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“Programs must be enjoyable, or simply put, they have to be fun!” says Jay Cardiello, SHAPE fitness editor-at-large and founder of the JCORE Accelerated Body Transformation System
. “Let's face it, ‘working out’ sometimes is not the most pleasurable thing to do. However, if your program is built around an activity (such as boxing, cycling, or a certain DVD) that you enjoy, you will have a greater chance of creating a habit and succeeding,” Cardiello says.
Find an instructor with a sense of humor, participate in activities that you love, join a group with a great sense of adventure—or all of the above—to find a workout program that will help keep you coming back for more.
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