The Psychology of Staying Fit

5th July 2023 13:00 BST


When the starting pistol fires and the RigRun competition gets under way, the excitement of participating is often enough to motivate you for the first week or so.  

But what about halfway through?  

How do you keep working toward that finish line when you just don’t feel like it?  

Sports Psychologist Don Vasey hosts this insightful webinar, examining how we can change our relationship with working out to develop regular and sustainable exercise routines. He’ll cover:  

  • The most common reasons we have for starting (and stopping) exercising  
  • Strategies for enhancing our adherence to a regular workout regimen 
  • Various psychological approaches we can use to motivate ourselves, including cognitive behaviour, decision-making, social support, and intrinsic approaches 

Over the course of this fascinating session, you’ll learn how to work with your mind so that you can push yourself past boredom, apathy, depression or limiting beliefs and stay motivated.   


About the Speaker: 

With experience as a player, coach and athlete across team and individual sports, as well as working in business, Don Vasey found his calling as a Sports and Exercise Psychologist. Holding an MSc in Psychological Studies from the University of Aberdeen and currently on the Doctoral program at Glasgow Caledonian University, Don has worked with a number of athletes and several clubs in various sports. He founded Percent Psychology in 2022 and aims to support clients in their sports performance and wellbeing by adopting a therapeutic approach.   


Accessing this Webinar:
Join the webinar on 5 July at 13:00 BST here. And if dodgy WiFi gets in the way of you enjoying one of the webinars live, don’t panic. You can watch a full recording of the session later in our archive.   

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