Do you have a regular fitness routine? Well done. Do you look forward to going to the gym or do you find it more of a chore? If the answer is the latter, then you might be stuck in a workout rut. Don’t worry, this is something that happens to all of us every now and again, and that’s why we’re here to help you out of it and start enjoying your gym sessions as you did before.
Find a workout partner
Sometimes all you need to get you out of that rut is a fitness buddy. Research has even shown that working out with someone else encourages us to work harder and faster. Even better, working out with someone who you think is fitter than you will increase how long and how hard you work by up to 200%!
Start an outdoor fitness boot camp
With summer just around the corner, why not sign up for a fitness boot camp? Boot camps incorporate team exercises to encourage motivation. Let’s face it, what’s more encouraging than hearing your teammates cheer you on? A boot camp tends to incorporate HIIT (high-intensity interval training) exercises that burn fat more effectively than your typical cardio. Plus, at just 45-60 minutes, they tend to be easier to fit into your schedule than sessions at the gym.
Track your fitness activity
You might dread stepping on the scales but tracking your progress is one of the biggest motivators there is. If you don’t want to watch the figures on the scale, taking photos is another great way to track your change in physique. Doing this alongside jotting down your measurements will give you the motivation you need on those days you feel like exercise is the last thing on your mind.
Enlist the help of a personal trainer
A qualified personal trainer can help you gain the boost you need to stick to your routine and reach your fitness goals. Your trainer will not only help you perfect your form but find the confidence you need to continue your fitness goals in your own time. What’s more, if you’re someone who’s prone to skipping gym days, setting a date with a personal trainer will give you something to stick to.
Take a look at your nutrition
If the reason you’re struggling to workout is because of a complete lack of energy, then it might be your nutrition that needs a kick. Believe it or not but getting six-pack abs doesn’t happen in the gym, it happens in the kitchen. Our diet has a huge impact on our fitness, and it’s important to remember that you can’t always treat yourself to a slice of cake every time you’ve worked out. Doing this will only hinder your progress, and when you do not see results, it’s a lot more difficult to get back in the saddle.