Stay Motivated This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year. Food and drink are at every corner.  Escaping the abundance around can be difficult, if not almost impossible. Indulging in overeating and giving way to lazy days where exercise is non-existent because we are fighting off food comas are almost synonymous with the Holiday Season.  So how do we stay fit when we’re constantly surrounded by temptation? We turned to our very own professionals, who work in our Fitness, Recreation and Sports department for advice.

Here they share their tips on how they stay motivated during the Holiday Season:

Moderation! I enjoy the foods I want to enjoy, but I don’t overdo it! For example, if I know I’m having a big dinner, I eat a light lunch.

– Davide Salvoni, Associate Director of Sales and Fitness Services

Stay motivated
Stay motivated

 I make a point of scheduling my workouts on my least busy days! Holiday parties and shopping can take up a lot of time, so I plan accordingly so I’m not skipping them!

– Laura Muzzo, Director of Fitness and Membership Services

I love to take advantage of the outdoors. Whether I’m going out for some cross-country country skiing, skating or hiking. It’s all about enjoying some of the beautiful winter scenery while getting some exercise in.

– Emilie Scrase, Associate Director Sports and Recreation

Stay motivated
Stay motivated

Exercising in the morning is key when your body has digested all that energy from the previous day. I never plan workouts at night, when I’m feeling lethargic and tired after a day of shopping or partying.

– Julie Lopez, Fitness and Wellness Coach

Forget long workouts, get in and out of the gym in 30-minutes with HIIT, high intensity interval training, so you can get back to your busy day!

– David De Cotiis, Fitness and Wellness Coach

Stay motivated
Stay motivated

I like to find a workout buddy! I find a family member or friend who has some time off and we plan our workouts together and keep each other accountable.

– Marcela Wierny, Member Experience Coordinator

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