As I’ve mentioned before, there are LOTS of great resources to take advantage of in order to fuel your fitness journey.
- Phone applications like Nike Training Club, BodyRock.tv, iWOD fitness, P90x, Workouts, and Sworkit are just a few that can give you great ideas and even take you through a workout whether it’s 5, 15, or 45 minutes long.
- Pinterest is another great outlet. Browse the health and fitness section or check out the reaganrambler fitness board for some ideas.
- Blogs have become a great way for not just everyday “joes” like me, but fitness trainers as well, to share workouts and tips. Blonde Ponytail & Body Rock (despite her gross skimpy outfits) are a few I enjoy. Once you get some experience under your belt, be creative and start making your own! Challenge yourself and build workouts that will push you. See how quickly you can complete a round of exercises and then compete against your own times. Do a circuit and see how many rounds you can get through it in a specified amount of time. Again, compete with yourself.
- Use the internet to your advantage. Once you get some experience under your belt, be creative and start making your own workouts! Challenge yourself and build workouts that will push you. See how quickly you can complete a round of exercises and then compete against your own times. Do a circuit and see how many rounds you can get through it in a specified amount of time. Educate yourself on HIIT (high intensity interval training) and complete a tambata workout using an online timer.
- Lastly, chances are you have a gym membership. If not, chances are you have the opportunity to have one. Get the most out of the money you’re paying and find a gym that offers classes. Not only will this spice up your routine, but you will be surrounded by people on the same journey as you are. They can serve as both motivation and competition. If you are new to working out, classes are also great because it’s a set time you can punch into your day and takes little effort in that all you have to do is show up and the instructor will lead you through the rest. Not into classes? Talk with the people who work at the gym and get advice from experienced professionals on how to get the most out of your time at the gym. In addition to their knowledge, they likely also offer personal training programs.
To see some of the routines and exercises that I’ve sweated through and found beneficial, check out my workouts page.