The second Tuesday in January, which this year falls on the 13th, has been identified as Treadmill Tuesday – the day when most people decide to hit the gym after Christmas.
* Treadmill Tuesday comes a week before Blue Monday, thought to be the most depressed day of the year.
* Outdoor bootcamps set to be fitness tread in 2015
* Treadmill Tuesday – the day when most people look to join the gym after the excesses of Christmas.
*88% of us likely to fail at keeping our resolutions
This Tuesday is when Brits will take action when it comes to shedding those holiday pounds or making a start on New Year resolutions to get in shape, new analysis from AA Hotel Group of the Year 2014-2015 QHotels suggests.
Last year, Tuesday January 14th – the second Tuesday in January – saw the highest volume of traffic to the health club section on QHotels.co.uk. Treadmill Tuesday falls almost a week ahead of Blue Monday (January 26th), thought to be the most depressing day of the year.
Dave Heap, Group Leisure and Spa Manager at QHotels, said: “We’ve identified the second Tuesday in January as Treadmill Tuesday – the day when most people look to join the gym after the excesses of Christmas.
“Exercise has proven mood-boosting benefits so is perfect for banishing those January Blues as the most depressing day of the year approaches.
“Joining one of our award-winning health clubs is a great way to kickstart a fitness regime for the New Year and our dedicated staff will be on hand to help every step of the way.”
Health Club fitness professionals and members also shared their predictions for the top fitness trends of 2015, with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and outdoor bootcamps topping the list. HIIT involves alternating short bursts of intense cardiovascular exercise with recovery periods of less intense activity.
Top motivational tips from QHotels health club community:
Remember there’s no time like the present – join a gym and start on your fitness journey
Go to classes to try new things and stop your fitness routine going stale
Find a friend to keep you motivated and help you achieve your fitness goals
Make a plan and stick to it
Get fit at your own pace to build lasting healthy habits and avoid injury
Celebrity Life Coach Sloan Sheridan Williams said, “With a suggested 88% of resolutions failing which translates to approximately 150 million resolutions every year, it is clear that your brain is not automatically wired to succeed at keeping resolutions any more than your muscles are automatically wired to succeed at running a marathon yet every year people ask their brain to perform the mental equivalent. So when you want to clear the cobwebs and start the New Year as the New You, how can you stop giving up on giving in?”
1. Make A Commitment
2. Realign Your Beliefs
3. Take some time out for financial planning
4. Constant Reminders
5. Vocalise Your Promises