Everyone starts their exercise program with the best of intentions, and it doesn't come cheap. A recent study suggests that the average American spends more than $ 100,000 in their lifetime on health and fitness. Shiny new gear or training kit is purchased, inspirational quotes are posted on Instagram, pumping playlists are neatly curated. A few months later and that's another story. Maybe you are in this position and trying to recharge your batteries. You have read some great tips on how to stay motivated in your home training but the truth is, you are still bored. What else can you try?
Give yourself feedback
In the workplace and in life in general, we are encouraged to give feedback; According to the Harvard Business Review, creating a culture rich in feedback empowers people to be efficient and fulfilling at work. Why not apply the same to your workouts? If you are tracking your progress, review your data. Can you see an overall improvement? Where could you do better? If you have a workout partner or are part of a fitness community, can they see a difference? Can you go further, faster, or do you now have a lot more positive energy than before? Open up your wardrobe: How are your clothes doing these days?
Keep it fresh
Remember that playlist you made in 2015 when you just bought your new running sneakers? Chances are you've updated the shoes since then, so what about your music? Or that TED talk you've heard so many times that you can repeat it verbatim? Listening to music or podcasts can be a great way to beat boredom on an exercise bike or on long runs or long walks, but you need to keep it fresh. Setting aside some time each month to find a new song or download a new podcast will help keep your mind busy while your body is functioning.
A change of scenery and some fresh air should give you the boost you need. Even if it's just a short run near your home to warm up before going to the home gym, or a brisk walk after work to get your blood pumping and relax after your day , moving outside can help you get back to the workout mentality. You can even try a new challenge like the British-inspired 5K Park Run. A new lens, a welcoming crowd and sunshine on your face; What more could you ask for?
Everyone encounters a workout rut at some point, but you can bounce back with commentary, fresh content to enjoy as you workout, and a change of scene. If you have a workout partner, gym instructor, or fitness community you can talk to, try to exchange tips with them as well. Everyone benefits from a little inspiration.
Stand on any gymnasium floor and look up – way up. At first glance, it doesn’t take much to imagine the level of sophistication in some of the equipment located overhead, not to mention the process of safely installing it. But with today’s technology and automation being built into so many of these products that are used on a daily basis, the question that often comes up is how to manage it all.
Many choose to have manual systems and equipment in place for reasons such as simplicity or with budget in mind. While there is nothing wrong with this type of operation and equipment, in terms of operational optimization, many are trending in the opposite direction.
With everything from BASKETBALL BACKSTOPS that fold up into the ceiling or off to the side, to gym divider curtains, scoreboards and even volleyball systems, the modern gymnasium is becoming a connected one. With most of these products coming with independent electric controls, innovative solutions to manage them are now on the forefront.
Located along the Rideau Canal, one of our most recent projects brought us into Canada’s national capital to work on another gym partition that needed replacing.
Originally founded as an all-girls school in 1928, IMMACULATA HIGH SCHOOL opened with an principal enrollment of just 85 at the site of the constituer Christie mansion. The following year, enrollment nearly doubled, and a new building was quickly constructed, and the school’s first commencement followed.
It wasn’t until 1978 that male students were enrolled at the school as enrollment swelled to nearly 1, 000 students towards the end of the 1980s. After 65 years of education, the school officially moved to its current location along the canal and currently serves as home to the school’s sports team, the Immaculata Saints.
In search of a new set of rugby goals for one of their biggest athletic parks, the City of Toronto once again came knocking at our door. Having done a few projects together in the past, they are a group that we truly always enjoy working closely with. When the time comes to outfit an outdoor visite, we are always flattered to make the bermuda list of potential partners. In early 2020, the city was in search of a new set of rugby goals for EGLINGTON FLATS, located in the York region. Constructed on the Humber River Floodplain in 1954, today the park is heavily focused on sports, with six soccer fields, four field hockey pitches, a field, winterized la petite balle jaune courts and évidemment, the rugby field.
While we all certainly enjoy watching something come to fruition, there is something extra special about being involved in the revitalization of something as well. Over the years, we’ve been blessed to be involved in a number of these types of projects ranging from local community centres and schools all the way to nationally recognized institutions such as Queen’s University.
We’ve been granted access to stripped out gymnasiums and open athletic fields to style and eventually install state-of-the-art athletic equipment and infrastructure. From simple bleachers, to basketball systems to complete grandstands designed to accommodate tens of thousands of fans, these projects have and always will hold a special place in our hearts.