I have come across many clients who have simply hired me because they were “bored” in the gym with their current routines! I myself have experienced moments in my fitness journey where my workout routine became redundant and unexciting. This is never a good feeling for something that is so good for you!
There are many ways to ensure that your workout routine does not become the hour of boredom for you! Here are some ways that I suggest spicing up your workout:
1. Make a plan:
Believe it or not, I was guilty of going to the gym without a workout plan of my own up until recently. Crazy, right!? I have realized that without an exact plan going into the gym, people tend to walk around aimlessly, waste more time, and maybe do exercises that they really don’t need to, or even forget certain exercises that are important. Go into the gym with a purpose and exact routine, and you’ll cut down the time wasted and boost productivity. I have started keeping a workout journal in a small notebook, and I am finding that I can better track my workouts, mix up my routines, and see where I am progressing or not. All of these things I could not do without writing down exactly what I need to do beforehand.
2. Mix up your workouts:
Do not go into the gym day after day and do 3 sets of 10-12 reps, EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR EVERY SINGLE WORKOUT. One, you’ll get bored quickly, and two, you’ll definitely plateau. Mix it up by doing a drop-set day, super set day, pyramid day, 10 set of 10 day, HIIT day, etc. Your body and muscles need to constantly be guessing, and if you’re doing the same routine over and over, there will come a time that nothing is going to change. By constantly changing your workout style, your muscles will keep growing, and your mind will never become bored.
3. Go with a workout buddy:
If you feel like you are lacking motivation, bring a workout partner to the gym with you! This could be a friend, spouse, relative, etc. Explain that you’re wanting someone to help motivate you and encourage them to join in on the fun. Some of my best workouts have happened with my husband and best friends by my side.
4. Go to a gym that excites you:
If you love the place that you workout at, whether it’s your home gym, apartment gym, or actual gym, you’re going to feel more inclined to actually workout. Nobody wants to work hard in a place they hate. Find a gym or create a home gym that you love.
5. Do a variety of types of activity:
Mix up the type of cardio you’re doing. Maybe include a hike, bike ride, barre class, swim, or spin class into your weekly routine. If you’re sick of going to the gym day after day for cardio on the treadmill, there are many other ways to get it done. I personally love Party on a Bike classes, and when I get bored of cardio, this is what I turn to for fun. You can put these classes into your schedule a couple times a week to ensure you’re getting a variety of cardio in.
These are just a couple suggestions I have for never getting bored of your fitness routine. It is perfectly normal to be super motivated one day, and lack excitement for the gym the next. The most important thing is to never lose sight of your goals and to remember that a healthy lifestyle is ultimately the best thing for you. I hope these suggestions inspire you to make fitness fun if you’re currently bored of your fitness routine.