Wanted: Workout novelty injection

Next month I will have been working out consistently for 15 years. In that time I’ve been to innumerable classes in at least 10 gyms in three states, run and walked about 8,000 miles and amassed more than 130 workout videos plus a small closetful of exercise equipment.

All that to say: I’m bored.

It’s not a matter of a lack of variety. If anything there might be too much variety going on. But stretched out across so many years, even a dozen types of workouts can start to get dull. I do plan to get a bike next month and maybe join a boxing gym at the beginning of next year. But I always suspect that there’s some fun, fantastic, brutal thing that I’m missing.

Has anyone stumbled across a life-changing, how-did-I-not-know-about-this-before workout somewhere in town? Taken up a sport that you started out lukewarm on but now can’t live without? Found a gym that you can’t wait to get to on your workout days?

Let’s hear about it!



3 Comments so far

  1. Ben K (unregistered) on August 25th, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Whitewater kayaking. A great work out, a great escape from thinking
    about all the normal stuff. I have missed it terribly since I moved
    to the midwest. also, racquetball is a great work out. you are
    basically sprinting around a little box for an hour or two. I
    highly recommend both of these activities.

  2. Tamra (tlt0912) on August 25th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    While kayaking will have to go on the “things to try when I have an
    easier time getting out of the city” list, racquetball sounds
    intriquiging. I’ve never been great with speed- or
    agility-intensive activities, so that would probably be great for
    me to learn. I’d just need to find another novice to play with so I
    didn’t end up at Grady, recovering from a torn ACL AND a heart

  3. Tamra (tlt0912) on August 25th, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Learning to spell “intriguing” might need to go on my list of
    things to try as well.

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