Tips on how to stay motivated to workout:

Have you ever started a fitness program and quit shortly after? If you answered yes, not to worry because you are not alone! Many people start fitness programs and may stop when they get bored, or results come too slowly. Here are five tips to help you stay motivated:

  1. Find your goal and write it down: Writing down your goals will give you a visual.
  2. Keep your workouts fun: Find something that you enjoy and then vary the routine to keep it interesting.
  3. Have an accountability partner: You are not in this alone. Having someone to exercise with helps keep your motivation going.
  4. Make it part of your daily routine: If it is hard to find time for exercise, do not fall back on excuses. Schedule workouts as you would any other important activity and stick to them.
  5. Reward yourself: Once you have reached a milestone, treat yourself with something you enjoy.

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Tips to a speedy recovery after working out

Rest and recovery are essential parts of any workout. How you recover after your workout has a significant impact on your fitness goals and performance. Check out some of our favorite tips to help you recover the right way!

  1. Replace lost fluids: You lose a large amount of fluid during exercise. Ideally, you should be replacing it during exercise, but filling up after exercise is an easy way to boost your recovery.
  2. Eat healthy recovery foods: After depleting your energy stores with exercise, you need to refuel. If you expect your body to recover, repair tissues, get stronger, and be ready for the next challenge, refueling with healthy foods is key.
  3. Rest and relax: Hard workouts can prove to be taxing on both the musculoskeletal system and nervous systems. Time is one of the best ways to recover (or heal) from an intense workout, illness, or injury.
  4. Stretch! This is a simple and fast way to help your muscles recover.

Avoid overtraining:  Excessive exercise, heavy training at every session, or a lack of rest days will limit your fitness gains from exercise and undermine your recovery efforts.

Growing a Fresh Herb Garden

Spring is in the air, and it is time to start thinking about your home herb garden. We have compiled some of our favorite, beginner friendly herbs to begin with!

  1. Mint: Mint is happiest in the shade. To prevent it from smothering your other herbs, plant mint in a pot by itself. Mint is a perennial which means it will come back every year! Use sliced mint leaves as a garnish, mix sprigs with spring peas, or even steep them in tea or lemonade.
  2. Basil: By mid-July, your basil should be big and prolific. Harvest early and often and cut the flowers off to produce more leaves. Basil goes well with just about anything: rounding out sauces, soups, salads, even pizza!
  3. Rosemary: Rosemary is easy, but a slow grower and thrives year-round. Mature plants enjoy full sun and well-drained soil. Steep in hot water for 10 minutes to make a soothing tea.

Honoring our Cofounder Through Acts of Love and Charity

The 2nd Annual Chris Conti Memorial Grant is now accepting applications from March 15th through July 1st. This year, we invite nonprofits, public high schools, and public safety organizations in the state of Georgia to apply. The CCMG provides a newly designed fitness room for an existing space and the recipient will be announced on July 30th.  The award will include consultation and design, fitness equipment, delivery, and installation to an organization in need.


What's Happening at Innovative Fitness This Month- March

3 Benefits of Cooling Down

You may often be tempted to skip your post-workout cool down due to time constraints and fatigue. Next time you consider skipping, remember these 3 benefits.

  1. Allows your heart to decrease and normalize, avoiding lightheadedness.
  2. Slows down heavy breathing.
  3. Improves relaxation and boosts motivation

Take a look at our most recent single-user fitness studio!


While working closely with our multi-family properties, we constantly strive to create unique fitness amenities that help set them apart from their competition. Faced with the challenges of COVID-19, clients have reached out to ask us how we are able to safely provide fitness solutions for their residents. Our answer is to design and outfit private fitness studios! One, individually sized room, packed with virtual fitness and all the necessary accessories. Take a look at our most recent single-user fitness studio!

Top 5 Reasons why you should add strength training to your workout routine:

Lifting weights and strength training can seem intimidating, but there several common benefits that you may not know are linked to a regular strength training program.

  1. It makes you stronger: That might be obvious, but it extends beyond your workouts and into your everyday life  (Carrying groceries, outside work, housework, etc.)
  2. It increases balance, stability, and flexibility: Weightlifting works joints through a full range of motion, which keeps them strong and flexible while keeping you steady on your feet.
  3. It boosts confidence: With increased strength, comes improved performance in your favorite activities. Not to mention the positive body changes that boosts self-image.
  4. It helps prevent injuries: When lifting weights properly, you strengthen connective tissue which will help you continue to operate and protect your body from injuries.
  5. It boosts your energy levels and improves your mood: When working out you release endorphins, which increases your energy levels and improves your mood.