1. Interval runs instead of a relaxed run
A marathon is an impressive feat! Try mixing it up, try a 20 minute interval run that alternates sprinting with walking recovery.
2. Inclines instead of a flat treadmill
Flat roads rarely exist. Mix up the intensity of a treadmill workout by adding some hills, feel that burn. Better yet, why not head on outside and go for a trail run!
3. Planking instead of crunches
Crunches are not the only secret to curating those six-pack abs. Give planks a shot, work that whole core. Goal number one – holding that plank for one minute straight.
4. Standing instead of sitting at a desk
Does your job see you sitting most of the day? How often do you feel the need to mix it up? We have a simple solution… stand! If this isn’t an easy option at work for you, make use of a pile of books to prop up your computer.
5. Exercise ball instead of an office chair
Maybe you don’t want to stand at your desk, we get that! So stay seated, but substitute your chair with a swiss ball. It will assists in the improvement of your balance and many other wonderful things.
6. Free weights instead of machines
Free weights are more versatile and allow for a full range of motion in the joints. Machines, not so much!
7. Pull-ups instead bicep curls
Isolation muscles is so five years ago. Pull-ups come with many benefits, firstly they are super impressive, but they work more than one muscle group.
8. Use an instructor instead of guessing games
We love trainers over here at GuavaPass. Just when we think we are going to break, trainers help push us through that third set and go that little bit harder. As well group classes, we have a few personal trainer options through GuavaPass – be sure to select this when scanning through your class options.
9. Foam rolling instead of static stretching
Tight? Sore? Need to recover and get those knots out? Try using a foam roller instead of your usual stretching routine.
10. Stairs instead of the escalator
I’m sure you have heard this one thousand times, well, consider this one thousand and one! If the option exists, kick it old school and climb those stairs to burn extra calories – all of that stair works adds up.