By Cortney Hill Wilson, Forsyth Woman Magazine
We’ve all heard the term “change is good.” And it is, especially in fitness.
The way to keep your mind and body engaged and interested in fitness is to change it up. If you walk/jog two miles on the treadmill, three days a week at the same speed, and have for the past six weeks, chances are your body has hit a plateau, which means it’s gotten used to this routine, and is less likely producing any changes in your body.
Or, maybe you hit the elliptical machine every morning for 30 minutes, at the same speed, on the same workout program, and have for the past month; chances are you’ve hit a plateau, as well.
While workout machines like treadmills and ellipticals are all wonderful, it may be time to give your body a jolt. Break away from the monotony of your legs going up and down in a cycling or jogging motion for a little while, and engage in a group exercise class that’s fun, invigorating, motivating, and different every time you take it.