By Joli Guenther, MSSW, NASM-CPT
A good fitness program is more than using your exercise
equipment every day. Finding ways to add
variety and fun to your workouts will keep you motivated and getting
fitter. The tips below are a few ways
you can use your Horizon treadmill or elliptical to bring fun back into your
the music playing. Many of the
Horizon products include docking stations for your I-Pod to make bringing
music into your workout easier than ever.
Even if you don't have that capability, turn up your stereo or use
headphones. Research backs up what
gym rats have known for decades.
Music keeps you moving! Try this link for more information about
the benefits of adding music to your workouts. http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/musicexercise.html
- Join a
training team. Training as part of
a group can keep your motivation high.
You can access team training programs through on-line communities
that offer support for a variety of goals, including weight loss and
improved performance. You may also
want to consider pulling together a team of friends or co-workers to
support an athletic charity event or to get involved in an adventure
activity. Try http://www.active.com/ to locate an
event in your area. Having a team for motivation can make the training
that you do on your own more meaningful and exciting.
- Get the
family involved. Think about ways
you can make your family a part of your exercise program. While this might involve family walks
and activities, you can also incorporate individual goals using your
fitness equipment to develop friendly competitions and simple rewards
(think movies or dinner out) that will help keep everyone active.
For more on-line communities and training teams, check out www.ivillage.com and www.runnersworld.com. You'll find forums specializing in
performance, weight loss, and general support.
Posted by Horizon Fitness at 09/17/2009 09:38:43 AM |
The information presented on this website is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
It is only intended to inform and educate. Always consult a physician before engaging in any exercise
routine or acting on any information or advice contained on this website.