Gearing Up This Holiday Season To Be Ready To Train In The New Year.

Posted by Beth Hartman

Yes, its hard to believe but pretty soon, 2018 will be just another notch on your life’s tally stick. How well did you do this year in reaching your fitness goals? This past year, and yes, you might as well say this past year since there’s only a little over 3 weeks left till that old glass ball drops on New Year’s Eve. Did you go the distance in your fitness journey? Shed a few pounds? Turn that flab to muscle mass? Or just follow through on your commitment to eating healthy and incorporating a few little lifestyle changes into your daily routines that, over time made it seem natural to go that extra mile on your fitness journey.

When you started to change your lifestyle, it was probably in small ways. Maybe taking the stairs more often, parking at the far end of the parking lot in order to walk those extra steps into your place of work. Having a salad or a lunch of light protein and follow it up with a walk around the building once or twice. Then taking that after dinner walk in the evening and increasing your distance and your pace as your conditioning improved. All this took time, but you committed to it and by doing so, you found yourself missing NOT doing these things if something cropped up in your daily life that prevented you from going about your new healthy practices.

2018 may have been your transition year, that awakening of knowing you do need to be in better shape as you get a bit older. Maybe a physical during the year prompted this or it may have been that you got tired of buying clothes a size larger every couple of months. Whatever the reason, Good for you on making that change and working towards a healthier way of living.

Now, that you made that commitment, you may be ready to ramp up your fitness routine for 2019. Well, according to the fitness trends reports, published in the November issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®, an official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). High-Intensity exercising, like HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), CrossFit Training, or basically, any kind of workout that you start off with a high amount of rigorous expenditure of energy and then take a cool-down rest for a minute or two and then beginning again.
No matter which direction of physical training you choose to take up, tracking your activity, your intensity levels itself are important in order to measure your progress. Not to mention the amount of energy you are expending in doing your fitness routines. Depending on the type of workout you decide to embrace, tracking that expenditure of energy will allow you to gather important data that you can use to see just where you are exceeding in your training and where you need to concentrate more in order to achieve the goals you set for yourself for 2019.

There are many activity trackers, fitness monitors, with GPS capabilities and heart rate monitoring functions that can provide you with the data you’re looking for. In order to help you choose from some of the most popular ones available. has provided a place for you to view select Models of Garmin Fitness Trackers, from running watches with GPS capabilities to multi-sport watches that can track your energy expenditures while you're participating in exercises like the HIIT and CrossFit programs. These “Smartwatches” can even track your VO2 Max and Lactate levels. Both of which are important as “Mean” points that can tell you how your body is reacting to your training, both during the exercise and while you’re at rest!

So, like I said up above, this year is just about in the books, now is the time to take a serious look at just where you want to be at this time, NEXT year. Make that new fitness plan, set your goals and arm yourself with the right tools in the way of the proper fitness tracker that will allow you to reach and maintain those new goals. And if you have any questions regarding which fitness tracker would be best for you, based on the type of training your going to be doing, you can simply ask our trained staff, here at HRMUSA by clicking on this Link  and answering a few questions that will allow our staff to recommend the proper fitness tracker that will benefit you the most.

Hope this post gets you motivated to dial it up a notch with your fitness training. We look forward to seeing how well you're doing in 2019!

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