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4 Tips for Kickstarting Your Healthy Habits at the Gym and at Home

Think about this: You press the snooze button, skip your morning workout at the gym in Columbus, get the kids prepped for the day, and rush to the office (or your work-from-home station), getting breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You slowly find yourself doing this more often, and eventually, it becomes your new morning schedule. You tell yourself, “Monday, I’ll try again on Monday!”

Sound familiar? If you’ve been through this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t be so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and increase your fitness, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve assembled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated

Does the idea of meal prepping feel exhausting? It doesn’t have to be that way! At Farrell’s Columbus, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, nutritious and delicious. Putting together a healthy meal is fast with a protein, veggies and carbs.

To make shopping fast, separate your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your preferences from all sections, and you’ll have a week’s worth of meals!

Our top choices:

  • Protein—chicken and turkey
  • Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
  • Fats—nuts and avocados

2. Vary Your Workouts

Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and low impact—with so many contrasting workouts out there, how do you know what’s a good match for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you enjoy doing!

Farrell’s Columbus offers both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can work out your way, on your agenda. Regardless of which workout you select, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to torch fat and increase muscle. And you’ll have fun in the process! The highlight is, all new members are given one free week of workouts.

3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated

It’s important to stay hydrated, but it’s even more crucial to get your H20 during the summer months! Appropriate hydration is necessary for complete health and optimal body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Regulating body temperature
  • Carrying nutrients
  • Preserving muscles and joints
  • Promoting healthy skin and organs
  • Regulating appetite

Unsure of how much water to aim for? Create a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, try to consume 100 ounces of water every day. Setting a reminder on your phone is a great idea.

4. Emphasize Rest and Recovery


Being in sync with your body and taking rest days regularly is just as crucial as working out. When you permit your body time to take a break, it goes to work fixing muscles, which gives muscles the ability to grow and become stronger as time passes. This is essential as the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns – even when you’re resting!


While resuming a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the most challenging aspect is often the first step. If you’re looking for a supportive community with a fitness program that promises results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to help you reach your health and fitness goals!

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