Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Ignite Your Get Up and Go! Family VARIETY: Right, Jonathan Hart Throws Himself into Fitness and, Far Right, Jade Mulhearn Reaches out HEALTH Life & BEAUTY Edited by Marie Turbill and Sarah Dale WWW.Gazettelive.Co.Uk/familylife

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Ignite Your Get Up and Go! Family VARIETY: Right, Jonathan Hart Throws Himself into Fitness and, Far Right, Jade Mulhearn Reaches out HEALTH Life & BEAUTY Edited by Marie Turbill and Sarah Dale WWW.Gazettelive.Co.Uk/familylife

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AS MOST of us hit that mid-January slump, MARIE TURBILL gets tips from fitness expert, Jonathan Hart, on how to reboot your motivation.

WE all start the New Year with plans for a fitter, healthier you.

But, let's face it, come mid-January, most of those good intentions have started to slide.

Fitness expert and personal trainer, Jonathan (Jono) Hart, reckons it's not a lack of physical ability that is our stumbling block.

He says our failure to stick at it usually comes from "an absence of mental stamina".

"Everyone is capable of doing some kind of exercise," says the owner of Aspire Fitness, based at Thornaby's Robert Atkinson Centre (aspire-personal-training.co.uk).

"It might be a struggle at first, and for a while until you get the hang of it, but you can do it."

He says what we often lack is the mental willpower. "It is the mental side that is the challenge, as people struggle to get up and do it."

So, where do we find this lasting motivation? The 27-year-old fitness instructor from Yarm knows part of the solution is keeping exercise interesting, something he focuses on in his series of classes, bootcamps and personal training sessions.

At Aspire Fitness, they use props including tyres, grappling dummies, beer kegs and even sledgehammers as more unusual fitness aids.

Jono says people love trying something a bit different.

But when it comes to keeping exercise going, he says it comes down to having the right mental attitude.

Here he offers his motivational round-up: CHANGE: It's so easy to stay the same but if you want to get to another level, be fitter, stronger, healthier etc, you must be willing to give up your old ways and dare to do something new.

Find something that motivates you, a reason to keep going.

This could be anything from an upcoming wedding to wanting to drop a dress size for summer. Take a picture before you start and then, when your motivation starts to slip, you have something to look back on and see your progress. …

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