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Heading into a new year is the ideal time to refresh your fitness routine and focus on your health, fitness and wellness. If you groan every time your gym alarm goes off and find yourself secretly hoping your gym budding bails, 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 fitter, faster.

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 make a game of it. Or set yourself a range of challenges to complete as part of your gym circuit.

Swap the sweating for meditation

We know it's important to make time for our wellbeing, as well as our fitness, so find some time each week to stop, take a breath and enjoy quiet meditation. If you're a Fernwood member, you'll find free meditations in Fernwood Pulse for you to enjoy.

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