Looking for ways to spice up the exercise routine and add more challenging movements to your day?  Here are a few to try if you haven’t already.

1.  Give planks a try instead crunches to work that whole core.

2.  Interval workouts to rev up the metabolism –  Try a 20-minute interval run with  lots of 1 minute of sprinting with 30 seconds of walking recovery.

3.  Turn the incline on versus keeping a flat treadmill – you’ll get more muscle-building burn!

4.  Do some dance inspired fitness classes to free your mind instead of staying stuck to a machine.

5.  Try adding some standing for sitting at a desk.

6.  When you do sit, do it on an exercise ball and work on your balance and core while you work.

7.  Do free weights for machines – free weights are more versatile and allow for a full range of motion.

8.  Pull-ups instead of bicep curls to work arms, shoulders and back.

9.  Squats for leg press for more full body challenge.

10.  A  Certified Personal Trainer may help push us through a plateau.

11.  Use a foam roller instead of sitting and stretching.

12.  Try the rowing machine instead of the  bike for a great upper body challenge.

13.  Make it an active dates versus for dinner and a movie.

14  Park your car further away and walk the extra 100 feet

15.  Hands-free  treadmill, don’t rely on the handlebars.