3. Fitness With A Friend
This workout is obviously very similar to “the couples workout”, but is more suitable for a friend or gym buddy. I also really like this idea for kids! You don’t have to have a large ball either– any lightweight object would do. Hop on over to The Almond Eater for the full list of ideas and instructions.
4. Popsicle Stick Workout
This is another creative way to break up your workout routine, and incorporate something different everyday! I like the idea of color coding the popsicle sticks for each muscle group or exercise type, for example: Cardio, Upper Body, Lower Body, Abs, etc. This way you can insure that you are getting a full body workout.
Simply use a permanent marker to label each stick with a variety of workouts, and another marker to color the tips. Label a couple of jars or cups to keep track of your progress throughout the day. This doesn’t mean that you have to finish the entire cup– perhaps just 2 or 3 from each exercise group, or whatever your personal goal may be.
If you like to break up your exercise throughout the day instead of doing it in one long session, this may just be the perfect way to stay motivated. This technique also works well for kids’ chores and other personal goals you may have for yourself.
5. Exercise Cards
If you’re anything like me, you sometimes get bored with your exercise routine but don’t know what to do to challenge yourself, so you tend to stick to the same old thing day after day. If you need the inspiration to try new and exciting workouts that will work muscles in your body you never knew you had, try these Exercise Cards! They come with clear illustrations and written instructions. P.S. You can purchase them specifically for men or women, but if you’re a woman that likes a challenge and are already pretty fit, I’d purchase the cards for men (or both).