Happy March, All! Thanks for your continued readership and loyalty to this blog. I took the last two weeks as a sabbatical from Be Live Stay Well to do some self-healing. Last month marked the three-year anniversary of my father’s unexpected and untimely passing. I needed that time to process and continue to honor the grief that I still feel. But, as he would want, I am moving forward and am dedicating this blog post to some fun and fast workout ideas that I find challenging and a change from the mainstream.
Beating Workout Boredom
I cannot be the only personal trainer that wishes she had her own personal trainer! When I grow tired of writing programs for myself, I will often check out new fitness apps or videos and try them out for a change of pace.
Let’s face it. Routine is convenient and easy to follow BUT it can be boring…especially after a certain time period has lapsed. Sometimes it’s fun to let someone else lead us through a workout – even if it’s a quick 10 minutes to get the blood moving and the mind working.
Benefits of a Change Up
While not all changes in life are received positively, changing a fitness routine is not only smart, it is recommended by all quality and well-educated fitness pros for many reasons. Some of which include…
- Moving beyond a plateau
- Breathing new life into a tired routine
- Creating new physical and mental challenges to overcome
- Tackling new goals is motivating
- It’s a great way to kick off a new season
Some of My Favs
Below are links to some great resources to give you new ideas for your own workouts. I share many of these resources with students because there’s a lot of “quackery” in the exercise world and these offer legitimate ideas (and the trainers are not scantily clad – which is a major pet peeve for me). These routines are safe and challenging and offer a good variety. I like to use these workouts to brainstorm new ideas and exercises for my clients and for myself.
This is the type of spring cleaning that I look forward to doing! Happy (almost) Spring.
Be, live, and stay well, friends.