How to keep motivated with physical activity

By: Ben Hackney-Williams

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Shane Cottam keeping motivated with physical activity to improve fitnessPutting the effort in to reach his physical activity goals, Shane Cottam from the UK knows what it takes to keep motivated in and out of the gym, even if you don't feel like working out.

Read this winner's story and see what the Myzone status rankings will do for fitness in any space.


What to do when you don't feel like working out.

“The main driving force to make time for exercise is to stave off old age. My favourite workouts would be anything strength based, I am quite fond of strict presses and bench presses. I am also partial to a longish 20+ minute AMRAP using barbells, dumbbells and/or kettlebells.

“My Myzone device has helped me stay motivated and gamify keeping fit. It is also nice to see how much effort you have expressed during your workouts. I am also on platinum level, 12 months away from diamond. I know does not really mean anything, but it helps when you really do not feel like working out.


Going above and beyond in the gym.

“Our gym instructor goes above and beyond trying to keep us motivated, and during our two lockdowns has even loaned out gym equipment to keep us moving.

“I'm surprised about the win because I very rarely win anything. It's a nice feeling. But I also have a niggling feeling that it's too good to be true. I have chosen my wife for the prize second membership because she is also a member of the same gym.”


What is the Global MEPs Challenge about?

Shane Cottam is a winner of the October 2020 Global MEPs Challenge. Open to all Myzone heart rate monitor users, the challenge could be entered by earning 1300 MEPs throughout the month, with a total prize value of $25,000.


If you want to get involved in the next challenge, see your Myzone app for details or pick the best heart rate monitor for you if you haven't already.

Work Out To Help Out. In these times of uncertainty, exercise makes us feel happy, it reduces anxiety and it keeps us connected. We're stronger together.

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