Whether you love to work out or struggle to get in a couple of exercise sessions a week, you can get tired of the same old fitness routine. Doing the same exercises repeatedly also dramatically reduces your results as your body becomes accustomed to the familiar moves and no longer sees them as a challenge.

The perfect remedy is to try out something new. These concepts are tried, true and increasing in popularity in 2015, so take a few hours this Saturday afternoon to create your own new routine. You will not only beat the boring workout blues, but also drop pounds quicker in preparation for your cutest summer outfits.

  1. HiiT It. Hi intensity interval workouts, or HiiT, is the latest way to burn fat and get back to your day — fast. The intense, short bursts of activity maximize calorie burning and toning, but you do not spend hours in the gym. Check out this timed, online Hiit it Like a Girl Workout or select something from this list of HiiT options.
  2. Skip the gym. Using your own bodyweight to create a 30-minute workout that you can do in your bedroom, hotel room, or maybe on your deck is one of the most popular ways to get fit. Select a few moves you will love from this list of 50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can do Anywhere.
  3. Combine form and function. We most often work out for weight loss and overall health, but the idea behind Functional Fitness is to train your muscles to work better when you are performing common activities. The workout moves are based on how you move when carrying out everyday tasks. Here are 10 moves to try.

Whatever you select, promise yourself you will at least take a chance on something new. Your body will thank you.

About Fierce Fridays — Tips for Weekend Well-Being

We each cherish those precious days off at the end of the week, but increasingly those of us who are charter members of the sisterhood of the stressed and overworked are losing our Saturday and Sunday leisure time to weekend work and domestic duties.

To make sure that you do something every weekend that’s just for you, we’ll be sharing a little advice to make those 48 hours a great time to recharge your batteries, bring a little good news into your life, or discover a quick and easy way to improve your health.



Get moving to make your dreams come true! (Photo: Getty Images)

Get moving to make your dreams come true! (Photo: Getty Images)