A steady, regular fitness routine can often become stale and boring – but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re stuck in a fitness rut and want to enjoy fun workouts, consider one of these six tips to liven things up.
Mix up your normal workout routine by trying something different. Explore YouTube’s huge online fitness community, or attend a new class at your local gym, such as Zumba, TRX, boxing or Barre. You’ll work a new set of muscles to help you get stronger, and you might find your new fitness obsession.
Working out is sometimes easier when you have a friend for company. Tag along the next time your friend hits the gym so your workout doubles as a social hour. A fun workout buddy can also help keep you accountable to a normal schedule.
Who says fitness is an after-hours activity? Join some coworkers and organize an office fitness challenge. Consider tracking daily workouts and hosting weekly group fitness classes at the office. As a group, you can also explore how to workout at your desks with discreet routines like isometric exercises.
If your workouts are boring, try adding in some new entertainment. Create an upbeat playlist, listen to a newly released album, check out a new podcast, or visit a cardio theater. Not only will you be entertained, but your workout will fly by.
Not all workouts happen within a gym’s four walls. Try something active that gets you outside – like hiking, mountain biking or swimming. Take it a step further and consider completing any of those routines while enjoying new scenery. Depending on where you live, a run on the beach or a bike ride through a park you’ve never visited might be just what you need.
Download a fitness tracking app, and challenge yourself or your friends to reach new fitness goals. Tracking your activity and progress can be extremely rewarding, and some friendly competition can create fun workouts.
Don’t settle for a boring fitness routine. Try incorporating one of these six tips into your exercise regimen to make your workouts more enjoyable.