Commit to be Fit in the New Year

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Commit to be Fit in the New Year

A new year is upon us, and the start of January will surely bring resolutions galore.  On January 2nd, the treadmills at your local gym are bound to be filled with runners looking to shed the cheesecake and eggnog of the past week.  Getting fit is a popular goal for the new year, but how can we stay motivated throughout the year ahead and beyond?  Furthermore, how do you begin?  To help jump start your healthier new life, we consulted with local personal trainer and fitness guru Errick McAdams.  Errick has been working in DC for the past four years, motivating and transforming clients with his supportive and upbeat attitude.  Lucky for us, he took the time to answer a few questions about kick-starting your wellness routine:

What is a great first step that we could start doing today?

The first step that anyone can take towards getting fit is to take a walk. Walking is great exercise and almost anyone can do it. Not hard enough? Put some hills in your route or use the incline on the treadmill. Another first step is: Drink more water. Actually, drink only water (black coffee and tea being the exceptions). Challenge yourself to drink only water for an entire month. You will feel awesome!

 Why is hiring a personal trainer a good idea?

The biggest benefit to hiring a personal trainer is having someone to hold you accountable to the lifestyle you want.

What are your go-to apartment exercises when you are limited on space and equipment?

My favorite apartment exercises are jumping jacks, push ups, planks and burpees

How to burpee video:

Meet Errick:

If a personal trainer is not within your budget just yet, check out a neighborhood gym:

Project Fitness

130 M Street NE
NoMa
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 269-0050
info@p-fit.com

Project Fitness is all about the Urban Fitness Lifestyle, offering various classes and personal training right here in NoMa.  To keep fitness fun, they even offer “four legged” fun days with your pet and healthy happy hours throughout the month.

Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill

410 H St NE
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20002
info@bikramyogacapitolhill.com

Bikram Yoga is sequence of poses and breathing techniques performed in a heated room.  This type of exercise can aid in preventing illness, promoting weight loss, increasing flexibility and creating an overall sense of relaxation and wellness.

 

Metropolitan Branch Trail

When a warm spell sweeps through DC, take advantage of NoMa’s bike-friendly attitude.  Hit up a Capital Bikeshare station, or pick up your own bike from 2M’s bike storage room, then check out the 8-mile MBT.

 

2M Fitness Center

Our residents enjoy 24-hour access to a private fitness center, complete with an innovative, functional-based training center and Energy Solarium.  With treadmills, free weights and fitness classes within your apartment community, you’ll have a tough time talking yourself out of a sweat session.

 

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