How To Level Up Your Workout Routine

One of the best parts of developing a consistent fitness routine is seeing yourself grow stronger. The change may not be noticeable at first, but the consistent movement adds up over time. Then it comes time to take your workout up a notch. Whether it’s moving from the 5-pound dumbbells to the 8’s or holding that plank for thirty seconds longer, we rejoice in making it to that next level.

Ready to bring some heat to your next workout, but not sure how to do it? Here are a few tips for how to up-level your workout routine: 

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  1. Switch It Up 

It’s easy to fall into a pattern of working the same muscles over and over by doing similar workouts daily. We like to mix our workouts to keep it fun. If you always run, try doing weights. If you’ve been going on walks, try doing a dance workout. Download the RISE App by Rachel Hollis to see a variety of workouts and practices from hikes to meditation.

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  1. Push Past Fear

Too often we stop ourselves from running for five more minutes, from jumping up one level higher or from squatting more weight. But why? Whatever that lingering fear is holding you back, push past it. Tell yourself a story that tells of you being triumphant, not failing. 

Read: Simple Habits To Build Into Your Routine If You're Feeling Anxious

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  1. Bring Joy

Think about what makes you feel good. Not what is going to make you sweat the most or slim down the faster, but how you feel. The RISE App, available now, allows you to pick a workout based on feelings. We’re bringing joy back into fitness and the simple act of looking forward to movement can spark a fire within. Download today!

Read: Joyful Activity Ideas from Our Community

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  1. Create Time to Rest

Too often, we burn ourselves out trying to go, go, go. One of the best ways to up-level your routine is to create time and space in your calendar for rest. Maybe it’s a few rest days or more days with yoga and long walks, but resting can be the thing your body needs to get you to that next step. If you feel like you don’t have time for rest, we recommend using our Priority Planners to time block your days. 

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