Variety is the spice of live!
Mix up your workout sessions to add a bit of fun or something different if you feel like your current plan is getting a bit monotonous. Step out of your comfort zone - you might enjoy it!
Dance Party Workout
- Create a playlist of your favorite upbeat songs.
- Start dancing and let loose! Incorporate various dance moves like salsa, hip-hop, or even freestyle.
- Aim to keep moving for at least 30 minutes, focusing on cardio and full-body movements.
- Invite friends or family members to join you for a virtual (or in-house) dance party.
This is not about being judged on your dance skills. Don't worry, go for it, and have a bit of fun
Circuit Training Challenge
- Set up a circuit with different exercise stations in your home or at the gym.
- Include exercises like jumping jacks, squats, push-ups, burpees, mountain climbers, and plank holds.
- Set a timer for each station (e.g., 30 seconds to 1 minute) and perform as many reps as you can during that time.
- Take a short rest between stations, then move on to the next exercise.
- Repeat the circuit 3-4 times for a full-body workout.
If you do not have any gym equipment at home but want to add some weight to your squats, you can fill a backpack with books or cans of food. Or you could use something like a large bag of compost, if you have one hanging around. Get creative.
For mountain climbers, if you do not have steps at your property, consider skipping that exercise - unless you have some object that will remain stable when you steps on and off. Alternatively, you could perform this workout in a park that does have steps.
Outdoor Obstacle Course
- Find a park or open area with enough space to create an obstacle course.
- Incorporate various activities like jumping over hurdles, crawling under a rope, balancing on a beam, and running through agility ladders.
- Challenge yourself to complete the course as quickly as possible while maintaining good form.
- Time yourself and try to beat your previous record with each attempt.
- Grab a friend or family member to join you for this workout session.
- Designate one person as the leader and take turns leading different exercises.
- Perform exercises like partner squats, medicine ball passes, partner push-ups, wheelbarrow walks, or partner sit-ups.
- Encourage and motivate each other throughout the workout.
- Tabata is a high-intensity interval training method consisting of 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for a total of 4 minutes per exercise.
- Choose 4-5 exercises such as burpees, high knees, jump squats, mountain climbers, or jumping lunges.
- Perform each exercise for 20 seconds at maximum intensity, then rest for 10 seconds before moving on to the next exercise.
- Complete the full circuit, then take a short break before repeating it for a total of 3-4 rounds.
Remember to warm up before each workout session and cool down afterward. Adjust the exercises and intensity level based on your fitness level and any physical limitations you may have. Have fun and enjoy the process of getting active!