You Can’t Get Bored At the Gym

Ever feel bored at the gym? Ever feel like your workouts or routine is the same thing day in and day out?


I think it’s safe to say that we have all been there when the shiny new toy or the awesome program you started has lost some novelty.


Donna has been coming to Core Principles for some time. She started out in our former group class. At the time, Donna was looking for some strength training exercises in a group style format, that would help her get strong and make her feel comfortable. For a while she was coming in every Tuesday/ Thursday at 6 in the morning, full of laughter, joy, and spunk to get her workout in.


Donna(On the right) Celebrating Karen’s 100 workouts
Now like all of us, something happened. Donna would miss and then show up and then maybe miss another. Get sick, have to miss. And finally just took a long break.
Like all of us, we gravitate toward novelty and watching things progress further. When we decided as a team to discontinue group, Donna received the letter and met it with excitement and curiosity. She called up Haylin and said she couldn’t wait to come in.
Now there are some noticeable differences between Group class and Semi-Private. The biggest ones being: your own program, the coach to client ratio(1 coach to 4 clients), the ability to progress and move at your own pace, and the outside accountability coaching.
When Donna came into her first Semi-Private class she was grinning from ear to ear and ready to work. What she came to realize was that she was more capable because she came from the group environment and had been training for so long. She was now able to push herself appropriately and write down her progress from week to week in this new training format.
Donna (middle) having a grand time while doing some hip lifts
Even more, she noticed that things outside the gym became easier. In fact, just today she made mention of how shoveling snow has become easier because of the sled work she has been doing.
I think it’s fair to say that we all get bored at the gym and that we need to keep it interesting. The way we try to eliminate boredom and get people to focus more on what they want is through our accountability coaching outside of the training floor, where we talk all things you and goals.
Like Donna, you can reignite your passion for fitness and find that little kid feeling when you walk through the door of your gym. If interested in doing so, email us at or chat us up on Facebook at Core Principles Strength and Conditioning.
Donna, thanks for being friggen awesome and I look forward to seeing where you take your fitness next.
Toodles and much love,
Coach Jim

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