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January 2019

Making Changes That Stick

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It almost goes without saying that making positive lifestyle changes can be difficult. Now that we’re through the holiday season and 2019 is in full swing, New Year’s Resolutions may have already fallen by the wayside – understandable, given a fast-paced lifestyle. The key to making permanent, positive changes in your lifestyle is to place yourself in an environment that lets your willpower carry you to success. At Manor Riverwalk, you’ll find a community where the amenities, location, and atmosphere are highly conducive to personal growth and development – in all of its forms.

If your goal is to be more physically active, convenience is key. If your routine requires you to wake up three hours earlier than you’d like, and travel to a yoga studio across town before work, you’ll probably grow weary of this routine before long. If you live at Manor Riverwalk, focusing on your wellness doesn’t necessitate navigating traffic or lugging a gym bag around the city. In fact, residents don’t even need to leave home, thanks to the health-focused amenities within the building. The state-of-the-art fitness center is decked out in high-tech equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, stair-steppers, weights, and more. If you’re hooked on an addicting show, binge-watch it while you work up a sweat. Or take a more meditative approach and enjoy the views of the Hillsborough River from your mat. Removing time-consuming barriers, like a commute to the gym, makes it more likely that even those with a packed schedule can make time for health.

Another key to achieving your goals is accountability. Telling a few people in your life about your goals is a great place to start, but joining a community of like-minded individuals will give you a support system that sticks. The Downtown Tampa apartments at Manor Riverwalk go above and beyond in this arena by hosting group classes. If you’ve never tried a group class before, you’ll discover that joining one is an excellent way to build a community. In this case, the folks cheering your successes won’t only be new friends; they’ll be your neighbors. A group class can also bring a little variety to your weekly workouts, which is a crucial ingredient for success.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, there’s no reason why achieving your lifestyle goals can’t be fun. If you’re not enjoying yourself, the chances that you’ll continue your journey are low. For some, making your workout fresh and interesting may mean enjoying the outdoors. After all, Tampa is famously temperate, so you can hit the pavement all year-round. Make a playlist of some favorite songs and head to the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, a lush greenway just across the river from your Tampa Riverwalk apartments. Or head north along the river to the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park for a jog beneath swaying palms and plenty of entertaining people-watching. Living near two of Tampa’s most beautiful parks means you can always switch it up. Adding variety is one of the most effective ways to stave off any staleness that would otherwise slow you down, so don’t be afraid to change your routine – life is a marathon, not a sprint!