Sports & Wellness

Coach vs Couch: How to Force Yourself to Do Sport

19 Apr 2022

Want to start exercising but still lay on the couch? Read here how to find the motivation to do sports.


Did you know that your couch will still be there to take naps on after you come back from a run? All jokes aside, your couch is not going anywhere, and it is time to act. So pick up the most interesting sport and start your journey towards a better version of yourself.

Being physically active is important for everyone. And it is not about flat stomach, abs and cool photos on Instagram.  Physical activity significantly helps combat health conditions, ward off diseases, and control weight. This leads to a good mood, a clear mind and a happy outlook. Here are our tips to find your motivation to go sporty. 

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Why You Should Play Sport?

According to Mayo Clinic, playing sport can boost your energy, improve sleep, and enhance your self-esteem. Think about how confident sports players always look. And it is not surprising. They know that they have healthy bodies and right mindsets whatever happens.

The next time you see Cristiano Ronaldo on TV, note his big smile and how positive he always looks. This is because daily exercising leads to a lot of confidence and happiness.

Exercising requires a lot of motivation. But also it helps increase blood flow to the brain improving your physical condition. Try even a mild training and you will see the difference.

Playing sport also makes you a lot smarter. You get to think on your feet and strategize every move while developing social skills with teammates.

Sport requires a lot of time and commitment, but it will all be worth it in the end. You learn to understand and love your body while taking care of it.

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Hire a Coach

Personal training is the best way to ensure that you surely will get off the couch. When your personal trainer blows up your phone, you are forced to get up and run some laps not to let them down.

Your sports coach can educate you on all aspects of fitness, health, and exercise. They can analyse your condition and determine your training needs. They help you choose your training strategy and achieve your fitness goals if you lack motivation.

A personal trainer will also hold you accountable. You may surely rather go on a bike ride than spend a lazy movie night if you have somebody to tell about your sporting routine.

Working with an expert will give you the push you need, and their support will guide you all the way to success.

Your sport coach will be the best training mate. Working out can be a painful grind that is tough to commit to. But a trainer will help you find a proper attitude and enjoy playing sports.

Set Goals

If you are laying on the couch, think about why you want to become healthier.

Do you want to look more attractive? Do you want to lose weight? Or do you want to have more energy throughout the day?

These are the most important questions you should ponder before going for a jog. Goal setting can provide a pathway and plan for you to make your dreams come true.

If you want to lose weight, you should write down how much you want to lose. Your plan should also include the time period you need to achieve your goal.

This is where a personal trainer can help you. They are experts at setting realistic goals. They can predict how long it will take for you to reach your goals and will keep you on track.

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Bribe Yourself

One of the best exercise tips is to bribe yourself with new activities after a workout. For instance, go on a personal training session at a field near a restaurant where you can meet friends later.

This way, you can always find ways to squeeze a workout into your social life. The best part is that you can ask friends to join and exercise with you. it is always better to enjoy sports in a company.

Another great way to reward yourself is to splurge on new things. Treat yourself to a new pair of running shoes or a yoga mat after successful training.

The key is to give yourself a small reward for little goals and a massive prize for big long-term achievements. This way, you are practically paying yourself to get fit and healthy.

Watch Games

One of the best ways to find motivation for sport is by watching games and supporting your favourite team. After feeling the adrenaline from watching the World Cup, you may feel motivated to go kick a ball around yourself. Sport should also become a part of your conversations.

Start hanging out with other people who love sport. Talk to them about players and strategies. This will inspire you to get more involved in your favourite sport. Soon sport will become a part of who you are so you will play it more often. Because the secret to keeping fit is to do the exercises you enjoy.

So watch a football match, observe the Commonwealth Games or an Ironment Event with your friends. You may start enjoying sport more than usual and find the urge to get more involved.

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Get Off Your Couch Today

It is always difficult to find motivation if you dislike basic repetitions during workouts. This is exactly why sport is so much fun. It can be different. Try football or rugby, go sailing or skateboarding. You may even play table tennis in your backyard or enjoy nature while fishing. Anything is more interesting than another lazy day on a couch.

Sign up as a Somerton member today and find your personal coach for any sport you wish to try.  Achieve all your goals in no time and enjoy new sporting experiences every day!



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