Getting fit for fall isn’t something that comes to mind as naturally as fitting into that summer swimsuit feeling that hits around early spring. Getting into shape really has no season or time frame – it’s a year around one size fits all event. Getting into shape couldn’t be more beautiful than fall. The gold, orange and red hues remind us that summer is over and winter is right around the corner. But just because shorts and swimsuits get put away doesn’t mean you have permission to indulge in comfort food and sit on the couch for 4 months. It means it’s time to utilize the shorter daytime hours to get in the gym and get comfortable in your own skin – regardless of the season.

Once you find your way to the gym then get connected with a trainer who can help you get familiar with your body. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help you identify the areas you need work in and what activities may be a good fit for you. Getting comfortable in the gym isn’t about finding a little corner to hideout in but about learning how to use the equipment you now have access to. Let’s face it, gym equipment can look foreign, intimidating, and sometimes other worldly but once you know how to use it and what it can do for your body it becomes a tool for a stronger body. While you are learning what you’re doing and how to do it, getting involved in group classes can help you stay engaged, meet new people, and build confidence. You will find there are a variety of ways to get fit and have fun like Spinning, weight training, cardio classes, and more.

Finally, just show up. Don’t let other things crowd out your own personal health goals. Find a healthy balance and schedule it into your calendar just like any other important appointment. You’ll find that after you make it a part of your regular schedule it naturally becomes a habit you adapt to and plan around. Now that fall is here, don’t let sweater weather land you on the couch. Stay motivated and get plugged in at Cardio Express so you can sport a healthy, strong body all year long.