Are you getting tired of your normal workout? Your body is probably adjusted to your routine and you may be mentally checked out and need some refreshing ideas!
Spring cleaning can be more than just for cleaning out your closet – use it to revamp your workout routine. Here are some ideas you can use this to do just that.
- Get Outside
Spring and summer are seasons dominated by unique fitness events, many of which happen in the great outdoors. For example, now’s the perfect time if you’ve been wanting to participate in a color run. And if you’d like to substitute a day at the gym with a workout outside, try some of these top calorie-burning activities.
- Add Strength Training
If you’re new to weight training, start simply with squats, planks, and dumbbell rows before graduating to heavier weights and more complex routines. If you’re more of a lifter, start with 15 minutes on the elliptical and gradually increase your duration until you’re really pushing it every time. By trading time in one discipline for time in the other, you’ll not only shake things up, but you’ll also complete a more rounded routine.
- Change your Duration
It can also be effective to play around with how often and for how long you’re working out. One week, go for two to three long workouts. The next, opt for short, intense sessions. The next, do something in-between. Experimenting in this way will keep your workouts from getting too predictable and will constantly challenge your body.
- Try a Different Time
Always exercise in the afternoon? Get up with the early birds a few times this week and be amazed at all that you can get done before your first cup of coffee. Or, for morning workout aficionados, see for yourself how effective a post-work session at the gym can be for releasing stress that’s built up over the day. Getting creative with your schedule will keep your workout out of the humdrum zone.
- Take a New Classes
Likewise, most clubs offer classes throughout the year, with new schedules released for each season. If you’ve always wanted to try that yoga or Zumba class, now might be the time. Fitness instructors are good at what they do, and you’ll find working out with a group is motivating!
- Commit with a Friend
If you’ve always been a lone wolf, spring is the perfect time to become a more social animal. A workout buddy is a quick way to inject enthusiasm and accountability into your daily routine, while a group training class will keep that heart pumping via new and interesting means. Just try not to get a little sweat on when you’re surrounded by so many peppy and engaged classmates.
- Get a Personal Trainer
When you’ve hit a rut, a fitness expert is really the best way to roll-out a workout makeover. Not only will they have a much better idea of what’s possible, but they’ll also help you build variety into your workout so you shouldn’t need to give it an overhaul for quite some time. Plus, it’s harder to make last minute cancellations when you know you’ve got someone waiting for you.
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