It’s so easy to get rooted in routine.

Don’t get me wrong. Routine is all well and good. Structure is definitely important.

However, it’s just as important to branch out every now and again to challenge yourself in new ways.

Without challenge, there is no change. Without change, gym life gets pretty boring.

To counter potential boredom, I challenge you to get out of your comfort zone, specifically your cardio comfort zone, as we embark upon this new year.

Too many gym goers settle again and again for the same cardio protocol. That’s great and all, but switch it up!

Pivotal Fitness Greenville athletic club has over 150 cardio machines! So rest assured, there’s some fresh cardio fitness experience(s) awaiting you.

If you don’t know how to switch it up, here are some cardio ideas to inspire you – all of which are available to you at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville Gym.

  1. Elliptical trainer
  2. Stair stepper (Stairmaster)
  3. Stationary or recumbent bike
  4. Jacob’s ladder (the climbing “treadmill” often seen on “The Biggest Loser”)
  5. Arm ergometer (arm cycle)
  6. Rowing machine
  7. Circuit training
  8. Treadmill (walking, power walking, or running)
  9. Kettlebells
  10. Interval training
  11. Box jumps
  12. Step ups
  13. Plyometrics
  14. Zumba
  15. Greenville Yoga (Vinyasa or Power)
  16. Group Cycling classes
  17. Martial Arts
  18. Jumping Jacks
  19. Jump Roping
  20. Sports conditioning via one of our awesome Greenville health club personal trainers!

Strive for 10-20 minutes per cardio session to start 3-4 times per week. Ultimately, you want to work toward an hour of cardio 5-6 times per week, but start off easy. Baby steps. You can even break up your sessions into intervals. No need to tackle all of your cardio at once!

Now, there’s no excuse to get trapped in a cardio rut. Ward off cardio boredom and dread by experimenting with options from this extensive list.

Let 2014 elevate your heart rate in new ways at the Greenville Sports Club!