It is extremely easy to get into workout ruts. Maybe you go to the gym and always do cardio, maybe you only go to step class, or are only focused on getting flat abs for summer. Whatever your rut—Shake it up!
It is important to continually challenge your body when working out and an easy way to do that is by trying an alternative way of exercising. You may be only focusing of certain muscle groups and by varying your routine you can become stronger, healthier, and more fit! This idea is sometimes referred as “Muscle Confusion” and entire workout plans have been created and proven to be very successful.
Often times a workout routine can become boring, or too easy. A great way to combat this is by trying a new form of exercise. The Hamel Recreation Center offers fitness classes over the summer ranging from: Zumba, to spin classes, or weight training. Try out something that’s new to you! If you are not staying in the Durham area this summer then the Internet is your friend! There are tons of online resources for basically any type of exercise and I personally really enjoy workout videos.
Trying a new workout routine can be exciting and challenging. I recommend working out with friends and trying new routines and forms of exercise! For employess, Healthy UNH and UNH Athletics have teams up to offer the Wildcat Workout Project (a bootcamp style fitness program) for a limited time.
Other ideas to try are:
- Strength training
- Swimming at Swasey Pool
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