The struggle is all too familiar. You’ve been faithfully going to the gym for a while, but for some reason everything feels off all of a sudden. And there’s no obvious reason why. You’ve got your gear on, but it feels tight and claustrophobic. You’ve got your routine set, but the thought of persisting through it makes you cringe with boredom. Even subliminally, you can’t help but drag your feet as you approach the treadmill again because working out has somehow degenerated into a predictable, mechanical chore.

You’re Not Alone:

Everyone experiences fatigue with fitness every now and then. As important as it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, sometimes it can be a challenge staying motivated to carry on with repetitive exercise routines. It doesn’t help either if you happen to workout at the same gym over and over and over again. Going through the motions in a single environment would make any reasonable person feel dull and uninspired. Yes, the struggle is real, but don’t ever lose sight of the fact that variety is the spice of life. This is especially true when it comes to keeping fit. If you happen to feel stuck in a rut with your physical fitness, here are a few simple ways to introduce an exciting change of pace to the way you keep fit:

1.      Get Some Sunshine:

Just because gyms are packed with sophisticated equipment doesn’t mean that’s the only place to exercise. Scout your neighborhood for footpaths, trails and parks that are suitable for some outdoor activity.

2.      Find Exercises that Need Multitasking:

Gym equipment tends to isolate specific muscles or areas of the body in order to tone them. Taking up a versatile sport like swimming, basketball or tennis is a great way to engage in activity that simultaneously strengthens multiple parts of the body through versatile ranges of motion.

3.      Reward Yourself:

Rather than forcing yourself to toil and sweat without any kind of incentive for your efforts, set specific milestones as part of your routine, and treat yourself to a reward when you reach them.

4.      Use the Buddy System:

Working out with a partner is a great way to keep exercise interesting. It creates conversation and can also inspire healthy competitiveness. It’s always that much harder to let go of a fitness routine once you become accountable for sharing that time with a friend.

The best thing a person can do in order to add variety to fitness routines is think outside the box. Instead of trapping yourself in a cycle of repetitive activities, surprise your body with a completely unusual hobby or activity. Even if you don’t excel at your new exercise, mixing things up is a healthy way to stay motivated about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative workshops and events listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Programs Academy for Business Coaching and Leadership Training can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.