How To Stay Motivated To Exercise - With Calgary AvansinoOur bodies are clever little creatures - when they start to recognize an exercise routine they go on autopilot and stop working nearly as hard as we’d like them to. The better solution is to bombard your mind and muscles with new movements, new classes and new sports on a regular basis and as a result you will create stronger, smarter muscles and burn far more calories while you’re at it. Let’s call it exercise diversity – the key to a lean, healthy physique and a foolproof technique to avoid gym boredom.
Your goal should be to expose your body to as many unpredictable movements, intervals and changes in speed and direction as possible. Those unexpected demands for energy force your body to literally throw fat on the furnace to deal with the hard work you are presenting it with. Challenging yourself physically with new activities is especially important as we age - it boosts your metabolism, which is harder to do with each passing year and keeps your mind stimulated.
Start by looking at your week as a whole and if previously you would routinely book in a favorite spin class twice a week focus on mixing it up – try a new barre class, do the advanced version of a class you’ve already tried or ask your trainer to completely surprise you with a new routine.
Although it may seem somewhat OCD-esque, it is helpful to color code the exercise-time you input into your calendar, so for example cardio is green, strength classes are blue and stretching based exercise is red. Then you can visually see every week if you are diversifying your exercise enough. Aim to have a rainbow each week! And being promiscuous – a good thing in this case - with exercise has never been easier.
Nearly every city is overflowing with studios offering everything from yoga, barre and pilates to bootcamp, spinning and TRX and if you need even greater convenience downloading classes and tutorials from the web and practicing couldn’t be more simple. You no longer need to lock yourself into a gym membership and or chat with a trainer for an hour if you don’t want - be imaginative with your exercise choices, challenge yourself to try new activities and watch your body thank you…one toned muscle at a time.
HIIT training is also one of the best exercises regimes to try. It is all about fast paced diverse exercises to get the most out of your workout. yourself to some new gym gear.