Wednesday, June 24, 2015

5 Ways To Spice Up Your Workout

It is easy to get in a rut, especially when it comes to working out. Now that summer is in full swing, we don't have any excuses for laying around. Here are some tips that will help you spice things up in the fitness department:

1. Take It Outside. With the nice weather, there is no excuse to avoid the outdoors. Summer is the perfect time to go for a run in that park by your house or go for a hike. Not only is working out in nature fun but it's also free (depending on the activity). Explore and enjoy the sunshine. 

2. Groupon. One of my favorite ways to try new workouts or fitness classes is Groupon. I regularly check out yoga or pilates studios in my area through Groupon. It is an inexpensive way to test out [generally] pricier classes or gyms. I have even found some gym membership deals that come with a massage [score!]. 

3. YouTube. Another free option is right at our fingertips: YouTube. I am a huge fan of Yoga With Adriene. Her videos have classes for all levels of yogis and you can do them from the comfort of your own home! 

4. Test Out New Gyms. Most gyms offer a few days or a week FREE! It can be fun to test out different gyms in your area. Maybe one gym has a pool or an awesome kickboxing class? Check their website to see if they offer a free trial pass. 

5. Pinterest. Looking to focus on a particular area? Pinterest is filled with tons of great workouts. I am constantly finding new sets of exercises specific to different areas of the body [core, glutes, arms, legs]. They also have tons of HIIT [high intensity interval training] and plyometric workouts [think jump squats and burpees]. I recommend finding a few workouts you like and writing them down on cards. Each day randomly select a card and use that workout for the day. 

Please leave any tips you have in the comments!

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