Finding the best workout routine for yourself can feel like the holy grail of a fitness lifestyle. Because even the best laid plans can result in, ironically, very little results. So it's time to walk you through how to build the best workout routine with MoveGB!
Here at Move we understand and want to share the importance of creating the best workout routine for you and your lifestyle. In this article we'll share our top tips with you to ensure that you always stay motivated and raring to smash your workouts! And before we start, we'll let you into a little secret... it's got everything to do with variety!
Why Variety creates the best Workout Routine
So what is it about variety that will ensure your workouts are constantly kick-ass? As anything in life, you really can have too much of a good thing. If we all did the same thing, day-in day-out, we’d find ourselves getting bored pretty quickly – and the same goes for your workout routine. Here are a few reasons why adding variety can ensure you’re getting the best workout routine you’ll want to continue forever.
Probably the top reason for mixing things up is to keep it interesting! By supplementing your gym routine with fun classes, you’ll always have a reason to stay motivated and looking forward to your workouts.
Yep we said it - looking forward to your workouts! One of the biggest barriers we’ve found to people staying active is that people believe exercise is some kind of chore that must be endured, hours of mindlessly lifting weights or plodding along on the treadmill.
Keeping active is all about having fun and discovering awesome new activities that you love and look forward to doing! By enjoying a variety of exercises you can break this cycle of monotony, keep your routine fresh and keep yourself motivated.
Swerve the progress plateau
You know the drill: one day you’re flying on the treadmill, feeling like the the fittest version of yourself...the next you’re plodding along at the same 5k time for weeks. No faster, no slower. The human body has evolved to be adaptive and try whenever possible to maintain a state of equilibrium. This means that no matter how successful your fitness routine is at first, it will always try and find its way back to middle ground - enter the plateau.
If you're lucky enough to not know what a plateau is then it is a prolonged period of time where you see no progress in your strength and fitness, despite not reducing your activity level. The reality is that in order to progress, we need variety as it constantly challenges our body by having to change the way we use it. Research suggests that it only takes the body up to 6 weeks to adapt to a fitness routine, so by changing things up, staying focused and adding variety into your routine, you can ensure you avoid a progress plateau.
The truth is in the data
Hey, don’t just take our word for it - even science agrees that variety is the key to creating the best workout routine to get results! A study published in Psychology and Health found that trying a new exercise class or way of working out not only makes us enjoy working up a sweat, but will also make us more enthusiastic about working out in the future.
How MoveGB will bring variety to your routine!
The facts about why variety is essential in your routine are all very well, but how about real life examples of how to make fitting this variety around your busy lifestyle a reality?
One of the greatest drivers of a successful fitness habit is making as many fitness options available as possible. You need a membership that will let you both flex your choices of what to do, and also offer a wide range of activity types. MoveGB will bring variety to your routine by opening up all fitness options and not confining you to the same boring workout! Most people pick a venue near their work and home too, plus try out something new whenever they get bored - all included in their MoveGB plan.
The most popular activities to mix into your routine, all found in your MoveGB search, are:
- Yoga and Pilates classes
- Boxercise and Bootcamps
- Gym access
… and of course so much more. These are just a few of our top trending activities!
Join MoveGB today and you’ll enjoy:
Access to 1000s of gyms, studios and classes
Incorporating variety in your routine has never been easier than when you have access to thousands of different gyms and classes! So if on a Monday you want to swim, Tuesday is yoga, Thursday climbing and at the weekend you fancy a handstand class - we've got it covered.
Discover new ways to move
Want to try new things but don't want the commitment of signing up to a block of classes or a year long gym contract? With MoveGB, you can be free to try out whatever you like. If you don't like it, ditch it. If you love it, keep it!
Here at Move, our whole ethos is about dreaming. It’s about living a life where you can squeeze every ounce of joy from both your spare time and your work time! Keeping active gives you more energy, makes you more productive and opens up more opportunities for you to enjoy life with this boundless energy - the only limit is your imagination!
Create a personalised plan
We know that everyone's different which is why it would be crazy to think that the best workout routine for one person would be exactly the same for someone else! Unlike traditional gym memberships where you feel you have to hit the gym 7 times a week in order to get your money's worth, with MoveGB there are different plans tailored to how many times you want to workout a week.
Workout throughout the UK
We're currently live in 22 cities (and growing every day!) so Move is perfect for anyone whose life takes you to more than one place.
Building the Best Workout Routine with Our Coaches
How Move’s Coaches Can Help
A MoveGB membership not only offers all the awesome perks above, it also gives you access to our fantastic team of coaches - think of them as your personal fitness concierge! They are here to help you find new places to workout 7 days a week - they'll even book activities for you if you want! They are also available to offer advice, motivation and will even be the human equivalent of a warm, friendly hug if you need! :)
MoveGB Mobile App Makes is Easy
The app is designed specifically for the purpose of making your fitness planning (often the hardest part of any successful fitness plan) fit seamlessly into the way that you run your life.