Workout Ideas: Creating The Best Routine For You
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Workout Ideas: Creating The Best Routine For You

Find The Inspiration You Need To Create The Perfect Personalized Workout Plan

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We all know that working out regularly is a key component to a healthy lifestyle, and yet it isn't always easy to follow through on that. There are all kinds of reasons you might push off a workout or not make time for the gym.

The truth is you need to create a custom routine that works best for you. Quite simply, what works for other people might not work well for you. But once you establish a regular workout routine that meets your needs and works around your schedule, once you establish that ritual, you're well on your way to success.

The best part is there are so many different ways to get a good workout in. And you may not need to go to the gym at all. Have a look at this comprehensive list of workout ideas and inspiration, and create a personalized plan for yourself.

Get Creative With Home Workouts

13 Workouts You Can Do Every Week While Watching 2-Hour 'Bachelor' Episodes

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It doesn't matter how dedicated or flaky of a "Bachelor" fan you are, there's something we can all agree on — those episodes are LONG. Two hours every Monday is a commitment Bachelor Nation knows too well. This time is a great opportunity to pour a glass of wine and chill out, no doubt. But if you're looking to multitask during this seemingly eternal activity you partake in every Monday night, combine your "Bachelor" viewing with your workout. [READ ON]

9 Peloton Classes That Prove You Don't Need A Real Gym For A Real Workout

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As a college student, I needed to find new ways to work out. At the beginning of the year, I was so set in my ways of yoga classes, that I had a negative mindset towards going to the gym and utilizing gym equipment. I didn't feel like I could do anything correctly and was constantly worried about injury. That's when one of my friends convinced me to try a Peloton class. So I did and was hooked instantly. Peloton has reintroduced me to an old love of running, has shown me how strong I can be, and most importantly, has made me love and look forward to working out. [READ ON]

17 Things You Need To Turn Your Living Room Into A Planet Fitness

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Vicky Justiz

While we all have a few basic things lying around our homes, chances are high that our home gyms need a little bit of love (and two-day shipping) to feel fully ready to take on our latest workout. [READ ON]

11 Creative Workouts You Can Do At Home To Stay Fit

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While it is recommended that you do not go to the gym or fitness studios (where surfaces to spread the virus are plentiful), there are plenty of fun ways to stay fit from the comfort of your own home! [READ ON]

16 Amazon Purchases That Boost Your Home Workout Game For Under $20


Some people thrive with a home workout routine. There are so many YouTube videos full of helpful instruction and step-by-step guides that allow you to bring almost any workout to your living room, assuming you have the right equipment. While this doesn't work for everyone, many of us have adapted our previous workout preferences to a home workout routine after COVID-19. [READ ON]

I Asked Young Adults Their Favorite Parts of Their Morning Rituals, And At-Home Workouts Are Having A Moment

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As a self-proclaimed morning person, I prided myself on being one of the first ones awake in my house. While everyone was barely opening their eyes, I'd already had two cups of coffee, made breakfast, and was probably on my way to a yoga class. I had a regimented schedule; one that worked for me, and got my day going quickly.

However, by the time 2020 rolled around, my life (like everyone else's) was flipped upside down. [READ ON]

37 Fitness Influencer At-Home Workouts You Can Do While Quarantined

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Thankfully, in this sweet, sweet digital age, we have fitness influencers who create videos with at-home workouts that will be very useful. Broken down by workouts, here is a list of sweat sessions you can get on in the comfort of your own home. [READ ON]

I Tried So Many Virtual Workouts — Here Are The Best Ones When You’re Stuck At Home

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If you're anything like me, you got really creative to find ways to stay in shape. While going outside for a run or a walk is always a good idea, it gets very tedious. So I put together some of the best at-home workouts [READ ON]

Find Sources of Motivation to Workout

3 Reasons Everyone Should Workout With A Personal Trainer Before They Continue Their Fitness Journey

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After things calmed down from the COVID-19 pandemic, a trainer from my mom's gym contacted me and asked me if I wanted to do a free, three-session "jumpstart." Essentially, she would test my athletic capabilities during our first session and then create a workout program for me to follow during our second and third sessions. I assume that this "jumpstart" program is a way for personal trainers to gain clientele, and well, it worked because I ended up hiring her! [READ ON]

My Journey Of Learning To Love My Body Includes These 5 Simple Steps

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I've had issues with my body image for as long as I can remember. I always felt that I looked good, but that someone else looks better. Here are the 5 steps I'm taking to cut out that toxic mindset. I hope these tips help! [READ ON]

Even If You're A Rookie, You Can't Let Intimidation Keep You From Hitting The Gym

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These days it is so common to feel intimidated in the gym because we live in a time where body image is put on a pedestal. People are very quick to judge a person based on their looks, so it is so easy to feel like you're constantly being judged, or stared at, through your workout. Put on headphones, focus on yourself, and do the thing because honestly, others are most likely more focused on their own workout. [READ ON]

Journey to the Center of (Her)

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I'll be the first to admit - I love and hate routine. But the reality is this: routine is essential to having productive, healthy and creative lives. Routine is essential to giving us the freedom to make more important choices - those which may change the entire trajectory of our life. Below I've outlined some tips to help you build routine in your life and stay focused.

1) Wake up at the same time everyday, drink 12oz of water and write down 3 things you are grateful for. If you do this everyday it will shift your perspective and help you start each day on a positive note. [READ ON]

After A Lifetime Of Battling My Weight, I'm So Proud Of Myself For Committing To Progress

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Three months ago, I set a goal for myself when I began training — by the time I turn 20, I should no longer be overweight. I looked at myself in the mirror and the first thing that went through my head was, "Is this what you want to see every day when you wake up, an out-of-shape piece of shit growing fat folds by the minute?" [READ ON]

Best Health & Fitness Hacks for Busy Entrepreneurs

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Starting your own business is crazy enough - how are you supposed to find time to work in health and fitness? We asked some of our favorite business experts for their tips and tricks that they have for other entrepreneurs that might be struggling with this aspect. [READ ON]

6 Theories Of Motivation

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Motivation refers to the psychological processes that drive and direct behavior towards achieving goals. Several theories of motivation have been proposed by psychologists and researchers over the years. These theories attempt to explain why individuals are motivated to act in certain ways and what factors influence their behavior. Here is an overview of some prominent theories of motivation. [READ ON]

Why I Started: Reflecting on the Person I saw in the Mirror.

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This morning, I was woken by my pink alarm clock at 4am. I crawl out of bed and walk across the room to shut it off. Beside the alarm clock is the neatly folded outfit I laid out for this morning’s workout. I went with my olive green matching sports bra and leggings. On my way to the gym, I notice how empty the roads are. I haven’t worked out this early in a long time, but it was the only way I could fit it into my busy day. [READ ON]

11 Motivations To Get You To The Gym Today

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Everyone knows the struggle of staring at the gym as you walk past it, trying to remember the last time you actually entered inside and did a workout. But why is finding the motivation to workout so hard? [READ ON]

After Months Of Not Working Out, I've Found The One Foolproof Way To Get My Ass To The Gym

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You might need to grab a chair for this one because this next sentence is going to shock you. I have been going to the gym. [READ ON]

Enhance Your Workout Routine

12 Products Every Fitness Addict Should Add To Their Daily Routine

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My passion for health and wellness really shows up in my life every single day in many ways. [READ ON]

Benefits of Training in the Morning

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The best time for training or working out is in the morning when the atmosphere is clean and there is the least amount of noise production. [READ ON]

5 Ways To Recover So You Can Exercise Harder

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Since you lead a healthy and active lifestyle, working out to keep your body strong is a very important part of your life. But after you've finished that grueling workout, it's also vital you allow your muscles and tissue time to recover as well. Otherwise, you'll get more tissue breakdown and less muscle growth, defeating the purpose of your workout. [READ ON]

Feel A Lil' Better: Because You Need To Stretch It Out

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Flexibility is an important part of life. Yes, you need to be able to go with the flow and adjust when needed, but literal, physical flexibility is equally handy. Not only does increased flexibility keep you safe from injury each time you work out, but a good stretch session is incredibly soothing after a long day. Your body goes through a lot! It needs to cool down and get loose after all the activities you put it through. [READ ON]

Consider Group Workouts

7 Reasons To Ditch The Solo Gym Sesh And Workout With A Group Instead

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Let's get this straight. Any exercise is good exercise. However, working out with a group may give you additional advantages at the gym. If you're looking to mix up your workout routine or add a new twist, try hitting the gym with a friend or two! [READ ON]

13 Things That Come To Mind In A Group Fitness Class

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After trying, and failing, many times at trying to work out by myself, I began taking group fitness classes hoping that they might be able to help me keep up my fitness goals. After my first class at my local YMCA, I completely fell in love. READ ON]

Key Summary

  • Working out regularly is important for a healthy lifestyle, but it can be difficult to stick to.
  • There are many ways to get a good workout, and it's important to find a routine that works for you.
  • Consider creating a custom workout plan using the ideas and inspiration listed above.
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