Spring Clean Your Workout Routine
Spring brings to mind rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and resurrection. According to Wikipedia, “During early spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly, causing new plant growth to ‘spring forth,’ giving the season its name.” This time of year is the perfect time to spring forth with a new exercise routine.
Changing your workout is important to avoid boredom, overcome plateaus, and achieve new levels of fitness. Here are some ideas for giving your workout a much-needed spring facelift.
Take it outside!
Try a boot camp or interval training class outdoors or find a Meetup group for spring hikes, bike rides, or an outdoor yoga class. Exercising outdoors reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings.
Sign up for an event
There’s nothing like a deadline to provide motivation. Spring usually means the start of 5Ks, bike rides, and more. Check out the opportunities in your area and start training. To find out more about fitness events in your area, including classes, visit active.com.
Take a lesson
Outdoor sports can be a fun way to combine activity with family, couples, or friend time. Consider tennis, golf, or swimming lessons.