Working out is not something that everyone loves to do. While some people live for a good workout, others need a little help when it comes to getting their body moving and staying motivated. Montreal has some amazing trainers who available to inspire you and help you feel good about your body.\nWe spoke with two of those trainers, Yaz Cisse from Yaz Body Shop and Lauren Kaplan, an ambassador for lululemon and the face behind Realspin.live on Instagram.\nLauren is a well-known spin instructor in Montreal. Her passion for exercise has given her clients a fun and effective way of working out.\nYaz is a Montreal local who began his journey as a hockey player. He then became a personal trainer and is now the founder of Yaz Body Shop. His hardcore techniques and motivational attitude produce real results with his clients.\nMTL Blog got a chance to speak to both of these trainers about getting and staying motivated, misconceptions about working out, and the best ways of staying active throughout the summer.\nAnswers have been condensed and edited for clarity.\nHow can you get exercise without feeling like it's strenuous work?\nLauren: It has to be something that you enjoy doing and are having some fun with. Your workout should allow you to challenge yourself without feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.\nIn my spin classes, I incorporate fun music, words of motivation and encouragement, silly stories, and dance moves on the bike. And just people forget that they're working out.\nView this post on Instagram 🎬 A post shared by YAZ (@yazbodyshop) on Dec 12, 2019 at 5:42pm PST\nYaz: The first step is just to get moving. Pick an activity that you enjoy and try to build on that. Get accustomed by incrementally increasing intensity.\nDuring the summer, what's the best way of staying active without a gym?\nView this post on Instagram I don’t always wake up positive and happy. Some days I’m exhausted, some I feel down and negative and some I am in shock that this is reality. We are all human right? Set a routine...adapt the routine to your new normal. What does your morning look like? When is your workout/ride? When is lunch? Go for a walk or two. Give yourself at least one thing to look forward to. Coffee break? Phone calls? I will be there to start or end the day with you Monday through Saturday....the rest is up to you! 😉 . . . . #spininstructor #newnormal #routine #reality #silverlining #readytoride #spineveryday #spinlife #fitlife #healthybalance #scheudleyourday #monday #mondaymotivation #plan #walking #spin #energy @spiritualgangster @showandtellfashion A post shared by Lauren Kaplan (@spinner.girl) on Apr 27, 2020 at 10:54am PDT\nLauren: If you're able to access a gym or equipment, go for a walk, run, bike outside, swim. Take advantage of the outdoors. Do stairs one day to switch it up, more hills, a bike ride with friends, or do laps in a pool.\nYaz: The best way is to find a routine that works for you and stick to it. Whether it be an outdoor sport, bodyweight exercises with bands, and dumbbells outside.\nWhat would you tell someone who's looking to start their fitness journey?\nLauren: If you're first starting to workout, first of all: be proud of yourself.\nDon't pressure yourself or rush yourself. Remember that you're just starting and may not be doing what others are doing. Listen to your body.\nIf you don't find some enjoyment in the workout, if it doesn't match your personality, try something new.\nYaz: It starts with developing self-discipline. Don't cheat yourself plain and simple. You can't out-train a bad diet.\nStart slowly with basic changes in nutrition. Don't give up and don't get discouraged. We're different after all and working out doesn't come naturally to everybody.\nWhat do you think the biggest misconceptions about working out are?\nView this post on Instagram I graduated with a Bachelor in Science from school with a major in recreation therapy. It was a smaller field then (I’m so old lol) and has grown to be used in a variety of settings with many populations. I worked with children with various disabilities in a rehab hospital. We cooked, played games, sewed and a multitude of other fun activities. While we worked towards the same goals as the other therapists, my use of recreation therapy allowed them to have fun while making those gains and achieving. I would like to think I have carried that same philosophy into teaching spin. You can have fun and reach goals. You can enjoy the music and dance and still achieve. You can let go and sing out loud and burn calories and get stronger. Don’t take everything so seriously.....working out and riding can be fun! . . . . #fun #funvibes #danceonabike #cardioparty #ridetothebeat #findtherhythm #workingout #exercise #singoutloud #sweat #spinparty #spinonline #ride #realspin #wednesday #workoutwednesday #recreationtherapy #goals #spininstructor #achieve #goodvibes #escape #energy #fuel @realspin.live A post shared by Lauren Kaplan (@spinner.girl) on May 13, 2020 at 7:36am PDT\nLauren: That a workout has to be serious and no fun.\nA workout isn't any less of a workout if you're having fun during it, if you're smiling during it and if you're singing and dancing during it.\nYaz: A lot of women think that lifting light weights will make me bulky. Most women aren't physiologically capable of building that much muscle and those who are, would need to train intensively with very heavy weights.\nWorking out is more about body transformation, but you need a good diet. We won't achieve the desired aesthetic effect without that.\nWhat advice can you give to people who don't feel like working out? How can people find motivation?\nLauren: Make a schedule and put the workout in your calendar like you would an appointment or a meeting. It'll keep you accountable.\nWhen you're not totally in the mood to workout, put on your workout clothes. Once they're on, you're going to want to change.\nView this post on Instagram @yopro_canada #yoprocanada #ad A post shared by YAZ (@yazbodyshop) on Apr 21, 2020 at 3:12pm PDT\nYaz: It has to come from within. Sometimes if we just try that one thing we think we hate, we can actually end up pleasantly surprised that we were able to achieve the "impossible."\nMotivation increases as you progress and see the gains. The hardest part is starting.\nI hope this helped motivate you, Montreal.