Monday Motivation- This 1 Thing Will Make Your Week More Productive.
So, you’ve got a case of the Mondays… back to reality, the grind, the rat race and all those other ridiculous sayings. Let’s face it, Mondays stink! But there is one thing you can do to help get rid of those Monday blues,which has been scientifically proven to make your week more productive. Considering you are reading this blog on an Edmonton gym website, it’s probably not going come as a surprise to you that working out is the answer to boost that Monday motivation.
A London Fitness Center did research with their members and found that 73% said they felt more productive after exercising on Monday. Which makes complete sense when we look at the science aroundphysical exercise (specifically intense aerobic exercise) has the potential to increase BDNF (brain-derived neurotropic factor), which is shown to be critical for higher brain function and maintaining the health in brain cells. It is also proven that people with dementia and Alzheimer’s have severely low BDNF. So on a Monday make sure to get your heart rate high and drip sweat off that brow.
Another great side affect to exercising on Mondays, is you won’t dread your workout on Tuesday. According to a study done by the University of Bristol, people who exercise on a Monday are more likely to stick to their fitness goals throughout the week. The study found that those who exercised on a Monday were 27% more likely to still be exercising five weeks later. Do what you need to do to get that Monday motivation because it will make you that much more likely to reach those fitness goals.
If you are able to crush that workout before rushing to the office, it can help quell those anxious thoughts. Knowing you are heading back to your office, with a long to do list awaiting you, can be overwhelming. But studies show that aerobic exercise can lessen general anxiety. So get that butt out of bed on Monday so you can tackle all those work demands.
When you have the Monday motivation to strap on those shoes you’ll be happier. This is because when we get our bodies moving and our hearts pumping, we release endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that make us feel good. They improve our mood and make us feel happier. Exercising also gives us more energy. When we are physically active, our bodies produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is the energy that our cells need to function. So, when we exercise, we are actually giving our cells a boost of energy.
“Never Skip a Monday” is a very common phrase in the fitness industry, and it’s quite clear why. When you get your butt to the gym on a Monday, you are improving brain function, setting good habits, curbing anxiety, increasing energy and improving your mood. So next time you’re dreading a Monday, set that alarm for even just 20 minutes earlier and get moving! You’ll feel so much better for doing so.
By Brett Kirkland
We certainly do! You can either purchase programs or book personal training sessions and be given your workout at the end of the session.
We have free parking, showers, sweat/shower towels, wifi and toiletries.
If you need to reschedule a session, no worries at all! Just give us a 24 hour heads up and you will not be charged for your workout.
Ideally, you should have some form of fuel in your system before you workout. Eating an easily digested carbohydrate an hour or so before you come to the studio ensures that you’ll have enough energy in the tank to get through your workout. Fruit is always a great option if you are concerned about getting an upset stomach. But once again everyone is different so experiment with what works best for you.
Most likely you will start to feel better before you really see the results. We always remind clients to celebrate everything along their fitness journey- whether it is lifting a heavier weight, recruiting the proper muscle groups or dropping/gaining inches. The more consistent you stay to your workout and nutrition plan the quicker you will see physical results.
There is no magic pill or diet. At the end of the day it is a very simple equation and that is calories in vs. calories out. If you would like to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you are burning. If you are looking to put on weight you want to eat more calories than you are burning.
We definitely believe we are the best gym in Edmonton. With our owner having 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, being named one of the Top 10 Trainers in Canada by Muscle Insider and having owned training studios for over 12 years there is confidence in our team. Every trainer is fully certified and extremely knowledgeable with tons of experience from all types of clientele. Don’t believe us? Come try out a free one-on-one personal training session and find out for yourself.
All of our trainers are fully certified and have the knowledge to help you reach your goals. We are so confident that you will love our team that our first training is always free. We will literally put our money with our mouth to prove to you that we are what you are looking for.
You’ve come to the right place. Zone 105 is a private personal training studio and our only goal is for you to crush yours.
That is a loaded question but weight loss comes down to a simple equation – calories in vs. calories out. If you eat less calories than you burn you should lose weight. Unfortunately sometimes the scale can be stubborn but your body composition will change. That is why we always recommend that you take measurements to also track your progress.
We are a private personal training studio located centrally in Edmonton. All of our clients in the gym can only work out when they are with their trainer so you will never have to deal with a busy, public gym.