Cardiovascular exercise is necessary for your health, but some people find it boring, particularly on a treadmill. While treadmills may not be the most thrilling exercise equipment, they are a great way to get your heart pumping. If you are feeling bored with your treadmill routine, here are some ways that you can switch it up:
If you are feeling bored during your run, you are likely not pushing yourself hard enough. If you are breathing easily while you hit the treadmill, you should pick up the pace for a greater challenge. Just be sure not to overdo it; you don’t want to injure yourself.
Run with a friend.
Bring a guest to Spunk Fitness and get adjacent treadmills to beat your boredom. That way, you can chat away, and you will be surprised by how quickly the time flies.
Sign up for a marathon.
A great way to motivate yourself and to shake off the doldrums is to start training for a marathon. Having a goal gives you an incentive to train for longer, and picturing yourself crossing the finish line is more than enough to entertain you while you run.
If you are yawning on the treadmill, maybe you just need a change of scenery. Strap on your running shoes and take the opportunity to explore your neighborhood. The sights and sounds of the great outdoors will be very entertaining, and the change of terrain will give you a new challenge.
Try an interval workout.
Instead of running at the same speed for half an hour, switch it up by doing hard and easy segments intermittently. Try running hard for two minutes, followed by two easy minutes, and repeat.
Treadmill boredom doesn’t mean you have to skip cardio. Change up your routine and it will seem like a whole new form of exercise! Come into Spunk Fitness to learn more fun cardio workouts from our fitness trainers!