Gettin’ bored with your workout? Change it up! Don’t worry about losin’ your motivation; Scratch is here with fun ideas to to add variety to your next workout!
This idea is as motivating and satisfying as crossing something off your to-do list. You’ll need two cup and some popsicle sticks (the more you have, the more variety!). Write an exercise on each popsicle stick, and stick them all in a jar; whenever you finish an exercise, put that popsicle stick in the other jar. This works well for circuit workouts, or just to keep you moving when you have a few minutes to spare; you can also make each popsicle stick your daily workout with this color-coded popsicle-stick workout idea from espnW.
Leave your workout to chance by assigning an exercise to each side of your dice (use one die for six exercises or two to add more variety with 12 exercises). You can also assign the duration to each number (10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, etc.) and do an exercise for as long as what you roll.
Make A Playlist
Create a playlist with sounds that feature the words “run” or “walk” in the title, then do just that! Say if “We Come Running” plays, pick up your pace and run! But if a “walk” song comes on, say “Walk This Way”, slow down and take a breather.
Do The CrossFit Workout Of The Day (WOD)
The awesome people over at CrossFit post a new workout every day. Try out these tough routines for an extra challenge!
Deck of Cards
Everyone from Jillian Michaels to Carrie Underwood loves using a deck of cards to add variety to their workouts. Find out Carrie’s method here, or see Jillian’s deck of card workout here. Or if you’re ok with spendin’ a little dough, check out the FitDeck system. Or make up your own version with a basic set of playing cards! Check out this example from Keep It Moving Fitness!