3 Ways to Transform Your Workout
By Genevieve Cunningham
Exercise is a part of a healthy lifestyle. It makes us feel good, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and encourages other healthy habits in our lives. But let’s face it: There are definitely times in life when working out is a serious struggle. The workout gets boring, and we lose motivation. So what can we do? It might be a good idea to transform your workout! If you need to change it up and move your workout in a new direction, take a look at these helpful tips.
Change the Setting
If you always work out in the same location -- maybe at the same park or at the same gym -- consider changing up your setting a bit. Many are shocked to find that this changes the entire workout. It makes it different and more challenging. And perhaps best of all, it makes things a bit more interesting. If you’re a creature of habit with your workouts, find a new place to exercise to keep the motivation alive.
Change the Intensity
If you work out regularly, you’ve probably become a little lazy in your routine. Or if not lazy, then complacent. If this sounds like you, try to pick up the intensity level. Go harder, faster, and with more energy. Use weights if you usually don’t. Sprint if you usually jog. Do something extra in each workout. While this is a temporary fix, it might help you pick up the pace on a more regular basis for a more intense and effective routine.
Change the Company
Do you work out alone? Try getting together with a group of friends or fitness buddies. Sometimes we work harder when there are people around us. Our subconscious asks us to push harder and not be left behind. Or if you normally work out in a group, consider going solo. Sometimes groups can be distracting. They keep us from doing real work. Whatever your current workout company, consider changing it.
It’s possible to completely transform your workout without too much effort. Even some very small changes can sometimes make a big impact. Use these tips to change it up in the gym and improve your results. Change the setting, intensity, company -- or all three! -- and keep your workout motivation strong and evolving.
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