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Want to Stay On Top Your Fitness Goals Through the Holidays? 10 Ideas That Could Help!

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As the holiday season approaches, maintaining your fitness and wellness routine can be a challenge. After all, between the delicious food and hectic schedule, it can be tough to stay on top of it all. At Woodside, Kansas City’s premier luxury health club, we understand the importance of staying on track with your fitness goals, even during the busiest times of the year. Our KC wellness center is designed to provide an environment that nurtures your physical and mental well-being. 

Below are 10 practical ideas to help you stay focused on your fitness goals through the holidays. Continue reading to learn more!



Joining group fitness classes at our KC wellness center is a fun and effective way to stay motivated. With a variety of classes offered, you can mix up your routine and meet fellow fitness enthusiasts. Whether it’s yoga, cycling or high-intensity interval training, group classes provide the encouragement and community support you need during the holiday season. 

In addition to this, our classes are offered in varying times all throughout the day, meaning that no matter what your schedule is, we have class that will work for you. 



Personal training is more than just guidance through workouts; it’s a tailored approach to your fitness journey. At Woodside, our personal trainers are dedicated to helping you stay on track with your fitness goals. They will create a customized plan that fits your schedule and keeps you accountable, ensuring that you don’t lose sight of your goals during the holiday festivities.



Balance is key, especially when it comes to nutrition. The Kitchen at Woodside offers a culinary experience that complements your wellness journey. Our seasonal menus are crafted with the best ingredients, focusing on health and wellness. Enjoy our delicious meals, craft cocktails, local brews and fresh, made-in-house spirit-free cocktails that align with your wellness plan.



Woodside’s elite fitness floors are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Whether you prefer cardio, strength training or functional workouts, our facilities  have everything you need to keep up with your fitness regime. Working out in a luxury environment elevates the experience, making it easier to stick to your routine during the holiday season.

A man lifting dumbbell weights at the KC wellness center


As the seasons change, it can be harder to head outside. However, fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for bolstering your spirits and lifting your mood, especially during the colder months. Whether it’s a brisk walk, a run or an outdoor yoga session, connecting with nature can be a refreshing addition to your fitness routine.



Having an accountability partner can significantly enhance your fitness journey. This partnership creates a sense of commitment and motivation, as you’re less likely to skip a session when someone is counting on you. Additionally, a workout partner can provide moral support, share tips and celebrate milestones with you, making the fitness journey more enjoyable and effective.



Setting realistic goals is crucial for maintaining your fitness journey during the holidays. Here are some tips for goal-setting:

Start Small: 

There is an old adage that says, ‘you eat an elephant one bite at a time’. Begin with small, achievable goals that can be accomplished in a short period. This builds momentum and confidence. 

Be Specific: 

Instead of vague goals like “get fit,” set specific targets, such as “attend three fitness classes per week.” This will help your goals to be more measurable as well as attainable.

Consider Your Schedule: 

Be mindful of your holiday commitments and set goals that fit into your schedule without causing too much additional stress. Having a plan will also help you to stay on track and anticipate any roadblocks. 

Celebrate Successes: 

Don’t forget to celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may seem. Treat yourself to a new workout outfit or book yourself a restorative massage at The Spa. Every milestone represents hard work and you deserve to reward yourself for it. 



In order to know how far you’ve come, it’s imperative that you document your fitness journey. A good way to do this is to keep a wellness journal or use a fitness app to track your progress. Monitoring your achievements can be incredibly motivating. Whether you want to log weight loss, keep track of active minutes or monitor the amount of reps you do at each circuit, keeping a log will go a long way. 



It is no secret that it’s difficult to pour from an empty cup. If your body is fatigued and exhausted, it will make reaching your fitness goals all the more difficult. Remember to drink plenty of water and get adequate rest, especially during the hectic holiday season. Hydration and sleep are crucial components of fitness and in turn, staying on top of your goals.



Finally, immerse yourself in the community at Woodside. Engage with other members, share your journey and find inspiration in the stories of others. With plenty of places to socialize and catch up, including our beautiful Lounge that features a stunning fireplace, you are sure to have ample opportunities to connect. 



At Woodside, our goal is to support you through every step of your wellness journey. This holiday season, take advantage of the unique offerings at our KC wellness center to stay on top of your fitness goals. Remember, fitness is a journey, and we’re here to make that journey enjoyable and fulfilling.

Contact us today and discover why Woodside is more than just a gym – it’s a daily retreat for your body and mind. A membership to Woodside is the best gift you can give yourself this holiday season!

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