Reaching your goals with these fixes to your fitness

Kendra Wicks

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Staying inspired is one of the most crucial parts of reaching your goals. Pushing your limits, sharing your experiences with others and discovering new things will help keep you focused.

We all struggle to stay motivated sometimes. Even professional athletes and power-lifters have days where they don’t want to go to the gym.

Social media is a powerhouse of information and connections. Following people who motivate you can help you continue and improve your fitness journey.

Here’s a short list of my favorite fitness influencers that can give you exercise ideas, workout incentive and empowerment in the gym.

Nikki Blackketter is the woman who inspired me to journey into the weight section of the gym. Before getting into fitness, Nikki was naturally small and thin like me.

She has built a strong body of power and curves through lifting. Her bright personality always makes me smile and reminds me to be myself and have fun.

Whitney Simmons is full of bright, bubbly energy. Her YouTube channel is my go-to place to find a good workout.

She is always looking for new ways to change up her routine in the gym, which is a great way to keep your body working and growing. She also has many workouts designed for beginners or for people with limited equipment.

Kris Barr is a personal trainer and entrepreneur. He is the creator of the Penalty Box, a lightweight piece of equipment that can be used for body weight training.

His website currently has Penalty Boxes for sale at $24.97 and provides free access to videos demonstrating the exercises you can do. Kris has a “loud and proud” personality that is contagious and inspiring.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Kathryn Jimenez has a calm, organized and down-to-earth personality. Her passion for fitness is evident through her social media posts.

She runs an online training business by offering fitness plans and personal coaching through her website. A typical workout plan includes eight full weeks of workouts and costs $50.

Mike Vacanti addresses his social media followers as his “team.” He encourages everyone he reaches to stay focused on their goals by making small changes in their lives every day.

He’s an advocate for drinking plenty of water, eating more vegetables and always taking the stairs. Whatever Mike sets his mind to, he accomplishes and his willpower is inspiring.

Having people that inspire you to continue to improve and have fun will make your fitness journey much more enjoyable. Of course, there are many different ways to stay encouraged.

You can make a quote board, start a fitness journey with a friend or write down your goals. No matter what you choose to do, it’s important to have a support system to fall back on and help you keep going.