The New Year is nearly here which means it’s time to start to look at ways we can improve our health and fitness for the upcoming year. Whether you are an avid athlete, a weekend warrior or just starting your fitness adventure, below are some tips to help you spice up your workout in 2019.
- Add some technology. With technology now everywhere, it seems only natural to add it to our workouts. Whether it’s using an activity tracker such as the Fitbit or streaming a cycling workout into the comfort of your own home, adding some technology to your workout could be that extra boost you need to take you to the next level.
- Sign up for a fitness event. Signing up for a local race, triathlon, or fitness obstacle course will help keep you motivated and training hard. It is a great way to have a deadline to meet your fitness goals and can be made into a social event if you get your friends or spouse to join in on the fun.
- Head outside. Those of you living in mild winter climates, now is a great time to head outdoors to try that great hiking or biking trail that you hear everyone talking about. And if you happen to live in a winter wonderland, maybe try a new outdoor activity such as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
- Grab a buddy. For many of us, having someone to keep us accountable to exercise is what we need. Ask a friend to join you for your workouts, even if it is only once or twice a week. We are less likely to miss a workout if we know someone else is counting on us.
- Try something totally new. There truly is a workout for everyone. Fitness classes have expanded immensely in the last few years with everything from Aerial Yoga to Combat Training MMA style classes. Take a step outside your normal fitness routine and try something new.
Hopefully these tips will help you have a fitness friendly 2019.
About the Author: Meg Rademacher, M.S.
Meg Rademacher has worked with the BaySport location in Phoenix, AZ for over eight years. She has her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Health Science, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through ACSM, and maintains a NASM Personal Training Certification. Meg enjoys working with individuals who want to start a career in the fitness field by teaching Exercise Physiology classes at a local community college.