Monday, June 27, 2011

5 Ways to to Fight Boredom with Your Workout

Do you do the same workout everyday? Some people can do that and enjoy it. Others get bored and simply give up. If you tend towards the latter, here a 5 ways to get motivated again.

1. Make a small change

If you always use machines, try a free weight workout. If you have never taken a group exercise class, find one that looks appealing and give it a try. A small change may be just what you need to get out of a rut.

2. Workout with a friend

Working out with a friend is a great way to stick with a fitness program - your more likely to show up if someone is expecting you to be there. Also, the social element will likely keep you from getting disinterested in the routine.

3. Set a Goal

Many people workout just to stay healthy which is great. However, setting a specific goal can help you stay motivated. Losing 10lbs, running a 10K, or completing a bike race are all examples of goals that can help you stay committed.

4. Try some new fitness toys

Try incorporating bands, medicine balls, or kettlebells into your routine. I can tell you personal trainers love fitness toys. Just one session with a personal trainer can give you plenty of new gadgets to incorporate into your workout.

5. Take a few days off
If you exercise nearly everyday, sometimes a little break is all your mind and body needs to feel fresh again.

Gage Livingston
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Source: Battling Boredom (

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Couple's Use Fitness to Improve Relationship

Do you and your significant other want to try something new together? Do you want to improve your relationship? I was just reading an article from that was discussing the benefits of couple's that participate in a personal training program together. I thought it was excellent and I would like to share some of the highlights with you.

The article mentioned a number of key benefits to training with your partner. First, the chances of sticking with a fitness program are greatly increased when you train with your partner – a little peer pressure is always good for staying on track. Second, you will both benefit from a customized workout from a personal trainer. Third, personal training together allows you both to benefit from an opportunity to support each others goals in a very focused way. Fourth, personal training with your partner will enhance both your fitness level and your relationship. It will give you something new to talk about, laugh about, and enjoy.

So, go get your honey off the sofa and get in the gym today!

Gage Livingston
Elite Sports Clubs - Glendale
ACE Certified Personal Trainer