If you’re struggling to keep yourself entertained during exercise sessions when not working with a personal trainer, then we have some suggestions that will ensure you enjoy and even look forward to the hours you spend being active! There is no perfect, average approach what will fit everyone, so experimenting with different ideas until you find one that works for you will ensure that exercise remains part of your lifestyle, rather than a passing phase.
If you enjoy swimming or other water sports, then a waterproof mp3 player could be a motivational addition to your workout. Upbeat music can encourage you to work harder and stay focused in the water, ensuring that you get the most out of your time at the pool. Waterproof mp3 players are readily available online, and cost between £18 and £40, dependent on the model.
If music doesn’t keep you interested when exercising outside of personal training time, then why not try an audio book? These can be downloaded and added to an mp3 player the same way as music; once you start, you might find that you can’t wait until your next run, to find out what happens in the story! Just remember to be aware of where you are running, especially when along a road, where there is passing traffic.
If entertaining other people is your thing, classes that work towards a performance element, such as a showcase, demonstration or open day, can give you something to aim towards and the motivation to improve within a time period. For those who play sports on a regular basis and have been inspired by the Olympics, many local sporting teams hold competitions and friendly matches; a great boost for adrenalin, excitement, and the opportunity to hone your skills.
If you spend a lot of time online, joining a forum or online community can provide you with a support base and the motivation to stick to your exercise regime and share your own successes with others.
If you’re considering making the first step towards a healthier, more active lifestyle, then our personal trainers can offer support and advice as well as devising an exercise regime tailored to your aspirations, likes, dislikes and abilities.