Why Switching Up Your Workout is Important: How Variety in Your Routine Can Improve Your Fitness

by | Dec 27, 2019 | Fitness

We’re not the first people to say this, but variety is the spice of life—for us, that especially means when it comes to your workout routine. Hear us out for a second—we’re not saying that getting into an established exercise regimen isn’t important. In fact, at OurStrongCircle, we love a committed exercise routine.  

But that’s the thing—doing the same type of exercise over and over (without ever stopping to mix up your routine) isn’t going to get you where you want to be. In fact, if you’re sticking to the same thing day in and day out, you’ll probably end up bored and dreading your daily gym routine. 

At OurStrongCircle, we believe that diversifying your workout can be hugely beneficial! Why you ask? We’ve got the answers for you here.

Minimizes Overuse Injuries 

When your body goes through the same motions day in and day out, you’re more likely to fall victim to repetitive strain injuries, or rather, overuse of your muscles, joints, and ligaments. When you switch up your exercise routine, add on a different workout class, and mix up your fitness regiment, you’re using different muscles and joints. This gives the overused parts of your body a break to rest and heal while keeping you active and healthy. 

Beats the Boredom 

No matter how much you love an exercise, chances are, you’re bound to get bored. So much of exercise and fitness revolves around motivation, and if you’re fighting through boredom every day in order to get your workout out of the way, it’s likely you’re not feeling motivated. A different workout class or a club can change the pace, mix it up, and get you excited about your goals again! Give your brain a chance to beat boredom and reset into a more motivated mode. 

Finding New Workout Buddies 

This is less of a physical health benefit and more of a mental one, but we definitely think it still counts. If you’re stuck going to the same place every single day, doing the same things, it’s unlikely you’re going to meet new people or make new friends. When you join OurStrongCircle, you gift yourself the ability to expand not only your fitness community, but also your social circle too. 

Builds New Muscles & Hones New Abilities 

Your current workout routine, schedule, or class might be beneficial, but if you’re doing the same thing over and over, you’re likely not developing new muscles or honing new abilities. Taking part in several different types of exercise can make you a more well-rounded person—you’ll learn new skills, find new hobbies, make new friends, and maybe even find new muscles you never knew existed!  

Switching up your workout routine doesn’t seem so crazy now, right? In fact, the prospect probably seems pretty dang exciting, and that’s where we come in. At OurStrongCircle, we specialize in helping you expand your fitness community and stay motivated—that’s why our company offers you the ability to bundle your favorite gyms and studios into a single membership with unlimited monthly access. Want to know more? Sign up for our mailing list to stay in-the-know about our 2019 launch date, as well as access to sneak peeks of our partnering gyms, clubs, and studios! 

Hanna

Hanna is a freelance writer with a passion for fitness, exploring, and traveling! When she's not writing, you can find her somewhere on a trail exploring with her boyfriend in their Jeep Wrangler. Hanna loves health and fitness, but her three favorite types of exercise are rock climbing, hiking, and yoga.

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