by Shana Schneider
Fitness Expert & Founder of Fitweek
Big sporting events, like the Winter Olympics, showcase top athletes performing at amazing levels of fitness.
While most of us won't be Olympic athletes, we can still learn from their training and have it influence our fitness goals and daily routines. Let their determination and passion move you, literally!
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1. *Get into the game*
You won't improve your fitness without actually starting. Good news is that you can start from wherever you are and it will have a positive impact on your health. It can simply be taking the stairs instead of the elevator or actually using that gym membership you've been paying for!
2. *Get determined*
Maybe you don't have time to get to a fitness class and you'd much rather be playing with your kids anyway. Don't let that stop you from exercising. Think outside the gym and do something like hosting an active video game competition or a dance party with your kids. If you really get into it, you will break a sweat!
3. *Push yourself *
If you've been working out or doing some kind of fitness routine for a while, up the ante. Add a few more minutes or reps to your workout. Consider signing up for a run or walk at a distance you haven't done before. You may be surprised at what you can do!
4. *Try something new*
No need for you to add the quadruple axle to your repertoire! Instead consider signing up for something you haven't tried before like a salsa lesson or Bikram Yoga (it's the hot one!).
5. *Don't give up*
Even if your week spirals out of control with meetings, chores, carpools, errands ..., just remember tip #1. Your fitness routine may have been pushed by the wayside, but don't let it stay there. Remember that in order to take care of everyone else, you need to take care of you and your fitness is a big part of that.
More from Fitweek
For creative ideas about how to recreate the fun and excitement of various sports of the 2014 Winter Olympics with your family at your house, don't miss Shana's story Compete in the Olympics at Home. Get lots more fitness wisdom by visiting Fitweek.com as well as following the brand on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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