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Friday, 05 November 2010

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Bring a buddy

Having a good workout partner to accompany you on your trips to the gym is a luxury some of us do not enjoy, unfortunately. A workout partner can help in several ways. First, if you are feeling lazy, they can get you off the couch. Second, it gives you someone to compare yourself to. If you are a competitive person, a partner is a great way to bring out the best in you. Third, having someone along for the ride can rid boredom since you can talk with them in between sets, or while you are doing cardio.

It's best if you can find a workout partner who is positive, serious about working out, and if possible, more advanced than you. It helps if they are knowledgeable about fitness and can teach you some new pointers along the way.

Incorporate classes


Many gyms offer classes in addition to their equipment and other services. Joining a class is a great way to change your routine and also learn new ways to get fit. Most instructors will provide you with classes that are different each time, and having someone lead you can help with any motivational problems. There are classes for spinning, kickboxing, aerobics, and much more. Classes are also a great way to meet new people. Who knows, you may meet your workout partner in one. If you have never joined a class before, it will be a new experience, and the perfect cure for boredom.

Get some fresh air

Working out does not have to be isolated to the confines of an indoor gym. While it does have its benefits, constantly working out inside can get tedious. You may tire from having to constantly wait in line to use machines. Perhaps you don't like crowds, or you feel cramped and irritated when inside. These are just some examples of how going to the gym can turn from a hobby to a chore.

To escape the indoor rat race, exercise outdoors. If the weather is good, there's nothing better than getting some fresh air while you work out. There are many activities to enjoy outdoors, such as jogging, riding a bicycle, playing a sport, hiking, swimming, and more. These are all good getaways that you can experience when the gym starts to get dull. Not only will you work up a good sweat, but you will also be able to relax more and enjoy your outdoor surroundings.




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