Yesterday I was talking to one of my past boot camp members about getting back involved with our program. During the conversation she stated that there was one major roadblock to exercising on her own. Of course I asked her what that was. Her answer- ‘boredom.’
That is a reality for many people. There are some people who can’t wait to get in the gym, park or their home fitness room to workout. They are not the majority. I am a health & fitness professional and I still have days when beginning my workout feels like a chore. Once I get going, I am so glad I stuck to my guns. The average person does not get-off on the idea of “no pain, no gain.”
To those people I recommend getting involved in a group workout. Groups generate a certain contagious energy, an elan that lifts up the individual members who may be a bit hesitant about deliberately wearing themselves out. In no time, your boredom is overcome and replaced by a wild undomesticated energy yearning to breathe free.
Find a group training program or boot camp in your neighborhood. If there is nothing near home, check the fitness facilities near your job. The internet is overflowing with advertisements and websites advertising group training programs. Type group training or boot camp into a search engine along with the name of the city or town you want to train in and I’m sure you will find plenty of programs you can check out.
Many group training programs will allow you to attend one or more sessions to determine if it’s the right fit for you. Take advantage of the freebie. Talk to the instructor and some of the other group members to get an idea if it’s what your looking for.
Group training is a great way to get yourself motivated and into a exercise routine. Don’t let boredom prevent you from recapturing the health, strength and beauty you have lost.
Dingman’s Falls Hike – Saturday May 15
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