Our expert says:
I'm sorry that your question fell through the woodworks here and I missed it. Here's what I would have said:
Now that's it's summer, try some swimming in the pool at the gym ... take a kicker board and a noodle with and play around.
Take a break from the machines and do sit-ups, press-ups and lunges.
When doing the cardio- or super-circuit, alternate machine exercises with press-ups, sit-ups, jumping lunges, jumping jacks, jumping squats and burpies (ask the personal trainers in the gym if you don't know what these are). It should feel almost like boot-camp!
Try out all the classes that you couldn't or haven't done before: aerobics, step, aqua-aerobics, spinning, stretch-and-tone, ball, etc. You may find a new personal favourite!
Take advantage of the sunny weather and get out of the gym: go for a morning run or cycle outside, or run/cycle to the gym. If you're close to the beach, there's volleyball, beach bats, surf-swimming, boogy-boarding, surfing, etc.
Finally, if you want something more specific, hire a personal trainer for a couple of sessions to show you something new and get you on the right track for 2006.
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