The Earth is spinning. In today’s technologically fast and fancy age, it seems like the Earth is spinning faster than ever. Communication is instant, and speed surrounds every aspect of society. Undoubtedly, these advances come from the creative minds of passionate, technically-driven individuals.
Workouts are evolving almost as quickly as technology. The same Internet and speed-obsessed culture has created new and intriguing exercises. Some have been around for centuries and are finding there way back to modern culture. From Mind-Body exercises ranging from Yoga to Pilates, Nia, Gyrokinesis, Shatki Exercise, Brain Gym, Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, workouts have manage to transcend the traditional. This is a good thing.
Exercise needs to adapt to the ever-changing culture. Remember, there is no harm in training with traditional methods. Beginning a workout routine, in which you lift weights consistently while continuing to increase weight and push yourself to do more, will always yield positive, worthwhile results. However, with the enormous opportunity for creative and fun workouts at your disposal, the excuses for avoiding fitness seem to be fleeting. You don’t like running on a treadmill? Try Zumba. Can’t dance? Try Pilates. Keep going until you find your comfort zone.
Workouts should be creative, not repetitive. Don’t confuse “repetition” with “consistency”. Repeating workouts is a must, and this is what consistency is all about. Workouts should not be repeated in vain. Your mind will grow complacent, and more importantly, your body and muscles will plateau if you continually work the same muscles groups with the same exercises. Don’t dread working out. If you do, you need to explore the vast array of options for your fitness routines. Personal trainers can keep your workouts fun and creative. If they don’t, talk to them about switching things up. If you enjoy training on your own, attend various classes at your gym. Pick and choose what feels best to you.
Yoga offers a wide array of programs such as Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Viniyoga Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Integral Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Somatic Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga. Your gym may not offer each of these, but do some research and see what you can find about each. Yoga is great for your mind, but it also has tremendous benefits for your flexibility, stability, and balance.
There’s more to a creative workout than just Mind-Body exercises. Zumba was mentioned previously, but training regimens such as cycling classes, kickboxing, martial arts, and even video games (those that include full-body movements) are all wonderful options for adding change and creativity to your workouts. If you have a favorite sport, find a specific fitness routine for that sport.
Simply stated, if you can discover exciting and creative workout routines, you will commit to exercise. Once committed, you can reach any goal you set for yourself. Explore the myriad of options in the fitness world, and most importantly, have fun with your workouts. Make them creative, not repetitive.