If you found yourself in awe of the Olympic athletes that competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics, it might be time for you to start thinking like an Olympic athlete. Even for those of us that are uninterested in competing, adding Olympic-like habits to your own life can reap gold-medal like rewards.
- They look at the big picture. For most Olympic athletes, serious training begins when they are just small children. The ultimate contest is in the distant future, but they manage to carry a long-term goal. Even when they reach adulthood, the Olympics only rolls around for each athlete every four years. In the meantime, they maintain consistent training habits and learn to compete against themselves to find more frequent measures of success and achievements. You can incorporate this into your own life by looking for ways that you feel stronger, leaner, and healthier. Can you run further or faster than you could last month? Can you see muscle tone developing? The scale isn’t the only measure of success. Stay consistent and actively search for ways that you and your body are changing through your hard work.
- They know a healthy lifestyle is a mind body experience. You can push your body everyday in a challenging workout at FitClub, but if you’re not paying attention to your mind and how you fuel your body, you may stay stuck in unhealthy habits. Athletes manage stress, grueling physical demands, and healthy eating by staying mindful. Many professional and Olympic athletes meditate or practice yoga in addition to being extraordinary athletes. FitClub has everything you need to live a more mindfully healthy lifestyle. Take a meditation class, a yoga class, or stop in at one of FitClub’s regular seminars to connect your physical workout to your mental and physical well-being for a total wellness experience.
- They build a team. No Olympic athlete reaches the Opening Ceremony without a strong team beside them. Even individual-sport athletes have teams of trainers, coaches, nutritionists, and teammates that they practice with and learn from. If you’ve been working out for awhile without seeing the results you want, it’s time to build your own team at FitClub. FitClub has personal trainers that can push you, teach you, and motivate you to help you see what you are really capable of doing. You can also jump into a group exercise class to reap the same rewards as the Olympic athletes that compete against teammates to prepare for the Olympics. Building your own support network of professionals and other members at FitClub may be exactly what you need to push through a plateau or even just to get started.
Instead of just admiring the Olympic athletes from 2018, let them motivate you to be your best self and achieve whatever goal is your personal gold medal at FitClub.