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If you groan every time your gym alarm goes off and find yourself secretly hoping your car won’t start when it’s workout time, it may be a sign that it’s time for a change. If you’ve been sticking to the same routine for a while, chances are you might have lost your motivation to move.

We know moving our bodies regularly has bountiful benefits, not just for our physical health, but for our mental wellbeing too. A major part of exercise success is finding enjoyment in what you’re doing. So, if you’re looking for any excuse to skip the workout, try one of these swaps to revive your exercise drive.

Swap your circuit for a group class

Enjoy circuits, but tired of doing the same thing? Even if you prefer to workout solo, attending a group class here and there can be a motivating way to learn new exercises to include in your own circuit. Plus, it’s a great way to meet new people too. Try out FIIT30 if you're looking to get fit, fast.

Swap the cross trainer for cycling

Take your workout up a gear. Cycling can be a moderate to high intensity workout that challenges both the mind and body. Cycling is ideal for cardio fitness and improving endurance, while also building strength and working the main muscle groups.

Swap jogging for skipping

Do you remember how fun it was playing jump rope? There’s no reason exercise can’t be both fun and good for you, so whip out the rope and gather the girls for some light-hearted fitness. Or stick to solo and set yourself a range of challenges to complete as part of your gym circuit.

Swap the treadmill for a park

There’s nothing more invigorating than breathing in fresh air during a brisk walk around a local park, gardens or the walk to work. Pass the time by listening to your favourite playlist, streaming a podcast, or meeting a friend for regular walk-outs. If you keep up the chatter, it might use up even more energy!

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