Are you bored at the gym? Do you regularly ask yourself, “Netflix or spin class?” It’s probably a sign you are due for a new workout.
Your body is smart. It adapts both physically and mentally to your workouts. If you find yourself skipping workouts, not seeing results, or are just plain bored, it’s time to change up the routine because, friend, you need a new workout!
Why You Need A New Workout
You’re Not Seeing Results
Your body adapts quickly to workouts. That’s why it’s important to do more reps or lift heavier lifts as you become stronger. If you find you’re not getting stronger or leaner, it’s probably a sign your body needs a change. Instead of doing the same old workout routine you do every day, try one of our new functional training classes or try out these burpees variations from The Workout Box.
You’re Skipping Workouts
If you’re choosing Netflix over your spin class then, clearly, you need a new workout. Your brain is telling you staring at a television is better than moving your body because you’re mentally bored. Try doing something different. Hit the weight rack or try working out at a different time of the day.
You Have Sore Joints
Workouts are meant to challenge you, not hurt you. If you find your joints hurt after a workout then it’s probably time to change it up. While a certain level of soreness is good, any sharp or radiating pain in joints is not good. You should see your doctor if you’re experiencing any unusual pain.
Stacey Chillemi, over at The Complete Herbal Guide5 natural remedies for joint pain, describes suffered by athletes.
A New Fitness Goal Needs a New Workout
So, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and sign up for that marathon you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to run before you turn 40 next year. You should definitely still lift weights, but you’ll want to trade all those boot camp and yoga classes for some quality time pounding the pavement.
Mike Simone, over at HumanFitProjectan interesting 10×10 workout, has that’s likely to challenge those lifting weights.
It’s okay to admit that you’re bored at the gym. It happens to the best of us. We get into this routine and eventually everything becomes automatic. You use the same weights. You stand in the same spot. Everyone knows your name.
If you’re bored, you will begin to lose motivation and will probably start skipping your gym session. Just change it up. Try something new. Work with one of our personal trainers. Curb boredom before it starts.
It’s completely natural to feel bored or unchallenged during your routine workouts. If you start to feel this way or any other way listed above, just change it up. You’ll feel heaps better! A new workout is like a holiday … okay, maybe not, but it will be good for you anyway 🙂