Five Ways To Make Fitness Fun Again

October 20, 2022

 Taking care of yourself and improving your health and fitness is important in more ways than one. For example, it can: 

  • Reduce the chances of you dealing with complicated health conditions.

  • Change your relationship with your body and boost your confidence.

  • Provide you with an outlet for stress and negative emotions.

  • Enable you to make new friends.

However, whether your previous fitness routine was thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic or an injury, it can be hard to fall back in love with fitness. However, it's important to note that it's not impossible to get back in the game. 

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In fact, here are some top tips that you can use to do exactly that! 

Stop making excuses. It's easy to make excuses as to why you aren’t working out. For example, you may already feel overwhelmed by how packed your schedule is, or want to spend more time relaxing than sweating - but the truth is, the more excuses you make, the further you are pushing yourself from your goals. Make today the day you stop making excuses and start taking action instead. 

Try something new. Sometimes, we get bored with our fitness regime because it becomes too familiar and as result, too boring. Thankfully, this can be remedied by simply having the confidence to try something new. For example, if you’ve always wanted to try out skateboarding - now is the perfect time to try it out. However, you should ensure that you invest in a quality board, such as one of the 

cruiser skateboards from Globe, as this will enrich your experience and keep you safe.

Set realistic goals. Unfortunately, we will not see or feel the impact of our new workout routine overnight, due to the simple fact that good results take time. However, it's important that you do not let this dishearten you or encourage you to give up. Instead, take this as an opportunity to set yourself smaller, more realistic goals. For example, if you’re working towards a target weight, break this into smaller weight loss goals. This way, you can celebrate milestones at more regular intervals as opposed to waiting a while to enjoy the fruits of your labor (or rather, your sweat). 

Work out with a friend. Working out with a friend is a great way to make fitness fun again, for various reasons. Firstly, it means that you can partner up with someone who will hold you accountable. This means you’re much less likely to skip that early morning workout or spend time in front of the TV instead of hitting the gym. It also means that you’re exercising with your biggest supporter, and you can keep each other on track through positive affirmations. 

Work out at home. According to a recent study, one in five people are intimidated by the idea of going to the gym. This means they may decide that exercise simply isn’t for them, as the environment is not one they feel comfortable enough in. However, working out at home gives you the chance to up your fitness game without having to step outside your door.  

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