Hitting the gym can be downright tedious. Mix it up. With these tips and some imagination, you'll soon find that you are looking forward to your workout.
Making Exercise Fun
|Author: Chris Keith CPT||Posted: 04/29/08|
Trying to get and stay motivated to exercise on a regular basis can be a challenge. No matter how you look at it, exercise can be downright boring and even tedious at times. If you've been wondering what you can do to stay motivated, you'll find some ideas below that may help to make exercise easier and more fun.
1. Exercise with a Friend
You can challenge each other, help each other out, keep each other motivated and on track, make each other laugh or just make a game out of your exercise programs.
2. Try Something Different
If you go to the gym each and every day and use the same piece of equipment or use the same piece of equipment at home, you should try mixing things up. Reverse your routine or just change the order of your exercises.
3. Play in the Park
Go to a city park that has playground equipment and use the slide, climb on the monkey bars, do pull-ups, hang from your knees, just let your imagination guide you. You don't always need to follow a strict routine, just get out there and have fun working your muscles.
4. Use an Outdoor Circuit
An outdoor circuit in the park is also something you can try. There are some parks that have circuit courses set up with a planned course where all you have to do is walk or jog to each station and then follow the instructions. If there isn't a planned course, then you should do a combination of jogging and walking, picking a distance of a couple hundred feet. Jog 100 feet then drop and do a couple of pushups, walk the next 100 feet and then drop to do sit ups.
5. Bike and Hike
You can also ride a bike around your neighborhood or hike on a hiking trail. A walk in the park or around your neighborhood is also a great way to get some exercise. Doing yoga in the park or on a beach is also a nice and relaxing way to exercise both your body and your mind.
6. Play a Competitive Sport
Playing a competitive sport is also something you can try. A lot of cities have team activities such as softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and so on. These types of activities will not only provide you with good exercise but they will also help you to meet new people.
As you can tell, there are plenty of ways you can make exercise more fun and interesting. Don't follow the same routine day after day, change it up. The important thing is that you should always try to incorporate some sort of exercise into your everyday life and make these habits the kind of habits that will last a lifetime.
Chris Keith is a fitness expert with over 14 years experience in changing physiques and improving the health of his clients. He has worked with people at all levels of fitness and has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others by providing a practical and effective no-nonsense approach to health and fitness. If you want to improve your quality of life and results are what you are looking for, Chris is the personal trainer in San Diego to contact.
Contact Chris at: 619.840.9099 or www.bootcamp619.com