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Exciting Ways to Keep Your Exercise Routine Fresh and Engaging

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By Emily Taylor

We all know how important exercise is, and being active contributes to a healthier lifestyle, protects us from illness, and gives our mental health a much-needed boost. Yet, despite this, so many of us find it difficult to stick to a regular exercise routine and enjoy moving our bodies.

Finding ways to keep your exercise routine engaging and even enjoyable (yes, really) is possible; all you have to do is keep in mind what makes you happy and put your own preferences first. Just because you’re struggling to keep up with your friends when they go jogging, doesn’t mean you should turn your back on exercise entirely. In this post, we’ll explore some engaging ways you can keep your exercise routine fresh and exciting!

Freshen-Up Your Equipment

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to shake up your fitness routine is to update your equipment. If you’re still battling with the same kettlebells and dumbbells, then it’s likely that you’re not making progress and you’ve exhausted most of the exercises available to you. Investing in new equipment such as home gym rigs, barbells and other diverse pieces means injecting some excitement into your fitness routine, as well as opening up a world of new exercise and movements to master.

Try a Class

Whether you work out at home, or you use the gym, adding a class into your weekly exercise routine will certainly challenge your abilities and keep things fresh! From yoga and Pilates to kickboxing and Core, TRX, or Pump classes, the changes in tempo and variations of exercises will show you new moves and push you to your limits. You’ll also make new friends and some potential workout buddies – which leads us to our next point.

Work Out With a Friend

Working out with a friend keeps you accountable, adds an element of competition and support that can change the entire dynamic of your workout routine. You could use your home gym equipment, join forces at the gym or give each other a push by challenging each other to try something new each week. Working out with a friend will also give you a confidence boost to step out of your comfort zone and chase personal bests and achievements you never thought possible.

Change Your Playlist

It’s a subtle change, but one with a huge amount of kick. Something as simple as updating your workout playlist and swapping the music for new trackers, old school hits, or even audiobooks and podcasts can give your workouts a completely different dynamic, injecting some much-needed excitement into your sessions. Give it a try!

Make the Most of Your Rest Days

Rest days are important for muscle growth and so the body can repair itself. Failing to make the most of these days can make the days you are working out much less enjoyable, especially if you’re sore and uncomfortable. Make sure you’re resting-up on your allocated days.

Final Thoughts…

Feeling inspired? These tips will help to keep your exercise routine exciting. Give them a try.

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