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AboutKatrina Hodgson, NASM CPT, BS Health Science, has helped thousands reach their goals by designing fitness programs with her workout videos and her website ToneItUp.com. As one of Diet.com’s featured personal trainers she hopes to share her passion for fitness and continue to make a positive impact for the Diet.com community.
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Here's a question that I often hear from frequent gym-goers: "What can I do when I get so bored at the gym that I look at every machine and dread the hour that is ahead of me?"
At some point in your workout, you will probably tell yourself, "I want to go home, I feel like I've done enough, let's get out of here!"
It might be 10 minutes into your workout or it could be 20, or more. The important thing is to stick to your goals and to keep yourself motivated during your workout.
Boredom strikes because doing the same thing (i.e. spending 45 minutes on a treadmill) can sometimes become very repetitive and boring.
I agree. To help out with the situation, here is my suggestion: SWITCH IT UP!
Start off your workout however you have designed (or how it was designed for you, depending on who wrote it) and when you get to your cardiovascular portion, instead of spending an assumed 30-60 minutes on a single piece of machinery, move around a bit.
It can be a subtle move, something as small as going from walking for 10 minutes, to climbing at an incline for 10 and back again. It can also be a bit more intense, like switching from a 15-minute walk on the treadmill, to a 20-minute ride on the spinner, then another 15 minutes on the stair climber.
Finish your workout with 10 minutes on the elliptical and you've got yourself ... Continue
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