Staying in shape: Am I the only one that gets bored with the same work out?
Posted by Shondell | Filed under Shondell
I’ve been working out for many years on and off and I am always looking for different ways to challenge myself with my work outs to stay fit and healthy. I get bored quite easily, so I always need to try something different to get my exercise on!
Here are some of the things I’ve done that are not too costly.
Gym in my condo
I lived in a condo for a number of years and took advantage of the gym in my building. I was paying for it through my maintenance fees, so I figured I might as well take advantage of it and use it to stay in shape. It was a small gym and didn’t have all of the equipment that the bigger gyms have, but I was still able to do weights and cardio.
Insanity work out
My cousin gave me this video a few years ago and it’s the best and most challenging work out I have ever done. After 5 minutes I was dripping with sweat and kicking myself for putting my body through this madness. I’ve gone through it twice, and recently started doing the abs work outs to get my stomach in shape. It definitely works if you stick with it, but it really is insane.
We bought a couple of bikes last year and go bike riding every so often. It’s seasonal so we can’t bike ride in the winter, but I definitely take advantage of the weather when it’s nice out. We found a path not too far from where we live so we’ve been tackling the trails around here. It’s so much fun!
I got a membership at La Fitness recently and absolutely love this gym. It has everything! I paid roughly $350 for the year which includes everything the gym has except free personal training. What I love most are the classes. I usually go to the cycling and cardio kickboxing classes. I love the classes that make me sweat within the first few minutes. If I am not completely exhausted after a workout, I feel like I didn’t push myself to my limit.
I am now looking for something else to expand my work outs. Shaun T, who is the guy that does the Insanity work outs came out with another work out video called Asylum. I heard that he incorporates some athlete training into the work outs. I am thinking about getting it. Have any of you tried it yet?
Also, what do you do to stay in shape on a budget?