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11 Different Workouts I’ve Tried

Boredom can make you stop working out. You would think that the discomfort would make you stop, but the truth is that you're already pushing past the discomfort when you start. Boredom is the one straw that might make you say, nah, I don't want to do this today. When you really would rather not do the same workout for the 1000th time, try something new. Here's what I've done.

    1. Barre workouts

    Ballet style workouts will tear up your legs.

    2. Weightlifting

    I use the Centr app (which in itself offers a wide variety of workouts). I've had a Beachbody subscription too - which also gives you variety.

    3. Cardio

    Beachbody or Centr app has lots of straight cardio workouts or you can try the old-style cardio workouts on DVD.

    4. Dancing

    I've started dancing with Steezy.co - an online dance studio that will teach any body to dance. Multiple styles too, including Hip Hop, Salsa, Ballet, etc. Trust me, if they can help me dance, they can help you.

    5. Pilates

    Pilates can strengthen your core and improve your flexibility.

    6. Yoga

    I've done Yoga Booty Ballet - don't ask, but it is fun. Do a Google search - you may find their workouts. Two older ladies who took yoga, added some danceable music and had fun with it. I've also tried the Down Dog yoga app - which gives you different music, yoga styles (Ashtanga, Yoga Nidra, Hot 26, Restorative, etc).

    7. Qi Gong

    I bought a Qi Gong workout on The Great Courses site. It is remarkable relaxing and with all the breathing and movement, you burn quite a number of calories.

    8. Tai Chi

    I've also tried Tai Chi - which is great for flexibility and relaxation.

    9. Mobility

    I've been more concerned about mobility and so I picked up a couple of courses at GMB.io - a team that teaches you how to increase your mobility. I've always had problems with my knees and just general mobility. I'm not parkouring everywhere, but I've been able to Asian squat (with my heels raised) for the first time ever.

    10. Play video games

    I play the Nintendo Ring workout and Fitness Boxing. Both can give you quite a cardio workout while you're having fun.

    11. Spinning

    I don't have a Peleton, but I did use their app before I got tired of the music. This can be a great workout if you want to work up a sweat.

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