Gym Motivation – How To Keep Going?

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Yes, yes, New Year, New Me, we’re all going to the gym and working out about 2-3 weeks because is not always an easy task, that’s why gym motivation is a key factor for your success…

But sometimes, even the most motivated gym-goers can struggle with staying focused and driven. Whether it’s a lack of energy, motivation, or discipline, maintaining consistent gym motivation can be challenging.

In this article, we will discuss some of you fail in staying motivated, as well as what exactly you can do to overcome these challenges.

Gym Motivation: Benefits

Benefits of Gym Motivation

Gym motivation can have a lot of great benefits:

Increased consistency: Indeed, when you are motivated, you are likely to do the things you set in mind. If you do them on a daily basis, this becomes a consistent habit, that is hard to change.

Improved physical health: That’s a no-brainer, if you’re going to the gym regularly, then it means you are motivated to do whatever it takes to stay in good shape.

Better mental health: Yes, this is me, I go to the gym to stay sane, not necessarily to build muscle. You can release a lot of stress when doing compound movements like deadlifts, squats, and bench presses.

Don’t believe me? Go to the gym and give it a try!

Increased self-confidence: Achieving your fitness goals can be a powerful confidence-booster.

Social benefits: Another benefit of going to the gym on a regular basis, is that you can meet new people and form new friendships or even relationships..

Types of Gym Motivation

Types of  Motivation

Motivation is a feeling that drives us towards a goal or a desired outcome. There are different types of motivation, and gym motivation is no exception.

Intrinsic Motivation: This is the internal drive to participate in doing something. For example, if you love the feeling of a good run, you are likely intrinsically motivated to go out in the rain and run a few miles, no matter if the weather conditions are “bad”.

Extrinsic Motivation: Extrinsic motivation refers to external factors that motivate you, such as rewards, praise, and recognition. For example, setting a specific fitness goal, such as running a marathon, can motivate you to work hard in the gym.

Social Motivation: Social motivation is when motivation comes from a group of people, such as friends, family, or a fitness community.

Fear-based Motivation: One of the best motivations in the world is fear. Negative consequences, such as gaining weight or being unhealthy scare most of us. When faced with potential consequences, we are going to do the work no matter if we like it or not.

Achievement Motivation: This one is self-explanatory, your motivation comes from the desire to achieve a specific goal, in the gym, or outside the gym.

After reading these, I hope you already know what type of motivation works best for you.

For me, it’s fear, the fear of being a failure, the fear of eating less than my cat, the fear of benching less than 2 plates, the fear of being mediocre, the fear of having less than 100kg (225 lbs) bodyweight, and so on.

Tips for Staying Motivated at the Gym

Stay Motivated

Here are some tips for staying motivated at the gym:

Set Specific Goals: When you have a goal, it’s easier to go in that direction and do something every day to achieve it.

Find a Gym Buddy: More exactly a gym bro. This highly distinguished person will push you to the limits, just for fun, to see how you fail, and laugh about it. But this is good for your overall growth. Also, you can do the same when is his set 🙂

Create a Workout Plan: Knowing which muscle group you will hit in the evening when the job or school is done, may keep you hyped up. No matter if you do a PPL, (push-pull legs) a BRO Split, or any other program, everything will work.

I mean for example let’s say it’s Monday, and everybody knows Monday’s sux, and you have a bad start of the week at your job… But then you remember that Monday is Chest day, now you’re automatically happier, and you don’t even care what your boss or other colleagues think/do, and so on.

Mix Up Your Workouts: Shock the body! And maybe your mind, because it’s boring to do the same exercises in the same order with the exact number of sets and reps over and over again. You have to diversify your workouts!

Track Your Progress: This is optional, if you remember is good, if not, I don’t want you to come with a pen and paper and not every set you do!

Reward Yourself: Basically, your reptilian brain is like a dog, that’s why is primitive. In order to motivate yourself you need to give your brain a treat each time it accomplishes something, like doing 15 min of cardio.. Now you can eat a bag of donuts! Joking, of course, don’t do that, I wanted to give a radical example so everyone will understand.

Stay Positive: This is optional too! You can be a bit negative, yes be angry, anger is good for leg days!

Finding inspiration

Finding inspiration

Oh, so you need an inspiration to go to the gym? Well let’s see:

  1. Check your mirror, you’re either too fat or too skinny:

In this case, maybe your cat eats more than you..or, you eat more than the whole block! Either way, that’s a reason to go to the gym!

2. Follow Fitness Influencers: Yes, follow me: Dan.Peter.M. on everything: Instagram, TikTok and Youtube 🙂

3. Join Fitness Communities: People get motivated by other people, so any fitness community will help you grow, no matter if it’s online or in your neighborhood.


Gym motivation is essential for achieving your fitness goals. It helps you maintain consistency, push through challenges, and stay committed to your workout routine.

You will have to test and see what type of motivation works best in your case. You have all the data here, so I can’t do anything more in this situation rather to wish you good luck in your fitness journey!

Remember that everything is in your mind! Only you can cultivate and achieve your fitness goals. So, stay motivated, stay committed, and enjoy the journey toward a healthier, fitter you.

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