How To Get Back Into Your Workout Routine Posted on April 16, 2021 | by Physique 57 We know your wellness and workout routines have probably looked a lot different over the past year during the pandemic. We have all adjusted and pivoted together, and we’re so proud of how you persevered and rocked your fitness goals from home! We are beyond excited to start opening up our studios again — feeling your energy in our NYC Spring Street fitness studio brings the biggest smiles to our faces (behind our masks of course!) 😍 As fitness studios and other parts of our lives begin to re-open, it may feel overwhelming to readjust and get back into the swing of things. Here are our best tips for restoring and refreshing your workout routine so you can come back feeling stronger than ever! Book your workouts in advance If you’re planning to come back to the barre studio, remember that class sizes are smaller (30% capacity) so make sure to book your classes in advance here. This will ensure you get a spot and also help you plan your week and hold yourself accountable. We suggest setting aside time on Sundays to set an intention for the week. For optimal results (mind and body) aim for 3-4 endorphin sessions a week online or in-person. Then, book all your workouts at once for the week ahead. You’ll feel so accomplished before the week even starts! Block out your calendar Once you book your workout classes, block out this time on your calendar, phone, and planner. Put it on your work and family calendars too, so everyone knows it’s your time. Schedule your workouts like you would a work meeting or an appointment for your kids. You would never miss that, and your health is just as important. Treat your wellness and self-care as a priority — because it is! Lay out your workout clothes When you work out at home, it’s easier to throw something on at the last minute. Now, remember you need to factor in time to commute so every minute counts! You can shave a few minutes off your morning by laying out your workout clothes the night before. Put your favorite workout leggings, tank, and sports bra somewhere front and center in your closet so you can’t miss them. Don’t forget your socks and mask of course — they are both required for class. Also lay out other workout essentials like a reusable water bottle so you can grab and go on your way out the door. Connect with yourself before your technology This is always a non-negotiable, but it’s even more essential as you get back into a new routine! First thing in the morning when you wake up, before you look at your phone, check your email, or scroll Instagram, take time to connect with yourself. This could be doing a guided meditation, journaling five things you are grateful for, listening to soothing music, reading an inspiring book, or simply placing your hands over your heart and breathing deeply. This doesn’t have to take long — you only need 5 minutes — but it will allow you to feel grounded and balanced before you let in other distractions. That positive and calm energy will radiate out into everything you do for the rest of your day, including your workouts! Ease back into it Remember that this past year has been challenging and looked different for everyone. Don’t be hard on yourself if you’re finding it tough to get back into your usual workout routine. Have grace and patience with yourself. You’re doing amazing! We can’t wait to see you back in the studio! We are open for classes Monday – Sunday at our Spring Street location. You can book class here. And you can always take barre and fitness classes On Demand anytime, anywhere, or at our Virtual Studio if you’re craving real-time connection from home.