6 Ways To Learn How to Mix Up Your Workout To Prevent Boredom

If you dread the idea of going to the gym, you certainly aren’t alone. Or maybe you get burned out easily by repeating the same workout over and over again. Learn how to mix up your workout to prevent the boredom. 

From feeling tired to simply not wanting to go, there are plenty of excuses to skip your workout and bum around instead – but being bored should never be one of them.

It’s easy to get bored with your routine and find yourself not-so-excited for the workout ahead of you.

That’s literally the reason that I joined Orangetheory this year and renewed my BarreCode membership. I wanted someone else to be creative for me. I know I feel better when I move my body, but it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut.

If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your current workout routine, consider shaking things up a bit and trying something new!

There are lots of different ways you can break a sweat and burn some calories, so stop doing the same thing again and again and look into some other options.

Not sure where to start?

Here are six creative ways on how to mix up your workout to stay on track. 

girl running with sunrise behind her

Get Outside

If your usual workout consists of hopping on the treadmill and powering through a few miles, consider heading outside for your next run if weather permits (and, if you’re really wanting to get outside, get some cold weather gear so that there aren’t any excuses).

It’s amazing how much of a difference a change of scenery can make. Here are my favorite early morning routines

Find a local trail to explore or a safe neighborhood to jog through, lace up your sneakers, put on your favorite high-energy playlist and go!

Find a local trail to explore or a safe neighborhood to jog through, lace up your sneakers, put on your favorite high-energy playlist and go!

Try a New App

Check out the app store on your smartphone, and you’ll find more fitness apps than you could ever hope to try for yourself.

From seven-minute HIIT workouts and intense bodyweight exercise routines to yoga flows and stretching tutorials, there’s something for everyone on there.

BarreCode even has its own app, so when I can’t make it into the studio, I have no excuses.

Spend some time browsing and find an app that catches your interest – ideally, something that doesn’t mirror your usual workout. After all, if you don’t like it, you can just delete the app!

Find Workout Channels on YouTube

You can find virtually any kind of workout class you’re looking for on Youtube with a quick search!

From specialized channels like HIIT workouts and Blogilates to ones that offer a wide variety of workout to choose from, like FitnessBlender, you can easily find the variety you need to keep things from getting stale.

If you don’t have a smart TV that will let you stream YouTube. Hook your laptop up with an HDMI cord for a full-screen experience.

I use YouTube every time I use my TRX or reformer to make sure that I don’t skimp on my workout and that my form is correct.

two girls working out on beach Get a Workout Buddy

Working out with a partner is an easy way to make exercise a lot more fun!

Hit the gym, take a class, or go for a bike ride together. You’ll find that having someone to talk to – or suffer alongside – can do wonders for your morale.

If you are new to your area like me, finding a buddy online through Facebook or even MyFitnessPal can be awesome. As you can cheer each other on virtually.

If you have a local friend, take turns choosing a different workout to try every week. This is a wonderful way to keep things interesting.

Try a New Gym or Studio

Speaking of classes, trying a new class at your gym or a nearby studio can be a great way to experience a new workout.

If you’re in a smaller town, you’ll likely find more traditional options, like boot camp-style classes and yoga.

Live in a city, however, and you can find anything from classes that take place on surfboards to Spenga, a class that combines spin, strength training, and yoga for a full-body workout.

Many establishments offer free trials or drop-in rates. Call ahead before you show up so you know what to expect!

Make a Splash

Most people don’t consider swimming a workout. But it’s actually a great low-impact way to exercise. Many places offer year-round options with heated and covered pools (YAY!).

If you like to swim, see if you can swim laps in your community pool. Or find a local YMCA or gym with pool access included in your membership.

Many gyms with pools offer a variety of water-based fitness classes, giving you even more options to enjoy!

These are only a handful of ways you can break your routine and make working out exciting again.

girl running with sunrise behind her

What do you do when you feel like you’re stuck in a workout rut?

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