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It can be easy to set exercise goals each year but even the best-intended plans can start to unravel in a matter of weeks. You may find once you get started that you are constantly looking for ways to improve your workouts and ensure that your exercise routine is not repetitive or boring and that you will keep your motivation going.

With so many different forms and ways to exercise you will be able to make it fun, whether you planning to exercise for 10 minutes or hours. Once you’ve made it fun you will find it easier to keep committed to regularly working out and it being more enjoyable. 

Exercise With A Friend

Sometimes the hardest battle to overcome is finding the motivation to turn up and not to make an excuse to avoid doing exercise. By finding a gym buddy or workout buddy you not only have someone to hold you accountable and to motivate you on those days where your motivation may be lacking but you also have a person there to help make the time more enjoyable. 

Try Different Workouts

Exercising doesn’t just mean attending a gym and constantly using the same equipment time after time. To keep your enthusiasm try some different forms of exercise or join classes. As you step into these different exercise programs you will find that you automatically find certain forms of exercise more fun and enjoyable than others. By looking into classes or online programs such as yoga, dance, spinning, kickboxing, or Kung Fu you will be able to get fit, meet new friends and have fun all at the same time. 

Turn Up Volume

There is nothing fun about being surrounded by silence. Having music on and playing can not only get your exercising harder but can also make the time pass quicker and be more enjoyable. You will find that you can listen to premade playlists, although if you can spare the time if you can even make your own playlist with all of your favorite tracks. Having fast tempo music can encourage you to move your body at the same pace, so burning more calories, but can also distract you from the exercise itself or sore muscles whilst you are singing or bopping along. 

Get Outside

Being inside and working out isn’t for everyone. So don’t let that hold you back and make exercising unenjoyable. There are many ways that you will be able to exercise whilst outside depending on your fitness levels. You could find local beauty spots as you take a walk or jog, enjoy a cycle ride, go to the beach and do some surfing, visit a lake and try paddleboarding or visit the local outdoor pool. 

Revisit Your Childhood

Without realizing as a child you would have participated in many forms of exercising from playing with skipping ropes to hours on a trampoline. By starting back on these previous pastimes you will be able to get your heart racing whilst having fun and taking a trip down memory lane. 

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana Albritton

The Fitness Wellness Mentor

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