February is over, but it doesn’t mean that all your fitness motivation from the start of year has to sizzle away.
Working out can be boring to some, and knowing it’s gym day makes you cringe.
At the same time you want to stay fit and not let all the hard work you’ve done go to waste.
It’s time to keep motivated and we’ve come up with some workout options to spice up your fitness!
5 Ways to re-motivate yourself at the gym
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
If a tough but short workout is what you’re after, than HIIT is your new best friend.
HIIT is any workout that alternates between very intense workout moments to less intense moments and may even come to a complete stop.
According to Shape magazine, an effective HIIT workout can be completed in as little as 15 minutes and would be equal to a one-hour spent jog on the treadmill.
A sample is to start sprinting for one minute, walk for two and repeat it five times.
It also keeps you burning calories even after you’ve completed the workout; therefore, try it out in the morning and feel naturally energized all day.
You’re lack of motivation at the gym may be from a lack of instruction.
If you’re finding it difficult to push yourself through your workout, try out fitness classes with one of the most popular being Zumba.
Because it’s based on dance routines to awesome latin beats, not only do you forget you’re working out but you end up having a blast! All while breaking a sweat.
Take a break from the gym and go for a run outside. Being outdoors on a sunny day will make you feel energized.
It’ll also give you a change of scenery from the same old gym you always go to.
If you’re lucky enough to live by the water, go for a run on the beach or hit up the nearest park.
Tone It Up
Sometimes the very idea of knowing what the right thing to do at the gym is daunting and can even turn you off from going all together.
The Tone It Up program created by fitness experts Katrina and Karena offers a lot of workouts with options of targeting the whole body or just specific spots.
They even have an app that makes it easy to access when you’re in the gym and out of ideas.
The girls keep it fun and do-able, which will make you look forward to trying a new workout when you need it.
But what happens when your motivation is gone but you want to stay active?
It might be time to find some extra help and start working out with a personal trainer.
Yes, they can be a bit pricey but if a weight goal is a crucial part of your life then it may be worth it.
You can even do a few sessions and hope that it’ll inspire you to get back on track.