6 tricks to get back into a workout routine

If your morning run feels impossible and skipping the gym has become your norm, try these tricks for getting back into a fitness routine

By Wendy Glauser

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1. Lay out your clothes the night before

If you wake up and see your running shoes, sports bra, leggings, snack and water bottle all ready to go, you’ll feel like you’re too invested to change your mind, says Keri Cawthorne, a personal trainer and pilates instructor with the B.C. Parks and Recreation Association for Vancouver and greater area.

Do you hit the gym after work? Pack your gym bag, including a pre-workout snack, the night before, suggests Cawthorne. That way, a rushed morning or low energy levels after work are less likely to be easy excuses.

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