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“New Year, New You” energy is all around us right now. With the overindulgence of the holidays behind us, people are ready to commit to healthy eating habits and new fitness goals. But despite our best intentions, studies show 80 percent of us will abandon our New Year’s resolutions by the second Friday in January, which is also known as “Quitters’ Day.”
It’s hard to go from being a McDonald’s-loving couch potato to a vegan triathlete. Experts say instead of making resolutions, we should be creating new habits. We’re more likely to stick to our goals when we make small, manageable changes in behavior, like eating more fruits and veggies, walking 20 minutes a day, or organizing our fitness equipment.
Home organization is a great way to keep fitness goals sustainable. Think about it, the biggest obstacle to working out consistently is showing up. Once you’ve laced up your sneakers or rolled out your yoga mat, you’re probably going to start your workout. But when you’re snug in a warm bed on a cold January morning, the mere thought of having to rummage around for running tights or water bottles makes it easy to justify skipping the gym. mDesign has the fitness storage and organization solutions that’ll help you eliminate excuses and pump up your motivation.
mDesign’s Metal Fitness Equipment Organizer is a great way to organize your workout gear and energize your fitness routine. The organizer has two large baskets that are perfect for storing yoga mats, boxing gloves, ankle weights, and rackets; it also features hooks for jump ropes and resistance bands. Being able to store fitness equipment for different types of workouts comes in handy when you need to change up your workout; fitness experts say varying your exercise routine prevents boredom and makes you less likely to give up on your goals. This organizer is great for multi-sport families, too, with room for baseball bats, lacrosse and hockey sticks, soccer balls, basketballs, and more.
Cycling has never been more popular. The Rail to Trails Conservancy, a national advocacy organization for public paths, reports ridership on U.S. bike trails increased threefold in the last year because people needed socially-distant ways of exercising. Also, more than six million Americans enjoy indoor cycling, both spinning on smart bikes and adapting traditional bikes with conversion stands. mDesign’s Metal Bike Rack with Storage Shelf is designed to organize your cycling equipment. This sturdy, steel organizer has slots for three bikes, four hooks for cycling accessories, and a basket for helmets and cycling shoes, so everything you need is in one convenient place.
Cleats, tap shoes, toe shoes, running shoes, snowshoes — one family can have a lot of athletic footwear! And that footwear can really clutter up a mudroom or entryway. mDesign’s 4 Tier Fabric Shoe Rack helps your whole family keep its commitment to fitness with four level storage and an open design that lets you see the shoes you need and grab them quickly. It’s also versatile enough to store yoga and Pilates mats, hand weights, and other fitness equipment.
Most high-performance athletic wear — the kind that keeps you warm or wicks away wetness — costs a pretty penny. It’s usually made of a stretchy fabric called elastane, better known as Lycra® or Spandex, that lasts a long time when properly cared for. Wash running bras and tights, singlets, and yoga pants in mild detergent on a gentle wash cycle. Skip the dryer because heat breaks down elastane fibers; instead, try mDesign’s Collapsible Bamboo Laundry Clothes Drying Rack. Lightweight but sturdy, this drying rack features an accordion design, so it folds flat for compact storage.
Everyone knows you can’t reach peak fitness without proper hydration. If water bottles tend to pile up on your counters, organize them with mDesign’s Plastic Water Bottle Holder Organizer Rack. Stack them to maximize storage space and minimize clutter.
While we can’t guarantee you’ll win a triathlon this year, organizing your home to support your fitness goals will definitely put you on the path to success.
Lisa Langford is a Senior Copywriter at mDesign
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Jan 31, 2022