5 Ways to Make Exercise Fun Again, as Inspired by Ellie Goulding

We can all learn a thing or two from the British musician's never-boring fitness routine.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding may have just dropped a new album (a really, really good new album!), but that's not the only reason she's getting buzz — she's a beast at the gym and we're in awe and/or love. The next time you're getting tired of your same ol' workouts and want to bring a little fun back into the mix, here are some things to keep in mind.

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Find Something You Love

@fizzle_28

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In Goulding's case, that something appears to be boxing. And it's true: Once you find something you truly enjoy doing, it won't even feel like a workout. Look at her go!

Challenge Yourself

As you get good at something — whether it's running, cycling, or even walking — it's easy to become complacent or bored. Spice things up by taking your workout up a notch. If you're in a class, ask the instructor for tips to make moves more challenging.

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Grab a Friend

Just found this. Super sweet. 🙏🏼 @charlierharding

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The easiest way to make a workout a lot more fun is to get your friends involved. Take a dancing class, go on a hike, or just meet up at the closest gym.

Try Something You Never Thought You Would

It's all part of the bigger plan @russellsbc Day 1

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Sword fighting? Why not! AcroYoga? Go for it. Try breaking a sweat doing something totally out of the norm.

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Mix Things Up

Core stuff!

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Sick of crunches? (Who isn't?) Use what's around you to make your usual workout more exciting.

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