7 Ways To Avoid Fitness Boredom With The Pro 5000 Treadmill
UPDATED, March 4, 2022
If you struggle with fitness boredom, you should know that you’re not the only one. For instance, The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion pointed out that fitness-related Google® searches always peak after people make their New Year’s resolutions in early January and decline afterwards (1). Health club memberships also tend to increase during the early part of the year, but up to 80 percent of the goal setters who enroll in them tend to lose motivation within a month or so.
No matter what time of year you decide to invest in your fitness, you need to make sure you design your workouts to keep you challenged, engaged, and of course, improving. Fitness boredom presents a real obstacle for many people. On the other hand, you can create a workout experience that won’t include tedium. In turn, you can enjoy the rewards of improved fitness and even learn to look forward to your fitness routine.
Seven Effective Tips To Avoid Fitness Boredom
Try some or all of these seven tips to help you meet and exceed your fitness goals in a fun and engaging way.
1. Refresh Your Workout Routine
Did you know that you get a one-year membership of iFIT® included with your purchase of the Pro 5000 treadmill? With the help of well-known coaches and the treadmill’s touchscreen monitor, you will enjoy personalized guidance from the world’s top trainers. You can also view your trainers in a variety of exhilarating settings like Machu Picchu, so you can feel like your workout session gives you a chance to explore cities and countryside all over the world. Note, that you will need a reliable Wi-Fi™ connection.
You can even access your coach from other devices, so you might experiment with alternate workouts, like John Peel’s strength training workout or Gideon Akande’s total-body bootcamp.
Working with professional trainers and the ability to explore various settings from the comfort of your own home will help you look forward to each fitness session as a new adventure.
2. Get A Workout Buddy
The National Institute of Health reported upon a 12-month study of exercise adherence in older adults (6). The study found that social support contributed greatly to success over the long term. You might coordinate workouts with a friend or family member, so you can compare results.
In addition, iFIT also allows you to connect socially with other members, so you can share results and encouragement online. Having either an in-person or online group of workout buddies should help you stick with your program. While other people encourage you, you can also help contribute to their success.
3. Enroll In A Race
It’s always easier to stick to your workout routine if you have a goal, like running in an actual race. Even better, get some of your family members to commit to running the race with you. To help your performance, you can look for iFIT workouts that are specifically geared for race preparation. Imagine yourself competing in a live race, get experts to train you, and then make that dream a reality.
4. Invest In A Pro 5000 Treadmill
ProForm offers a variety of fitness equipment to help you try and achieve maximum results, partly because avoiding boredom has been built into the design. For instance, the Pro 5000 Treadmill can serve as the go-to piece of fitness equipment for people of almost any fitness level.
Not only can you enjoy workouts with coaching 24/7, social buddies, and a chance to view running venues from all over the world, the machine will also help track your progress to keep you motivated. Access all your information via the iFIT app anytime, anywhere!
Note that potentially achieving results depends on numerous factors besides investing in a piece of equipment, such as using proper exercise form, exercising regularly, eating healthily, your exercise intensity, having an exercise game plan, staying hydrated, basal metabolism, ambient temperature, your sex, weight and height, etc.
5. Jam To The Music
Imagine how much music can help lift your mood and your commitment to finish your exercise routine. Try plugging your headphones into the auxiliary jack to listen to your music using the speakers on the treadmill. Also, iFIT comes with music stations offering popular songs that you can listen to while you workout. You can feel like you’re dancing––or maybe even flying––when you use your fitness equipment.
6. Keep A Flexible Workout Schedule
While one government study suggested incorporating fitness into a daily routine, it’s also important to exercise some flexibility (10). The study found that consistent effort was the most important predictor for improvement. On the other hand, you’re not likely to stick to your schedule if it interferes with other activities.
For instance, an important engagement or appointment might make you miss your typical workout time one day, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip your workout that entire day.
For example, you might substitute a morning workout for your typical evening one. Who knows! You might find you feel more refreshed in the morning. Once you get the hang of exercising consistently, without being too rigid about it, you’ll always find time to improve your fitness.
To value your time even more, having your own exercise equipment at home keeps your schedule more flexible with having easy access to workouts, rather than getting ready and driving through traffic to the gym, hoping your equipment of choice is available for you.
7. Track Your Numbers
High-quality fitness equipment, like the Pro 5000 treadmill, will track your numbers for you. When you see that you’ve improved such metrics as your running times or even your heart rate, you’re bound to feel more motivated to continue with your routine and even to push yourself harder. Add in a little competition to see how quickly you can improve, even if you’re just competing against your most challenging rival, yourself.
Heart rate monitors used for exercise such as the wireless heart rate monitoring chest strap are not medical devices, and their accuracy may be affected by a number of factors. They are also not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Hopefully, improving your fitness can usually serve as its own reward. You will feel better and keep yourself healthy and fit for your friends, family, and yourself. On the other hand, everybody struggles sometimes with sticking to a workout schedule when they have to juggle multiple demands upon their time and attention.
Quality fitness equipment, like the Pro 5000 treadmill enabled with iFIT, will help you look forward to your workouts as a fun and enjoyable part of your day. When you can enjoy socializing with workout buddies, getting challenged by top trainers, energizing music, and try and make progress towards your fitness goals––you won’t have time to get bored. And remember that potentially achieving your fitness goals depends on numerous other factors, including using proper exercise form, eating healthily, exercising regularly, your exercise intensity, having an exercise game plan, staying hydrated, basal metabolism, ambient temperature and your sex, weight and height.
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