Remember how I thought I would have so much more free time as a student to easily fit in my workouts? Was I ever wrong. Now that I have a part time job on campus with the Wellness department, I am now on campus from 8-3 every day and still have to fit in homework, a workout, and all the other lovely facets of life after.

At popular reason people give for not working out regularly is lack of time and man do I ever get it! if you only have time to get groceries or workout, you’re going to get groceries. If you have to choose between a workout and your son’s football game, you’re going to the football field and not the gym. But no matter how we;re doing on time, it is essential for our health and mental well being that we MAKE IT HAPPEN. 


Goodlife fitness has launched a new  campaign called Make It Happen (just like the TV show I was on years ago).

It focuses on the effort each of us make everyday in getting out the door and making it to the gym to live healthier, happier lives. The campaign shares stories of Canadians who overcame their own struggles and found the motivation to achieve their health and fitness goals.

According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of GoodLife Fitness, the most common barriers to going to the gym among Canadians are financial considerations (30%), lack of time (27%), fatigue (20%) and other commitments, such as work, family and volunteering (20%). When the same Canadians were asked what would motivate them to start going to the gym regularly, one in four respondents (25%) cited setting a personal goal or life choice as their top motivator.

Survey results also showed that the best motivators to get Canadians to the gym include a reliable training partner or friend to go with (20%), a health scare or doctor’s recommendation (18%) and convenient location of the gym (18%).

You know when you’re sitting at work at it’s 4 p.m. and you planned on going to the gym but have no motivation and am thinking os skipping a workout to go straight home? If you visit the Make it Happen website you can get motivated by hearing real stories from real people which will inspire you to make it into the gym.

Visit the website and sign up for a free 3 day pass.


Inspired? Ready to roll? Canadians are also invited to share their own stories and words of encouragement on social media using #makeithappen.

Sorry about the blurry shot- my lens was sweaty!

Sorry about the blurry shot- my lens was sweaty!

Disclaimer: This post is part of my ambassadorship to Goodlife Fitness. As always, my thoughts and opinion are my own.


  • Bri September 21, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Cool initiative! I usually work out in the morning and get inspired by other health and wellness bloggers (like you!!) to get my butt out of bed to get my workout in.

    • Betty Livin September 21, 2015 at 7:06 am

      I still don’t know how you get up so early to fit it all in! You’re a motivator for sure!


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