Working out can be a difficult task to get up and do, especially if you think it is boring. But, working out can be fun, there are many ways that you can turn a boring workout into a fun one. Here is a to 5 ways to make a workout fun:
1. Try a Different Kind of Workout
If you lift all the time (bench, squat, deadlift, etc.) and it has started to become boring for you, then maybe try a different kind of workout. There are many styles of working out that can be very challenging, like hot yoga, spin class, HIIT workouts, CrossFit, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, playing a sport, etc. This goes the same if you do any workout too much, it can become mundane and boring, so try to change up what kind of workout you do. You will find that most of the time changing up your kind of workout will kick your butt because you aren’t used to that style of working out.
2. Try a New Workout
I know not everyone can afford to do spin classes, CrossFit, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, etc. to do a different kind of workout, so you can do a new style or new workouts in your current workout. Most people fall into a pattern and lift the same weights and do the same workouts almost every time they workout. Well, falling into a patter like that can lead to a boring workout and no improvement of strength or cardio. So, try to change up your workout routine, add some new workouts into your routine and mix up the weights and reps. If you want an idea of a couple of quick workouts you can check out our 30-Minute Full-Body Dumbbell Workout, Killer Core Workout or 30-Minute Full Body Workout.
3. Listen to Upbeat Music
Yes, this is something that most of us do anyways when we are at they gym, but some people don’t. Even if you do listen to music at the gym, try changing it up to a different genre that is upbeat. The change in the beat may help to give you the extra boost for your workout. Another thing you can do is to create a playlist of the music that makes you the happiest or the must that most makes you wanting to dance, these songs will trigger you to be happy even while you workout.
4. Workout With a Friend
If you and your friend both have a goal to get in shape, then do it together! Working out with friends can always be fun, and you both can push each other to get better. Pick workouts that challenge both of you and go get after it.
5. Get a Personal Trainer
This last one can get pricy to warn you. But, if you can afford a personal trainer, then I would say to get one. Personal trainers will help push you, change your workouts, and keep you motivated to do more. A trainer’s job is to push you to help you become the best you, and if you keep an open mind about the workouts and go all-in for them, then you will get the most out of it. Going all-in for workouts means to give as much as you can for the entire workout knowing that you will be tired after it, but that’s okay because it will get you better and keep you going.
Working out can get boring at times, but if you do some of these things you can make your workouts more exciting. Remember to always lift safely and with proper form and that if you are uncomfortable or unsure of how to do a workout to always ask someone how to do it the right way to minimize the risk of getting hurt. Now go out there and be the best you!