We know it can be hard to maintain a swimming routine, especially with busy schedules and during the winter months! However, experts currently recommended at least 20 minutes of exercise a day and suggest that swimming is a great way to achieve this! So, here are our tried and tested ways to help you stick with it all year round and create that habit!
The quickest way to solidify a habit is to make sure you're doing it every day. The reason is that the more consistent action is, the more likely it is to be a habit. Set a time each day, whether it be the morning or in your lunch break. Start with small goals that you can work towards and feel good about. Set yourself a 30-day challenge, by the end of those 30 days you're sure to have made exercise a crucial habit in your life.
Swimming with a friend can be a great way to boost your morale and motivation, especially if you've been on an exercise hiatus. Make sure you pick a friend who's equally motivated or if possible more so, this will help you keep up the momentum. Add a bit of competition to your workouts in the pool, and you'll be sure never to miss your session.
It's much easier to stay motivated if you're working towards something. Maybe you've just started swimming, and your first goal is to swim 20 laps. Every time you're about to give up imagine how good it'll feel once you hit that mark and trust us by the time you make it to 20 you'll be excited about pushing yourself to do another 40!
One of the greatest killers to any motivation is your routine becoming tired or stagnant. Make sure to try all different sorts of swimming routines. Talk to any of our friendly staff members about how you can keep your swimming session exciting and challenging.
If you associate a habit with pain, you're less likely to stick with it! But if it's fun, you'll look forward to doing it. Swimming at Prince Alfred Park Pool, where it always seems to be summer, will surely help you achieve this. Go slowly, enjoy the scenery, the fresh morning air or the beautiful sky at sunset.
Make sure whichever pool you choose it has the right atmosphere for you! Be honest with yourself about what you want and the right environment for you to feel comfortable. Prince Alfred Park Pool is one of those rare places where you can find everything you need in one place, a beautiful pool, a range of lessons and fitness classes and an encouraging and social environment.
The most important thing to remember about a habit is to create it; you have to do it! Find out how you can get started today.
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