Fitting exercise into your already-busy daily routine can seem like a chore, and often something comes up or gets in the way of you making it to the gym. But what if it didn’t have to be a chore?
We’re going to give you some tips on how to make your workouts fun and interesting – so you’ll want to make time for them!
Take it outside
That’s right! Take your workouts outdoors. You’ll find it’s a great way to keep you distracted (mostly) from the hard work you’re doing. Instead of running on a treadmill, try running on a trail through the mountains or along a lake or ocean. Instead of lifting weights at the gym, why not go to a park to do a bodyweight workout? There are some great examples of these here, and here!
Bring a friend
Get your friend, or friends, involved. You’ll work harder because of the moral support (and maybe a little healthy competition)! Having a friend come with you also holds you accountable.. Find something you both love to do whether it be a walk through the park, yoga, or barre.
Try something new
If you feel like your workouts are getting stale and boring, you might be experiencing some burnout. A fun way to change things up is to look at fitness studios nearby and take a free or discounted class there. Try something exciting like aerial silks, sailing, or roller derby! Who knows, you might be surprised by what you find, and want to continue after trying it.
After going through these ideas, and you feel like you’re still too busy to work out, try one of our other suggestions found here!
What’s your favorite way to get a workout in (outside of the gym)? How do you keep your workouts fun? Let us know in the comment field below!
This post is contributed by Samantha Thayer, Online Outreach and Education Specialist from What’s Up, USANA?. For more information on health, feel free to visit their blog or find them on Twitter @USANAInc.