It’s that time of year when resolutions are set and swung into action! All too often, by the time February rolls around, some of those resolutions don’t stick.
Being ambitious with your resolutions is something we encourage you to do. You might set 10 resolutions and achieve 3, but if you had set zero goals, then you’ll achieve zero.
Clearly define WHAT you are aiming to achieve. This might sound a little redundant because you’ve heard it a thousand times before, but you’d be surprised how many people overlook this step (especially with their health and fitness).
Tell a friend, family member or loved one what you’re intending to do. Announcing to the world on social media what your goals are, will help with putting pressure on yourself and make it harder for you to give up when the going gets tough - you’re basically adding an element of ACCOUNTABILITY.
Plus, with Privilee you can get exclusive Guest Passes for your friends and family without the need for a long term commitment - so if you have friends visiting from overseas or maybe a friend just wants to try out Privilee with you, they can get a Privilee Guest Pass to use Sunday - Thursday and enjoy the same benefits as a Privilee Member!
Make sure you know WHY these goals are important, specifically to you and no one else. Having a reason and understanding will help you when the going gets tough and you might not feel like dragging yourself out of bed.
Take action! Do something every day, even if it’s small. Habits and routines build up over time - small steps add up to big things!
With Privilee there are so many different gyms and fitness classes you can try, so if you’re not quite sure what you enjoy, or you like having lots of variety in your fitness routine, then Privilee is your one-stop shop that has it all! One day you could try a relaxing and mindful yoga class at StudioRepublik; or if you’re looking to power through a heavy weight training session you could visit THE GYM in Business Bay; maybe you want to try an intense full body HIIT workout at OOMO Fitness or relieve some stress at 9Round Boxing! There’s so much to choose from, you’ll never be bored! Once you find what you like, stick with it and book in your classes, you get unlimited classes with Privilee (just make sure you book ahead!).
Treat yourself - if you’ve set yourself some serious health and fitness resolutions for the year and you want to stay on track, make sure you reward yourself for all of your efforts. Every small step you take toward achieving your goals is a win, so embrace it!
If your goal is to lose weight or tone up, instead of using food as a reward, perhaps you could treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment at one of the luxury hotels on Privilee. We love Soul Wellness Spa at the Sheraton Grand Dubai where you get 25% off massages!
If you’ve consistently been working out according to your planned schedule, perhaps you are starting to see positive changes in the way you look and feel, why not treat yourself to a healthy lunch or dinner with good company? Get exclusive discounts with Privilee for you and your friends at some of the UAE’s top restaurants, such as Vanitas at the Palazzo Versace Hotel and Asado Steakhouse at the Palace Downtown (they have amazing steaks!). We love the healthy food selection (plenty of yummy plant-based options too) at Bounty Beets at Le Meridien Dubai Marina, where you get 25% off the a la carte menu as a Privilee member.
Remember, health and fitness is a lifestyle… So work hard (hit the gym or try a new class), take time for yourself to unwind, rest and relax (book yourself a treatment at a spa) and celebrate your successes every time you get closer to achieving your goals (good food and great company) - you can have it all with Privilee!
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
Take a swing!
Adam and Olivia McCubbin
Head Coaches at Best Body Co.