, a 1-hour fitness class per day 4 days a week is the perfect solution and it is sustainable over the year.

5 tips to help you keep your New Year's fitness goals

Once you have decided on the goals you want to achieve, the next challenge is sticking to them. Here are some tips that will help you make it through the entire year!

Create a support system

As human beings, we are built to support one another. Lean into it.

At InnerFight, community is one of our core guiding principles. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s the value of a true support network.

Fitness support system InnerFight Dubai
Stick to your New Years fitness resolutions by sharing with your friends and family!

Tell your friends and family about your goals so they can help keep you motivated on the tough days and be there to share your achievements and successes!

Discount no support, lean into it as hard as you need to, that’s what it’s there for. Talk, open up when the time is right, let the emotion come out. It will help.

Make time to slow down

We grow when we are relaxing as Arnie has been teaching us since way back.

 

Not everything is urgent, despite what the modern world tries to tell us. Make time for you and only you, be distraction free and you will see great things happen.

 

Most of us think we are going slow and are relaxed but the truth is the polar opposite. We want things now and are increasingly impatient.

 

That’s not how things work. Slow down, take as much time to rest as you need and play the long game.

Track your progress

No matter who you are or what it is you’re trying to achieve, you have to start somewhere.

Fitness resolution monitoring results
Keeping track of your results helps to stay motivated over the long-term!

Whether you look back after a week, a month, a year or even a decade – there is no better way to stay motivated than to look back at how far you’ve come!

Don’t be too hard on yourself

If you skip one workout do not throw the towel in, if you eat one bad thing the diet is not wrecked. Have the discipline and the mind set to understand that these things happen from time to time.

Understand why they happen in order to avoid them happening in the future. Once something has happened you can not undo it but what you can do is make sure it does not happen again. Be aware enough to say “tomorrow we go again.”

 

Everyone has off days so remember to think big-picture!

Be excited and reward yourself

There is no time in this life for doing things you are not excited about and there are not enough days to end them unfulfilled.

If you are not excited about the plans you have made for this year, they are the wrong plans. If you do not go to bed at night smiling about the work you have put into your goals, they are the wrong goals.

Closing thoughts

New Year’s resolutions are a great thing –they give us the opportunity for a fresh start. The thing is, we also have afresh start each and every day!

It’s important to remember that you won’t make changes over night. It’s a marathon and not a sprint! Develop good habits, try to stay consistent and make achieving your New Year's fitness goals part of your daily life. The results will take care of themselves!

If you need help with your goals, we are here for you. Reach out to us via winning@innerfight.com!

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Endurance #24-25

Monday Ride

This weeks session starts a new 4 week block of group riding followed by 4 minute hard efforts at the end. Judging these efforts is a good test of your cycling IQ.

Start time: 05:59am
Session Length: 1 hour

Location: The Loop Cafe, Nad al Sheeba

Track Tuesday

We keep some 200’s in the program this week, and lots of them!

Start time: 05:59am

Entrance fee: https://isddubai.com/athletics-venuehire/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/oomJAa31vKy3hQNG6

Wednesday ride

Walker Wednesday, now on Zwift! https://www.zwift.com/clubs/6bddda76-2a05-4bc1-a0c4-65454bd756ef/home

We have done the power testing, now we try to improve it! This weeks session is called into the red, and it should do exactly that

Start time: 05:59am

Location: BOTS

The Coffee Run

This week is tempo builders, 3X 5 minute blocks where we increase intensity and judge the efforts. Great for RPE dial ins.

Start time: 05:59

Session length: 1 hour
Location: Common Grounds, Jumierah Beach Track

The Saturday Ride

This Saturday we will cover around 120km as a group. Keep working on those group riding skills and that aerobic base.

Start time: 04:59

Session length: 1 hour
Location: Bottom of the stick car park

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Ladies Run Club #24-25

Monday

Time: 5:59am ONLY

Location: Al Qudra

Session: Easy Social Run

This week, as it's a holiday, we are changing things up and heading to AQ for an easy run. We will meet by the lakes and run 30 mins easy to Lake Lake and back.

Tuesday

Time: 5:59am

Location: Sports City

Session: Track Tuesday

This is a speed session with the wider InnerFight Endurance community & coaches to help you run fast.  200m repeats are on the menu this week!

Wednesday

Time: 5:59am & 5:59pm

Location: InnerFight

Session: Intervals

This week we have a fartlek session of 1min on, 1 min off. Run the "on" at a 8/10 effort and keep the "off" super easy so you recover.

Friday

Time: 5:59am

Location: Kite Beach

Session: The Coffee Run

This week we are building the pace over blocks of 5 mins. Remember to keep the RPE work honest, and do not start out too fast!

*Track Tuesday and Coffee Run will host male and female runners

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Mainline Class
Specialty Class
Endurance
Ladies Run Club
Daily Workout #24-25

Week 3, we kick off the holiday Monday with some madness! On Tuesday, we look at chest pull ups in the strength portion, then into a high-skill EMOM. Wednesday, we focus on single leg work, looking at tempo pistol squats & another high-skill workout with rope climbs. Thursday, we are back on bench press + ring rows, then into 2 x 10-minute sprint AMRAPs. Finishing the week off with some spicy barbell cycling & a very tough running + barbell cycling interval-based workout


Monday:

Conditioning:

Monday Madness for the EID Break


*9:30am Class Build with Toby


Tuesday:

Strength:

A) Kip Swing + Feet Assisted Butterfly Circles + Kipping Pull-Ups

B) Find Max Set of Unbroken C2B Pull Ups


Conditioning:

EMOM x 20

1) 12 KB Thrusters 2 x 24/16kg

2) 16/12/8 CTB Pull Ups

3) 20/15/10 Lateral Burpees Over KB

4) Rest


*9:30am Class Weightlifting with Simon


Wednesday:

Strength:

Tempo Pistol Squats


Conditioning:

20-minute AMRAP

10,20,30,40,50...

A Jumps & AB Mat Sit-Up

1,2,3,4,5...

Rope Climb


Thursday:

Strength:

Bench Press + Feet Elevated Ring Rows


Conditioning:

Partner Workout

10:00 min AMRAP

10/7 Standing C2 Bike D10

10 Handstand Push Ups


Rest 3:00 minutes


10:00 min AMRAP

10/7 Cal Assault Bike

10 STOH 60/40kg


Friday:

Strength:

A) TNG Clean and Jerks

B) TNG Clean and Jerks (Heavier than A)

Conditioning:

DT with a spin for some Therapyyyyyy!

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Specialty Class #24-25

GYMNASTICS

This week's gymnastics will shift to Toes 2 Bar and Handstand Walks. We will break down both skills, work on technique, and get to work!

PURE STRENGTH

Monday we carry on the cycle with strict chin ups & DB press, followed by more Pendlay rows & skull crushers.

Wednesday we deadlift from low risers (15kg), into more tempo sumo squats + finishing up the day with shrugs.

All & anyone is welcome - see you soon!

WEIGHTLIFTING

Find a heavy 2-rep Overhead Squat for the day, then move into the heaviest 3-position snatch complex, focusing on pulls and transitioning under the bar.

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
How to keep your fitness resolutions

It is the time of year when all everyone is talking about is New Year's fitness resolutions. How long will it last though?How long do they last?

We’re only in the second week of January and yet more than 80% of people will have already given up! Nobody wants to become another statistic, so what’s the secret to success?

How can we stop making the same mistakes over and over?

First up, realize that it’s never too late to start again. We all have ups and downs. There’s still more than 300 days left in the year and, of course, you have the rest of your life!

Secondly – and perhaps most important – is to make hitting your goals fun. Sure, it’ll take some hard work and dedication…but that doesn’t have to be a negative.

The trick (if there is one) is to set yourself up for success.

Why do people give up on their New Year's fitness goals?

There are a few common reasons why people give up their New Year’s fitness resolutions:

  • Forming new habits can take months
  • Dealing with less free time
  • Goals aren't specific enough or are unrealistic

Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, don’t worry. We’ve all been there.

How to set realistic goals for New Year's fitness resolutions

The key to achieving your New Year's fitness resolutions is to set simple, realistic goals that add value to your life. Before you can do that, you need to ask yourself some tough questions about what it is you really want to achieve over the next year.

How do I choose the right fitness goals?

It may be hard to believe but many people have fitness goals that actually do not really resonate with them. They have goals that, ultimately, do not make them happy or excited.

Then they wonder why they give up after 20days.

In order to know what resonates, you need to know yourself on a deeper level. Do not be afraid to get all deep and meaningful on things here, it will only benefit you in the long run.

How do you figure out the right fitness goals? Try this – “start with why.”

This very simple and very practical title from one of Simon Sinek’s books is also a warning. If you don’t know why you’re doing something then your motivation will disappear in a flash.

Yes, it may be a bit harder than just plucking something that you have seen on social media as your New Year's fitness goal but it will be more than worth the time and effort you invest.

Understand personal success to achieve your fitness resolutions

Once you understand why you’ve set your goals, don’t charge head first into them. Take the time to understand what success looks and feels like for you – and not anyone else. Just you.

There will be positive and, in some cases, not so positive outcomes of your fitness goals.

As an example, a positive one could be improved health and a not so positive one could be less time with friends in order to work on your goals.

You have to fully understand and be good with both. We get excited way too fast and do not think about the outcomes of our goals nor the time frame these outcomes arrive on. This is super important for your ongoing motivation and excitement.

Are my goals realistic?

Training for an Ironman triathlon (12-20hours a week) when you have a super hectic work and family schedule is simply not going to work. If you try to force everything in then different areas of your life may start to suffer.

Two cyclists on a road in dubai
One of the best ways to make sure you achieve your New Years fitness resolutions it to keep your goals realistic!

Another trap people fall into is setting huge, almost impossible goals which they hope will keep them motivated. These types of scare tactics rarely work. Most people find them daunting and stressful when they should be inspirational!

We all have 24 hours in a day and when setting fitness (or any goals) it is important to clearly know what time demands these goals may have.

For a whole load of people, a 1-hour fitness class per day 4 days a week is the perfect solution and it is sustainable over the year.

5 tips to help you keep your New Year's fitness goals

Once you have decided on the goals you want to achieve, the next challenge is sticking to them. Here are some tips that will help you make it through the entire year!

Create a support system

As human beings, we are built to support one another. Lean into it.

At InnerFight, community is one of our core guiding principles. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s the value of a true support network.

Fitness support system InnerFight Dubai
Stick to your New Years fitness resolutions by sharing with your friends and family!

Tell your friends and family about your goals so they can help keep you motivated on the tough days and be there to share your achievements and successes!

Discount no support, lean into it as hard as you need to, that’s what it’s there for. Talk, open up when the time is right, let the emotion come out. It will help.

Make time to slow down

We grow when we are relaxing as Arnie has been teaching us since way back.

 

Not everything is urgent, despite what the modern world tries to tell us. Make time for you and only you, be distraction free and you will see great things happen.

 

Most of us think we are going slow and are relaxed but the truth is the polar opposite. We want things now and are increasingly impatient.

 

That’s not how things work. Slow down, take as much time to rest as you need and play the long game.

Track your progress

No matter who you are or what it is you’re trying to achieve, you have to start somewhere.

Fitness resolution monitoring results
Keeping track of your results helps to stay motivated over the long-term!

Whether you look back after a week, a month, a year or even a decade – there is no better way to stay motivated than to look back at how far you’ve come!

Don’t be too hard on yourself

If you skip one workout do not throw the towel in, if you eat one bad thing the diet is not wrecked. Have the discipline and the mind set to understand that these things happen from time to time.

Understand why they happen in order to avoid them happening in the future. Once something has happened you can not undo it but what you can do is make sure it does not happen again. Be aware enough to say “tomorrow we go again.”

 

Everyone has off days so remember to think big-picture!

Be excited and reward yourself

There is no time in this life for doing things you are not excited about and there are not enough days to end them unfulfilled.

If you are not excited about the plans you have made for this year, they are the wrong plans. If you do not go to bed at night smiling about the work you have put into your goals, they are the wrong goals.

Closing thoughts

New Year’s resolutions are a great thing –they give us the opportunity for a fresh start. The thing is, we also have afresh start each and every day!

It’s important to remember that you won’t make changes over night. It’s a marathon and not a sprint! Develop good habits, try to stay consistent and make achieving your New Year's fitness goals part of your daily life. The results will take care of themselves!

If you need help with your goals, we are here for you. Reach out to us via winning@innerfight.com!

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Ladies Run Club #24-25

Monday

Time: 5:59am ONLY

Location: Al Qudra

Session: Easy Social Run

This week, as it's a holiday, we are changing things up and heading to AQ for an easy run. We will meet by the lakes and run 30 mins easy to Lake Lake and back.

Tuesday

Time: 5:59am

Location: Sports City

Session: Track Tuesday

This is a speed session with the wider InnerFight Endurance community & coaches to help you run fast.  200m repeats are on the menu this week!

Wednesday

Time: 5:59am & 5:59pm

Location: InnerFight

Session: Intervals

This week we have a fartlek session of 1min on, 1 min off. Run the "on" at a 8/10 effort and keep the "off" super easy so you recover.

Friday

Time: 5:59am

Location: Kite Beach

Session: The Coffee Run

This week we are building the pace over blocks of 5 mins. Remember to keep the RPE work honest, and do not start out too fast!

*Track Tuesday and Coffee Run will host male and female runners

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Mainline Class
Specialty Class
Endurance
Ladies Run Club
Daily Workout #24-25

Week 3, we kick off the holiday Monday with some madness! On Tuesday, we look at chest pull ups in the strength portion, then into a high-skill EMOM. Wednesday, we focus on single leg work, looking at tempo pistol squats & another high-skill workout with rope climbs. Thursday, we are back on bench press + ring rows, then into 2 x 10-minute sprint AMRAPs. Finishing the week off with some spicy barbell cycling & a very tough running + barbell cycling interval-based workout


Monday:

Conditioning:

Monday Madness for the EID Break


*9:30am Class Build with Toby


Tuesday:

Strength:

A) Kip Swing + Feet Assisted Butterfly Circles + Kipping Pull-Ups

B) Find Max Set of Unbroken C2B Pull Ups


Conditioning:

EMOM x 20

1) 12 KB Thrusters 2 x 24/16kg

2) 16/12/8 CTB Pull Ups

3) 20/15/10 Lateral Burpees Over KB

4) Rest


*9:30am Class Weightlifting with Simon


Wednesday:

Strength:

Tempo Pistol Squats


Conditioning:

20-minute AMRAP

10,20,30,40,50...

A Jumps & AB Mat Sit-Up

1,2,3,4,5...

Rope Climb


Thursday:

Strength:

Bench Press + Feet Elevated Ring Rows


Conditioning:

Partner Workout

10:00 min AMRAP

10/7 Standing C2 Bike D10

10 Handstand Push Ups


Rest 3:00 minutes


10:00 min AMRAP

10/7 Cal Assault Bike

10 STOH 60/40kg


Friday:

Strength:

A) TNG Clean and Jerks

B) TNG Clean and Jerks (Heavier than A)

Conditioning:

DT with a spin for some Therapyyyyyy!

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Specialty Class #24-25

GYMNASTICS

This week's gymnastics will shift to Toes 2 Bar and Handstand Walks. We will break down both skills, work on technique, and get to work!

PURE STRENGTH

Monday we carry on the cycle with strict chin ups & DB press, followed by more Pendlay rows & skull crushers.

Wednesday we deadlift from low risers (15kg), into more tempo sumo squats + finishing up the day with shrugs.

All & anyone is welcome - see you soon!

WEIGHTLIFTING

Find a heavy 2-rep Overhead Squat for the day, then move into the heaviest 3-position snatch complex, focusing on pulls and transitioning under the bar.

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
Endurance #24-25

Monday Ride

This weeks session starts a new 4 week block of group riding followed by 4 minute hard efforts at the end. Judging these efforts is a good test of your cycling IQ.

Start time: 05:59am
Session Length: 1 hour

Location: The Loop Cafe, Nad al Sheeba

Track Tuesday

We keep some 200’s in the program this week, and lots of them!

Start time: 05:59am

Entrance fee: https://isddubai.com/athletics-venuehire/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/oomJAa31vKy3hQNG6

Wednesday ride

Walker Wednesday, now on Zwift! https://www.zwift.com/clubs/6bddda76-2a05-4bc1-a0c4-65454bd756ef/home

We have done the power testing, now we try to improve it! This weeks session is called into the red, and it should do exactly that

Start time: 05:59am

Location: BOTS

The Coffee Run

This week is tempo builders, 3X 5 minute blocks where we increase intensity and judge the efforts. Great for RPE dial ins.

Start time: 05:59

Session length: 1 hour
Location: Common Grounds, Jumierah Beach Track

The Saturday Ride

This Saturday we will cover around 120km as a group. Keep working on those group riding skills and that aerobic base.

Start time: 04:59

Session length: 1 hour
Location: Bottom of the stick car park

Introduction

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If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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Triathlon
Swimming
Race Prep
How to keep your fitness resolutions

It is the time of year when all everyone is talking about is New Year's fitness resolutions. How long will it last though?How long do they last?

We’re only in the second week of January and yet more than 80% of people will have already given up! Nobody wants to become another statistic, so what’s the secret to success?

How can we stop making the same mistakes over and over?

First up, realize that it’s never too late to start again. We all have ups and downs. There’s still more than 300 days left in the year and, of course, you have the rest of your life!

Secondly – and perhaps most important – is to make hitting your goals fun. Sure, it’ll take some hard work and dedication…but that doesn’t have to be a negative.

The trick (if there is one) is to set yourself up for success.

Why do people give up on their New Year's fitness goals?

There are a few common reasons why people give up their New Year’s fitness resolutions:

  • Forming new habits can take months
  • Dealing with less free time
  • Goals aren't specific enough or are unrealistic

Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, don’t worry. We’ve all been there.

How to set realistic goals for New Year's fitness resolutions

The key to achieving your New Year's fitness resolutions is to set simple, realistic goals that add value to your life. Before you can do that, you need to ask yourself some tough questions about what it is you really want to achieve over the next year.

How do I choose the right fitness goals?

It may be hard to believe but many people have fitness goals that actually do not really resonate with them. They have goals that, ultimately, do not make them happy or excited.

Then they wonder why they give up after 20days.

In order to know what resonates, you need to know yourself on a deeper level. Do not be afraid to get all deep and meaningful on things here, it will only benefit you in the long run.

How do you figure out the right fitness goals? Try this – “start with why.”

This very simple and very practical title from one of Simon Sinek’s books is also a warning. If you don’t know why you’re doing something then your motivation will disappear in a flash.

Yes, it may be a bit harder than just plucking something that you have seen on social media as your New Year's fitness goal but it will be more than worth the time and effort you invest.

Understand personal success to achieve your fitness resolutions

Once you understand why you’ve set your goals, don’t charge head first into them. Take the time to understand what success looks and feels like for you – and not anyone else. Just you.

There will be positive and, in some cases, not so positive outcomes of your fitness goals.

As an example, a positive one could be improved health and a not so positive one could be less time with friends in order to work on your goals.

You have to fully understand and be good with both. We get excited way too fast and do not think about the outcomes of our goals nor the time frame these outcomes arrive on. This is super important for your ongoing motivation and excitement.

Are my goals realistic?

Training for an Ironman triathlon (12-20hours a week) when you have a super hectic work and family schedule is simply not going to work. If you try to force everything in then different areas of your life may start to suffer.

Two cyclists on a road in dubai
One of the best ways to make sure you achieve your New Years fitness resolutions it to keep your goals realistic!

Another trap people fall into is setting huge, almost impossible goals which they hope will keep them motivated. These types of scare tactics rarely work. Most people find them daunting and stressful when they should be inspirational!

We all have 24 hours in a day and when setting fitness (or any goals) it is important to clearly know what time demands these goals may have.

For a whole load of people, a 1-hour fitness class per day 4 days a week is the perfect solution and it is sustainable over the year.

5 tips to help you keep your New Year's fitness goals

Once you have decided on the goals you want to achieve, the next challenge is sticking to them. Here are some tips that will help you make it through the entire year!

Create a support system

As human beings, we are built to support one another. Lean into it.

At InnerFight, community is one of our core guiding principles. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s the value of a true support network.

Fitness support system InnerFight Dubai
Stick to your New Years fitness resolutions by sharing with your friends and family!

Tell your friends and family about your goals so they can help keep you motivated on the tough days and be there to share your achievements and successes!

Discount no support, lean into it as hard as you need to, that’s what it’s there for. Talk, open up when the time is right, let the emotion come out. It will help.

Make time to slow down

We grow when we are relaxing as Arnie has been teaching us since way back.

 

Not everything is urgent, despite what the modern world tries to tell us. Make time for you and only you, be distraction free and you will see great things happen.

 

Most of us think we are going slow and are relaxed but the truth is the polar opposite. We want things now and are increasingly impatient.

 

That’s not how things work. Slow down, take as much time to rest as you need and play the long game.

Track your progress

No matter who you are or what it is you’re trying to achieve, you have to start somewhere.

Fitness resolution monitoring results
Keeping track of your results helps to stay motivated over the long-term!

Whether you look back after a week, a month, a year or even a decade – there is no better way to stay motivated than to look back at how far you’ve come!

Don’t be too hard on yourself

If you skip one workout do not throw the towel in, if you eat one bad thing the diet is not wrecked. Have the discipline and the mind set to understand that these things happen from time to time.

Understand why they happen in order to avoid them happening in the future. Once something has happened you can not undo it but what you can do is make sure it does not happen again. Be aware enough to say “tomorrow we go again.”

 

Everyone has off days so remember to think big-picture!

Be excited and reward yourself

There is no time in this life for doing things you are not excited about and there are not enough days to end them unfulfilled.

If you are not excited about the plans you have made for this year, they are the wrong plans. If you do not go to bed at night smiling about the work you have put into your goals, they are the wrong goals.

Closing thoughts

New Year’s resolutions are a great thing –they give us the opportunity for a fresh start. The thing is, we also have afresh start each and every day!

It’s important to remember that you won’t make changes over night. It’s a marathon and not a sprint! Develop good habits, try to stay consistent and make achieving your New Year's fitness goals part of your daily life. The results will take care of themselves!

If you need help with your goals, we are here for you. Reach out to us via winning@innerfight.com!

Introduction

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Eget quis mi enim, leo lacinia pharetra, semper. Eget in volutpat mollis at volutpat lectus velit, sed auctor. Porttitor fames arcu quis fusce augue enim. Quis at habitant diam at. Suscipit tristique risus, at donec. In turpis vel et quam imperdiet. Ipsum molestie aliquet sodales id est ac volutpat.

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Dolor enim eu tortor urna sed duis nulla

Elit nisi in eleifend sed nisi. Pulvinar at orci, proin imperdiet commodo consectetur convallis risus. Sed condimentum enim dignissim adipiscing faucibus consequat, urna. Viverra purus et erat auctor aliquam. Risus, volutpat vulputate posuere purus sit congue convallis aliquet. Arcu id augue ut feugiat donec porttitor neque. Mauris, neque ultricies eu vestibulum, bibendum quam lorem id. Dolor lacus, eget nunc lectus in tellus, pharetra, porttitor.

If you want to swim faster on race day, it’s no secret you’ve got to swim fast in training.

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Conclusion

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How to keep your fitness resolutions

It is the time of year when all everyone is talking about is New Year's fitness resolutions. How long will it last though?How long do they last?

We’re only in the second week of January and yet more than 80% of people will have already given up! Nobody wants to become another statistic, so what’s the secret to success?

How can we stop making the same mistakes over and over?

First up, realize that it’s never too late to start again. We all have ups and downs. There’s still more than 300 days left in the year and, of course, you have the rest of your life!

Secondly – and perhaps most important – is to make hitting your goals fun. Sure, it’ll take some hard work and dedication…but that doesn’t have to be a negative.

The trick (if there is one) is to set yourself up for success.

Why do people give up on their New Year's fitness goals?

There are a few common reasons why people give up their New Year’s fitness resolutions:

  • Forming new habits can take months
  • Dealing with less free time
  • Goals aren't specific enough or are unrealistic

Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, don’t worry. We’ve all been there.

How to set realistic goals for New Year's fitness resolutions

The key to achieving your New Year's fitness resolutions is to set simple, realistic goals that add value to your life. Before you can do that, you need to ask yourself some tough questions about what it is you really want to achieve over the next year.

How do I choose the right fitness goals?

It may be hard to believe but many people have fitness goals that actually do not really resonate with them. They have goals that, ultimately, do not make them happy or excited.

Then they wonder why they give up after 20days.

In order to know what resonates, you need to know yourself on a deeper level. Do not be afraid to get all deep and meaningful on things here, it will only benefit you in the long run.

How do you figure out the right fitness goals? Try this – “start with why.”

This very simple and very practical title from one of Simon Sinek’s books is also a warning. If you don’t know why you’re doing something then your motivation will disappear in a flash.

Yes, it may be a bit harder than just plucking something that you have seen on social media as your New Year's fitness goal but it will be more than worth the time and effort you invest.

Understand personal success to achieve your fitness resolutions

Once you understand why you’ve set your goals, don’t charge head first into them. Take the time to understand what success looks and feels like for you – and not anyone else. Just you.

There will be positive and, in some cases, not so positive outcomes of your fitness goals.

As an example, a positive one could be improved health and a not so positive one could be less time with friends in order to work on your goals.

You have to fully understand and be good with both. We get excited way too fast and do not think about the outcomes of our goals nor the time frame these outcomes arrive on. This is super important for your ongoing motivation and excitement.

Are my goals realistic?

Training for an Ironman triathlon (12-20hours a week) when you have a super hectic work and family schedule is simply not going to work. If you try to force everything in then different areas of your life may start to suffer.

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One of the best ways to make sure you achieve your New Years fitness resolutions it to keep your goals realistic!

Another trap people fall into is setting huge, almost impossible goals which they hope will keep them motivated. These types of scare tactics rarely work. Most people find them daunting and stressful when they should be inspirational!

We all have 24 hours in a day and when setting fitness (or any goals) it is important to clearly know what time demands these goals may have.

For a whole load of people, a 1-hour fitness class per day 4 days a week is the perfect solution and it is sustainable over the year.

5 tips to help you keep your New Year's fitness goals

Once you have decided on the goals you want to achieve, the next challenge is sticking to them. Here are some tips that will help you make it through the entire year!

Create a support system

As human beings, we are built to support one another. Lean into it.

At InnerFight, community is one of our core guiding principles. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s the value of a true support network.

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Stick to your New Years fitness resolutions by sharing with your friends and family!

Tell your friends and family about your goals so they can help keep you motivated on the tough days and be there to share your achievements and successes!

Discount no support, lean into it as hard as you need to, that’s what it’s there for. Talk, open up when the time is right, let the emotion come out. It will help.

Make time to slow down

We grow when we are relaxing as Arnie has been teaching us since way back.

 

Not everything is urgent, despite what the modern world tries to tell us. Make time for you and only you, be distraction free and you will see great things happen.

 

Most of us think we are going slow and are relaxed but the truth is the polar opposite. We want things now and are increasingly impatient.

 

That’s not how things work. Slow down, take as much time to rest as you need and play the long game.

Track your progress

No matter who you are or what it is you’re trying to achieve, you have to start somewhere.

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Keeping track of your results helps to stay motivated over the long-term!

Whether you look back after a week, a month, a year or even a decade – there is no better way to stay motivated than to look back at how far you’ve come!

Don’t be too hard on yourself

If you skip one workout do not throw the towel in, if you eat one bad thing the diet is not wrecked. Have the discipline and the mind set to understand that these things happen from time to time.

Understand why they happen in order to avoid them happening in the future. Once something has happened you can not undo it but what you can do is make sure it does not happen again. Be aware enough to say “tomorrow we go again.”

 

Everyone has off days so remember to think big-picture!

Be excited and reward yourself

There is no time in this life for doing things you are not excited about and there are not enough days to end them unfulfilled.

If you are not excited about the plans you have made for this year, they are the wrong plans. If you do not go to bed at night smiling about the work you have put into your goals, they are the wrong goals.

Closing thoughts

New Year’s resolutions are a great thing –they give us the opportunity for a fresh start. The thing is, we also have afresh start each and every day!

It’s important to remember that you won’t make changes over night. It’s a marathon and not a sprint! Develop good habits, try to stay consistent and make achieving your New Year's fitness goals part of your daily life. The results will take care of themselves!

If you need help with your goals, we are here for you. Reach out to us via winning@innerfight.com!

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