When we were young, exercise was often our favourite part of the day; whether it was playing dodgeball in P.E, winning a game of bulldog in the playground, or riding around on our bikes until bedtime. With all the stresses of adult life, sometimes it’s easy to forget that exercise is meant to be fun, so here’s our 5 favourite ways to make working out feel more enjoyable again.
Meet a Friend
We all know how hard it can be to balance a regular workout routine with a job and a social life. Make things easier by bringing your friends to the gym and swap your catch up in the pub for a run around the park or plan a sweat session together instead. Hearing the latest gossip will be the perfect distraction from the pain!
Have a Goal
There is nothing worse than getting to the gym and just going through the motions, wondering what’s the point? Setting yourself a goal you really want to achieve can be the best motivation to smash out a training session. Focus on what your body can do rather than how it looks and enjoy the challenge. Whether you’ve always wanted to run a half-marathon or do your first pull-up, get ready to feel amazing every time you make progress towards your goal.
Try a Fun New Activity
Doing regular exercise doesn’t have to mean cooping yourself up in a sports hall or lacing up your trainers for a run if you really don’t enjoy it. The best workouts are the ones that don’t feel like work, so how about trying something a little bit different? Join a local sports team, find a climbing wall, explore somewhere new by foot or even go out dancing on a Saturday night! With Summer just around the corner it’s the perfect excuse to get competitive with your friends and organise a game of rounders’ in the park.
Attend a Class
Sometimes it’s great to get some time by yourself during a solo workout, but often it’s just not as enjoyable as working out with a gang of people. Signing up for a fitness class, whether it’s spinning or strength-training, is a great way to mix up your workout routine and just have some fun! Save yourself the hassle of planning your own workout and try out some cool new kit in a fitness class instead. There is nothing more motivating than having others around you and a trainer pushing you to do your best.
Mix Up Your Music
You should never underestimate the power of a strong playlist - one great tune can make your workout go from good to great in a matter of seconds! Next time you need to inject some fun back into your workout, try out one of our workout playlists and sing away to some classic hits or make yourself feel invincible with our Beyonce favourites.