With summer fading and autumn approaching with dropping temperatures, it can be hard to stay motivated to work on your gym routine. Cold weather should not be an excuse for slacking on your workouts. Your autumn exercise is just as important as your summer workouts. This is the perfect time to focus on getting that Instagram body that you have always been dreaming of.

 

“Don’t let your summer’s workout routine go to waste. You should build a comprehensive autumn workout plan that will keep you on track and looking even better as ever. All you need is a little bit of fitness inspiration,” Fransoa Ebersohn, brand and communication specialist from Zone Fitness, explained.

 

“We have found the perfect solution on how to keep you motivated this autumn to stay fit with a gym routine that will be perfect for you.”

 

Here are some handy tips to stay fit this coming autumn season.

 

Get a personal trainer to keep you motivated

 

Don’t fall out of love with your fitness routine just because the autumn season is approaching. Get a personal trainer at your gym to help you with the perfect fitness routine. A personal trainer is the motivation that you need. They are extremely important when you start your fitness journey. Get a personal trainer and enjoy your fitness success.

 

Ebersohn also adds: “A personal trainer is key when you join a gym, they will work out a programme that will suit your style and preference and they will keep you motivated and make sure you stay on track.”

 

Boost your Vitamin D

 

Ensure you get sufficient vitamin D during the autumn season. Our bodies absorb vitamin D through the sun’s exposure on our skin. Supplementing with a little extra Vitamin D can help your body to prepare for the upcoming sunless season.

 

Eating healthy this autumn

 

It’s the time of the year that it gets darker earlier and the days get cooler and this means that we start to eat more and exercise less. Try buying fruits and vegetables that is in season. Here are a few amazing superfoods that will be perfect for those chilly weather that lies ahead:

 

  • Apples – they are full of antioxidants.
  • Brussels sprouts – they are a good source of iron.
  • Pears – good source of vitamin C and copper.
  • Cauliflower – compounds may help to prevent cancer and is an excellent source of vitamin D.
  • Sweet potatoes – excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of iron. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Dates – they are low in fat, is a good source of fibre and is also a good source of potassium.

 

You can create the most delicious meals like tasty salads with this fruit and vegetables. You can also prepare meals ahead to save time.

You should also remember to keep hydrated because colder weather strips your skin of moisture, so it is important to drink as much water as possible.

 

Music playlist for a fantastic gym session

 

Listening to music during your workout releases mood-enhancing hormones and makes you feel good. Music stimulates the part of your brain that controls movement and it helps your muscles to move. Get yourself a feel-good playlist next time you hit the gym, this sure will improve the quality of your workout by increasing your stamina and will put you in a better mood than you were before.

 

Workout with a friend

 

Working out with a friend is one of the best motivations you can have. By working out with a friend, you are more likely to stick to your regular routine and you will have more fun too.

 

Make sure you have the right gym clothes

Now is the time to start shopping for running jackets, hyperwarm tights and sweatshirts to keep the cold out. Buy clothes that you will feel comfortable in and will enjoy working out in.

 

The best project you’ll work on is YOU! Train like a champion this autumn and bring out the best in you. With the right motivation you sure will get that perfect Instagram body you have always been dreaming of.

 

For more information about Zone Fitness go to http://zonefitness.co.za/, or contact them at @ZoneFitnessSA (Facebook), @zonefitness_SA (Twitter) and zonefitness_sa (Instagram).