Finding a workout you enjoy can be the hardest part of working out. For me, that’s the whole reason I couldn’t keep to a plan or hold myself accountable. Today I’m bringing you some ways to find out what you enjoy!
1. Go To Group Fitness Classes
Group fitness classes are available at most gyms, especially fitness studios. If you have a membership, the classes are usually free. If you don’t have a membership, they can be anywhere from $5 to $30 depending on the gym.
Classes are a great way to find out what you’re into and what you’re not into. Classes range from yoga to cycling to kickboxing. You may find that you do better with an instructor pushing you, or you may find that you enjoy cycling. On the opposite end, you may find that you don’t like being in a group setting or having someone telling you what to do. That’s okay because there are other options.
2. Look On Pinterest/Youtube
There are SO many fitness-related videos and posts on social media. Find someone on Youtube that posts workouts or just search for workouts on Pinterest. Just be sure to start at your level and not at an advanced level! This will let you customize your workouts and let you focus on exactly what you want to.
This is a great way to find the workouts you want, but it could be too lenient for you. You may find that you aren’t holding yourself accountable enough or that there isn’t enough explanation of how to do the exercise. If this is you, maybe a workout program is what is needed.
3. Buy A Program
Workout programs such as BBG or Insanity are amazing. The transformations and tools it provides you with are worth the money it costs. There are a wide variety of programs out there for all types. Shaun T offers a variety of programs such as Insanity, T25, and P90X. Kayla Itsines offers BBG, and Blogilates offers PIIT28 which now has 3 releases in less than a year. Whatever you’re looking to get into, there’s most likely a program for it.
The main turn away for programs is the money. Not everyone has money to spend on workout programs. As a broke college student, I totally understand it. However, a one time purchase of a program provides you with a lifetime access to that program, so it’s definitely worth the money. If you can’t imagine spending extra money on a program, look into challenges your gym does. Many gyms do monthly challenges and offer plenty of other options.
The most important thing to remember is that it takes time. You won’t see changes overnight, and you may not enjoy it the first time through. Keep trying and exploring, and you will find a workout you enjoy that provides you with the changes you’re seeking.