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Getting Fit in the New Year

Independence Place Blog, Cranston, RI  Getting fit is a top New Year's resolution. Use the fitness center in our apartment community to meet your goal!

It can be difficult to fit exercise into a busy schedule — especially if you have to drive across Cranston, RI to find a gym. Luckily, there’s a fitness center just outside your apartment door. Independence Place apartments have some great equipment for you to use to get in shape. If you need some help getting started, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for tips and tricks to start a fitness plan and to stay motivated throughout the year. If it’s been awhile since you have been exercising regularly, this article at WebMD provides a good overview of appropriate questions to ask your doctor before you get started.


Set a Regular Time for Exercise

Working out at the same time every day will help make it a routine habit and part of your day. Try a variety of times to find the one that works best for you. Then stick to it.


Create a Routine

How you start, what exercises you do, and how you cool down all come into play. Explore the different types of workouts available to find one that works for you.

Track Your Progress

Whether you mark your progress in a notebook or electronically, tracking what you are accomplishing is a great way to reinforce the choice you made to exercise. It creates motivation on those days you just want to pull the covers over your head instead of going to work out.


Set Up a Support Group

Having a support group during a fitness plan can make all the difference in whether you continue with your new healthy habits or not. Find people who would be willing to exercise with you. On the days you don’t want to go run, your friend will be there to motivate you and vice versa. This will also keep you both accountable for completing what you’ve said you would complete.


We understand that sometimes, despite your best efforts, you just don’t make it over to the fitness center, so here are some great exercises we found on that are perfect for days when you just want to stay in your apartment. We hope you make good use of our fitness center this year! Let us know about your accomplishments in the comments.