5 Ways to Take the Boredom out of Your Gym Workout

5 Reasons Why Your Gym Workout Is Boring

Fitness is an important part of our lives. For many of us, it’s not just a matter of staying healthy; it’s an integral part of our daily routine and lifestyle. But are you getting the most out of your gym workout-- both physically and mentally? When we spend so much of our time on fitness, we should enjoy what we do. Life is too short to fall into a rut and not enjoy fun exercise equipment and classes. If you’re finding you’re not thrilled by your boring workout routine, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ways your typical gym workout is not cutting it for you lately (and how to get excited about it again!).

1. Your gym equipment isn’t fun or effective

Ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes, OH MY! Nothing puts the bore in “borderline mundane” quite like these standard (and not really fun) exercise equipment. Your gym workout should not only be exciting but effective, and the truth is, these old machines just aren’t going to cut it anymore. That’s where the MaxiClimber comes in. Its revolutionary design takes tired old traditional cardio and amps it up. You’re not just getting your heart rate up. You’re blasting calories and toning several parts of your body, from your arms to your legs, especially your core. Not many machines can do all of the above. But this fun exercise equipment takes your boring gym workout and turns it into a highly effective thrill. And we’re not just saying that because we’re biased and love MaxiClimber. Science backs it up, too! Scientists put the MaxiClimber to the ultimate test, comparing it to the gym workout equipment we’re all most familiar with: ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes. When examining the data measuring cardiorespiratory, caloric, and electromyographical comparisons, one fitness machine reigned supreme. You guessed it! MaxiClimber. MaxiClimber was 3.3 times more effective than the treadmill when it came to overall caloric burn. Compared to the stationary bike, MaxiClimber burned more than double the number of calories, too. Basically, your afterburn is far greater than any other machine you could find for your gym workout. This makes MaxiClimber the best cardio machine for home on the market. And that is far from boring.

2. You feel like it’s taking too long to see results

When you head to your gym workout space and decide to focus on toning, chances are, it can feel tedious. Leg day on Tuesday, arm day on Wednesday and core workout on Thursday… it all seems to blend together in a monotonous blur that takes forever. But not only is isolating areas boring, but it’s also highly ineffective. A 2019 study found that full-body workouts were significantly more effective than target area-specific activities trained once per week. Fortunately, with MaxiClimber, you’re not just getting your cardio into your gym workout. You’re toning your abs, thighs, calves, back and arms. Whew! If that’s not the most effective full-body workout you’ve ever heard of, we don’t know what is!

3. You’re not engaged

Another reason your gym workout is probably boring isn’t just the lack of fun exercise equipment. It could just be literally boring for your brain. But is your fitness supposed to be entertaining? It is called a “workout,” after all. Shouldn’t it feel like work? Nope! Science even shows that you may get better results if you’re having fun or mentally distracted during a workout! This is especially true with workout music. A 2017 study revealed that playing music during your gym workout can increase the overall duration of your exercise session. The best part? You probably won’t even notice. In this study, participants did not realize how long they’d been working out while listening to music they enjoyed. If music wasn’t being played during the exercise, researchers recorded that they stopped significantly earlier. Imagine being at the gym and hating the workout music over the loudspeakers — or worse, you can hear the loud sound blaring through someone else’s earbuds. These kinds of distractions and annoyances can actually hinder your overall gym workout and progress. That’s too much of a risk if you ask us! Ditch the boring gym with boring workout music and invest in the best cardio machine for home fitness so you can control the atmosphere and ambiance you need to succeed.

4. Your methods are outdated

When you walk into a gym workout space, you’ll probably see a lot of the same things. Lifting weights, using fitness machines and engaging in traditional exercises like squats and lunges. *Yawn* Talk about a snooze fest. Why stick with the same tired workout moves when really, they aren’t as effective as people want to believe? MaxiClimber was tested against two familiar moves: the squat and lunge. When measuring the EMG, Electromyography, which measures the muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s muscle stimulation, MaxiClimber proved to be the clear winner of ineffectiveness. The average EMG values for the MaxiClimber were 1.6 percent higher than lunges and 14 percent higher than squats. “I love doing squats!” said no one ever. So why keep doing them? If your fun exercise equipment is already proving better than a squat while blasting calories into oblivion, wouldn’t you opt for the machine that scientifically delivers the most results? Squats are boring. Getting results in half the time? Definitely not.

5. You’re wasting time at the gym

When you arrive for your gym workout, chances are you’ll experience a lot of waiting:
  • In the locker room
  • For the equipment you want
  • For your group class to start
  • Maybe even to check in or leave the parking lot
  • And don’t forget that commute!

Oof. It’s just all too much when you have a jam-packed schedule. Not only is it wasting your time to wait your turn at the gym while doing reps on machines that simply don’t maximize your efforts, but it’s also just downright unenjoyable. At MaxiClimber, we believe that fitness is a lifestyle that needs to be enjoyable (otherwise, why even bother, right?). Take your gym workout to the next level with the most fun exercise equipment out there. The best part? Not only does it maximize your results, but it also does it in significantly less time (plus, it’s right in your home, so there’s no driving to the gym or waiting your turn to slow you down even more!). Gone are the days when we believed we needed a long workout to get significant fitness results. Even science shows that bursts of energy as short as four minutes can deliver cardiovascular benefits. HIIT routines are great to get an intense workout in, but trying to do one at the gym can be complicated if the machines you want are taken or there’s limited floor space due to crowding. Fortunately, even the MaxiClimber is perfect as part of a HIIT routine. When MaxiClimber was tested against squats and lunges, the scientists measured reps rather than long durations. Even in those few minutes, researchers were able to test the effectiveness of the machine and determine it was significantly more effective.

Have fun with MaxiClimber

Everyone deserves to love their workout, and certainly no one has time to put up with a boring routine. When you invest in fun exercise equipment for your mini home gym like with MaxiClimber, you won’t just be blasting calories. You’ll be blasting boredom, too. And the best part? You don’t have to do it on your own! Click here to learn more about streaming our fitness coaches into your home to help guide you on exciting workout routines with your MaxiClimber.