15/03/2012 08:04 GMT | Updated 10/07/2012 08:35 BST

Inspiring Fitness Tips For Getting In Shape This Spring

The days are getting longer and warmer, meaning it's time to pull yourself out from the comfort of your winter layers and revive your sluggish energy levels and winter wobble with some exercise.

If you want to feel body confident this summer, now is the best time to start your fitness regime.

But drumming up the motivation and feeling inspired to step into your exercise gear and get active can be harder than you think, explains fitness trainer and coach, Tim Weeks.

"Motivation is a lot more complex than people realise. It is what causes us to act. It is defined as 'the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal oriented behaviours'. It is therefore not the simple fact of flicking on a motivation switch.

"It involves so many layers; the biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behaviour. Confused? Well this is why it is so hard to get motivated as you actually have to attack motivation from lots of angles to then find the recipe to 'get going'".

However, with a little help from these motivational workout tips, you'll feel more inspired (and enthusiastic!) in preparing your exercise regime and most importantly, enjoying yourself while you're at it.

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