How To Stay Motivated In The Gym

Motivation is easily the biggest challenge you’ll face in the gym. Whether it’s a feeling of making a lack of progress, you’ve hit a bit of a plateau or life has simply got in the way so much that you’ve had to take more time away from the gym than you’d like. Here’s some proven ways to keep yourself on track, stay happy and motivated and allow yourself to reach the goals you have in the gym.

Have A Killer Playlist

Before you even step foot in the gym, sort yourself out an awesome playlist full of your absolute favourite tunes and ones that get you amped up. Whether it’s slower paced songs or full on heavy metal…it doesn’t matter, it’s whatever gets YOU in the mood to workout. Music is easily one of the best motivators.

Respect The Endorphins

Even when you really can’t be bothered to go to the gym, you feel super in-motivated…never forget that even during your most relaxed moments, that the feeling of completing a workout simply can’t be replaced…it’s science! Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators. So make that first move towards the door to leave for the gym, grind through a little in-motivated spell and we guarantee that if you trust in the post-workout feel goods…you won’t regret it.


We can all feel a little down about our bodies at times and it’s only natural that at times you may want to wear something baggier to kind of hide it away. Don’t feel bad about that, it’s whatever makes you feel comfortable and content to work out. Not only that, but when you wear clothing that you feel makes you look better, accentuates your best features or is simply a colour that you love, wearing the right clothing for a workout in the gym can make or break your overall mood. So just like with music, maybes try pre-planning a little and have outfits that you prefer to wear to the gym if it helps your mood levels. Better mood = harder work in the gym.

Have A Plan

The quickest way you can become de-motivated in the gym is by going there without any solid plan of what you’re going to do. You’ll usually end up walking around aimlessly, just doing things for the sake of it and then probably leave feeling like ‘did I do enough’. Setting goals and having a plan of how you’re going to get there will you give you solid steps to take in order to get there quicker. It’s why we feature so many plans in the app, there’s something for everyone and even when there’s possibly one exercise you don’t want to do, you can simply change it out. Couple that with the ability to talk to us as a member in our app chat and we will be there for any questions along the way.

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Keep tabs on your workout performance and witness your growth firsthand. Gym Plan lets you easily track your exercises, sets, and reps, allowing you to monitor your progress over time. Watch as your strength and endurance skyrocket, and stay motivated by celebrating every milestone you achieve.


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We understand the importance of motivation in reaching your fitness goals. That's why Gym Plan offers a variety of training styles to keep you inspired. Plus, chat live with our team who provide support every step of the way.

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