How to Make Your Workout Feel Less Like Work

How to Make Your Workout Feel Less Like Work

Now that you have been able to slowly start adding various parts of fitness into your lifestyle, we want to make sure that what we are doing feels enjoyable to us too. Having an enjoyable routine will make your journey much more productive. This enjoyment allows you to increase your effort level vs. a routine that you dislike which feels more like work.

But how is that possible? A workout IS work!

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Challenge Yourself

Challenging yourself will create a game between yourself and your routine. This can be done in many ways. From trying to get more reps in during your tabata interval, to increasing the distance you can walk in a 10 minute period of time.

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This is something that many of us ultimately would like work on or see a certain area change. If your goal is to lose fat, start your journey with a simple picture of you in the mirror, as you work through your routine take periodic pictures to keep motivated and place the enjoyment in the progress being made.Set Goals

Set Goals

Having a goal gives your routine a purpose. That purpose will give you the drive to keep going and the reward once you achieve that goal. Do this by setting a target goal, but then set small goals that can be used as checkpoints along the way.

I would love to set up a time to meet with you to help you find the best way to create an enjoyable fitness session for you, that doesn’t feel like work. Also, feel free to check out this more detailed article on making your workout more enjoyable.


Written by Curt Minter, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club – North Shore & Elite Sports Club – River Glen

Curt has a B.S. in Health and Human Performance from UW Platteville, is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and American Sports and Fitness Association Cycling Instructor. He specializes in Balance, Strength, Endurance, Weight Management, Fitness Event Preparation, Energizing and Enjoyable Fitness, and Health & Wellness Guidance. Curt lives by the philosophy of “Every Journey Starts With A Single Step.” – Lao Tze And he believes that no matter where you are in your life it is never too late for a healthy start.

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This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.

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