Updated: Nov 20, 2019
Do you want to keep fit but are finding it hard to stay motivated? Below are 5 ways to make your fitness fun.
Listen to music
Did you know that listening to your favourite tunes whilst you workout, increases your performance by 15%? The next time you want to enjoy your workout, update your playlist with a selection of your favourite songs. The moment you start listening to your best playlist, your body will want to move. If music isn't your thing, then you could always try listening to a podcast. The next time you feel uninspired, put on something motivational and get that body moving. Power up your performance with music!
When you do the same workout all the time, it becomes repetitive and routine and you may eventually get bored and give up altogether. This is where variety is important. If you want to see change, feel motivated and keep your workouts interesting, then be sure to mix it up. When you do the same workouts over and over again, your body gets used to it. You are no longer challenging yourself or your body to change. Keep your workouts interesting and mix it up. One way to add variety is to write yourself of interesting weekly timetable filled with your favourite activities - spinning on Mondays, Boxing on Wednesdays and then maybe dance class on Fridays.
Join a group exercise class
Have you ever been to the gym or exercised alone and gave up halfway through? Working out alone may cause you to skip portions of your routine, to lack of motivation, feel shy or simply not do the right workouts due to lack of knowledge. This is why group fitness is fun and will motivate you. When I qualified as a Group Exercise Instructor, one of the things I was keen to do, was make fitness fun and that’s when I came up with the idea to have a fitness party. The one thing I love about The Fitness Blastoff is the platform that allows us to exercise as a group in a party environment. This is why I love group fitness because of that social element and connection, that extra motivation you get from others. Plus there are a number of exercise classes for most people nowadays, from Afrobeats to a workout in heels, to insane training (INSANITY) to light-hearted Zumba. There is something that will cater to your wants and needs, be sure to check out your local leisure centre for group fitness classes.
Attend a fitness event
When attending a fitness event you can meet like-minded people, network and meet industry specialists that can help you in the future, learn something new, try out new healthy products and increase your motivation. I love attending fitness events because it really motivates me when I’m surrounded by experts and other people who are either on the same journey as me or who are where I’d like to be. It’s inspiring and motivating. Some of the fitness events I'd recommend include Balance Festival, Move It Dance and of course my very own, Fitness Blastoff 😄
Workout with a friend
If you lack motivation to work out, then why not try exercising with someone else? Working out with a friend, a partner or a work colleague will really help make fitness fun because you have someone you can share your goals with. Scheduling gym or workout sessions with your friend means that you will show up because you wouldn’t want to let anyone down. It means that you can encourage each other and go that extra mile.