Tracking progress and achieving fitness goals can have numerous benefits for your physical and mental health. To find out more about this, read our new blog below.
Tracking your progress allows you to see your improvement over time. This can help to boost your motivation and confidence, as you see the results of your hard work. Tracking your progress can help you to identify any areas where you may need to adjust your routine, such as increasing the weight you lift or running for longer distances. If you want to track your progress, one of the most straightforward ways to do so is on your smartphone. You can use apps such as MyFitnessPal, which allows you to scan your food and drink items and track your nutrients and macros. Whether you’re a gym beginner or not, if you would like some guidance on tracking your progress, feel free to approach a member of the SBSP team and we would be happy to help you!
Another thing worth mentioning is that setting and achieving fitness goals can have a positive impact on your mental health. It can provide a sense of purpose and accomplishment, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. This is fantastic if you are already into exercise and reaping the benefits, or if you want to exercise to improve how you feel mentally. Regular exercise has been shown to release endorphins, which are natural mood-boosters that can help to alleviate symptoms of depression. Yoga and Pilates are also great for well-being, allowing you to relax at the end of the day of work or studying. Check out our variety of fitness classes and see what might suit you.
Finally, achieving fitness goals can have numerous physical benefits. Regular exercise can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Everyone should value and look after their health, and you can do so by exercising regularly. At Swansea Bay Sports Park, there are so many ways to keep fit and healthy, from running on the Athletics track, to swimming in the Wales National Pool, and using the equipment in one of our gyms.
Depending on what sort of exercise you’re into, another excellent element of exercise is its ability to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance. If you want to find new and exciting ways to focus on these aspects of your health, our functional fitness and sculpt and tone classes are the ideal choice for this. Look at our classes and see what might work for you.
On your fitness journey, don’t forget to take plenty of progress photos. This is the best way to see how far you have come, whether you have a goal or not, as you’ll be able to compare your ‘before’ and ‘afters’. To reap the benefits of progress photos, make sure to take them monthly at the minimum. You might not realize how much has progressed until you take the time to sit back and sift through the photos you keep of your fitness journey.
So, overall, tracking progress and achieving fitness goals can have numerous positive benefits for both physical and mental health!