Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April

Shake up your routine!

Staying motivated may seem a little tricky, but you know what they say; a change is as good as a holiday! If you’re looking to spice up your 30 minutes of physical activity a day, we have a few suggestions to help you keep up the good work.

1.  Visit a YMCA

YMCA Shake it UpDid you know that a benefit of Premier’s Active April is that you receive 10 free passes to any participating YMCA and special offers in participating local government facilities? With 50 YMCAs to choose from across Victoria, why not pick one and shake up your routine today? If you have already been taking advantage of your passes, you can ask a staff member for a few suggestions to help vary your routine. Perhaps you could master a new piece of equipment or try out a new group class?

2. Find a different route

If you are getting tired of seeing the same thing every day, why not change your walking or running route and enjoy the change of scenery? Enjoy exploring your local area or the surrounding suburbs and finding new places to get active.

3. Change your tunes

Love listening to good tunes while working out? If your playlist is getting a little stale, why not switch it up and breathe some new life (and beats!) into your activity.

4. Mix up your routine

Have you been using your 30 minutes a day to go for a run, a jog or a walk? You can always mix things up a bit by adding a few sprints, squats or some push-ups into your workout. It’s great if you’re feeling like to you want to challenge yourself with something new and these simple exercises don’t require any equipment.

5. Enlist a buddy

We know that physical activity can be more fun with another person. So if you’re looking for a hit of motivation, why not add a partner to the mix? For a bonus, you can also swap tips and advice with your new exercise buddy. And encourage them to register for Active April if they haven’t already – that way you can enjoy the incentives and chances to win prizes together!

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Last updated: November 29, 2016 at: 5:10 pm

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