What’s the hardest part about exercise? Actually sticking to it. Sticking to a committed and consistent workout plan seems to be the most difficult obstacle that most people face. When you think of the gym, you probably think of weight machines, treadmills, and ellipticals. For some this works, but for others like myself, this does not work. It’s a very small additive to my regular workout routine, but not the main part. There are so many different types of workouts available to us, and many of these different types of gyms offer free trial promotions, so you can give it a try before you dedicate your time and money to it. Once you find one you enjoy, you’ll have an easier time incorporating it consistently in your routine. Here are some different types of workouts you can try:
For a workout that’s more calming and relaxing, but also extremely beneficial to your body, take a look into yoga. Yoga helps to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance and offers different types of classes to challenge you at any level of experience. Time to find your inner Zen!
For great cardio and a full body workout, check out boxing or kickboxing classes. They’re fun, and completely tone your whole body. Classes are also typically lead by a trainer who will provide the entire structure of your workout allowing you to feel like you’re getting one-on-one personal training.
Exercise in the form of dance? Yes, please! Zumba is a fun way to spice up your cardio rather than just hitting the treadmill or going for a run.
Crossfit is an incredible exercise to strengthen and condition your body, and it’s anything but boring. It incorporates cardio, weight training, calisthenics, gymnastics, and other forms of exercise to challenge you throughout your workout.
5. Personal Training Gyms
Lots of trainers are opening up their own gyms where they provide small group and private, personal training. This means that you could work out in a more secluded space where it’s just you and your trainer. If you’re the shy type when it comes to working out, this could be a good place for you to start before you become more comfortable working out in front of larger groups of people.
6. Barre Exercises
There’s a new workout on the rise called barre. This stuff is no joke! It’s an extremely high intensity full body workout which incorporates light weights and a ballet bar to strengthen and tone your body.
7. At-Home Workouts
Sometimes we just might not be in the mood to exercise in front of a crowd. That’s why at-home workouts can be a great way to help you stay in shape.
Search online for any of the above workouts to find where they are available in your area. Remember to then visit their websites to see if they are running any promotions for free trials before you go!
Contributed by: Joanna