Try a New Workout

Why Not Try a New Workout?

I can’t stress enough how important health and fitness is to your overall quality of life.  Exercise not only gives us energy and enables us to do the physical activities we enjoy, but it also makes us more productive in tasks that require mental focus.  That’s why it’s so important to make exercise part of your daily routine, and when you find a workout you enjoy, you’re much more likely to do it.  This is where your soul mate workout comes in.

However, whether you’ve already found your soul mate workout, or you’re just starting out, keep in mind it’s always a good idea to try something new to avoid a plateau in your fitness level.  Switch it up! Challenge yourself!  A new workout will confuse your muscles and engage your mind. And hey, you might even have a little fun trying something different!

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Starting a New Workout

When starting a new workout, don’t be afraid to ask for a little advice.  Some good things to investigate and ask in advance include:

  • What to wear
  • What to expect
  • How best to prepare
  • Cost
  • Equipment needed

An avid rollerblader could tell you that short socks will result in a blister.  A person that regularly attends spinning classes could tell you that special bike shorts or a folded up towel on your seat is a must when starting out.  The tips you get before you begin can make all the difference between a bruised butt and a great workout!


Avoid Plateaus

Your body is a machine!  It quickly adjusts intuitively to meet whatever demands are placed on it.  Therefore, over time, the same type of exercise will no longer produce the same results.  This isn’t to say that you need to divorce your soul mate workout.  Just consider changing things up by trying a new workout, or taking your soul mate workout to the next level.  How can you enhance it, or push a little harder than normal?  Can you add weighted gloves or intervals?

Working to avoid plateaus will not only spice things up and make working out more fun, but it will also help you continually make exercise part of your everyday routine.  When it’s fun and you’re seeing results, you’re more likely to do it.  You’ll feel good, look good, and make good on your goals!

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7 thoughts on “Try a New Workout

  1. What great timing you have! I think this is exactly what I need to do. TurboFire is my soulmate workout since September of last year. I do it every day but lately, it hasn’t been the same. Today, for example, I did Fire 55 and burned nearly 200 calories LESS than what I usually burn. The routines have gotten easier as I’ve continued them but I still love them! I think I have started to plateau a bit but hadn’t even considered changing my workout. (Not do TurboFire?! GASP and shock!) I definitely won’t divorce TurboFire but I probably will change for a short while to include some other routines. Thanks, as usual, for the excellent advice. Sometimes, we simply need a little bit of reminding. :o)

  2. I agree, trying new workouts help you lose more and get lean muscle, that is exactly what I need. I need muscle and less fat. I am attending a yoga class every friday and trying to do some jilian micheals 20 minute 30 day shred and trouble zones as well, (I have skipped out on a bunch of jilian michaels workout) I was thinking more on the lines of a 10 minute workout every other day? Any suggestions anyone? I believe truly I can knock out 10 minutes a day! I go to this website and get my dvds there for working out. I need a new one!

  3. Danielle, maybe try something like Insanity or P90X. Both are quite different from P90X and may be the change you are looking for.

    Jessica, maybe try Tony Horton’s 10 Minute trainer? Also, Shaun T had a free workout that was on doc Phil that’s only 15 mins and should be on doc Phil’s website.

  4. So if i already did one round of turbo fire i should change it up i just ordered the advanced classes wich came with the weighted globes

  5. I love when people come to take my Turbo class as their change up!!! I always feel honored and challenged to make their experience both fun and challenging!

  6. What next. I will finish the TBF workout schedule in a week. It was very challenging and I didnt quite reach my goals. Should I repeat the schedule or try something else. I do have Hip Hop Abs, Brazil Butt Lift, Slim in 6. What do you suggest?