Even the fittest among us will occasionally notice himself becoming bored with his workout. Maybe you’ve hit a plateau where you’re no longer getting the results you want, or maybe you’re maintaining but you’re in a rut. Fitness routines–even if they worked at one time–can become just that: routine. Like drinking that same bland cup of coffee every day, or listening to the same radio show, exercise has a tendency to revert to autopilot if you’re not careful. Maybe this morning you want to forget the coffee and slurp a smoothie instead. If your workout isn’t stimulating anymore, it’s time to change things up.

Core Fitness of Myrtle Beach has a number of results-driven classes that let you choose what works best for you and when. If that elliptical machine has seen your hot pink racerback sports bra one too many times, walk it on over to a Zumba session. You’ll get a cardio workout that targets different muscles and forces you to reassess your intensity level. You’ll be more inspired to push it when you have no frame of reference–as in, the instructor can’t simply be set to level “7.”

Maybe your endurance is phenomenal, but you can’t remember the last time you lifted a weight. Consider trying some interval training to work you into a more complete strength routine. It’s likely there will be someone else working with the machines who can give you some tips on how to lift more effectively. Even just the simple act of enlisting a workout buddy can take your training to the next level. “What?” he might say. “You’re stopping at three miles today?” A little healthy competition never hurt anyone, after all.

Summer in Myrtle Beach is a great time to look fit, but it’s not exactly easy to get a thorough outdoor workout in 100-degree heat. Indoor cycling, or, spinning, could be a good thing to add to your regimen, so that you get the results you want without the hassle of passing out in front of a bunch of svelte exchange students at the end of the Boardwalk, just out of reach of the lemon quench stand.

Whatever you choose to do, keep it fresh and fun. Working out is not a chore, it’s a part of your day that is all about you. It’s important to make sure that time is quality time. When you’ve used the same “routine” more times than a sweaty gym sock, it’s safe to say you’re short-changing yourself. If you’re not sure where to start, Core Fitness can help.