Spring is New

Spring is a time to think about new beginnings. In springtime there is hope that our Michigan winter weather will come to an end and we will have a new season.  There is new birth all around us- from trees gaining back their leaves, from flowers sprouting up through the ground and for new goals to be set. 

But what does it mean to be new with your exercise this spring? 

Maybe it means that you will try a new activity to cross train, like swimming or biking.  Maybe you will ask a new friend to exercise with you.  Or maybe it means you will try a solo run when you always run with a group.  Whatever it is, just do it and be new.  Sometimes when you try something new, you need to give it time to find out if you really enjoy it.

This spring, I will commit to the following new fitness activities:

  1. 1. I will complete a 100-mile bike tour with a group and ride my bike across the Mackinaw Bridge.
  2. 2. I will complete my first marathon.
  3. 3. I will try a CrossFit class and see what all the buzz is about. 

Keeping your exercise routine new helps athletes learn new ways their body can perform.  So set a new goal, try a new activity or get out of your comfort zone and walk/run a new route.  It's spring, and that means it is time to be new!

Written by Karla Palmer, 2016 Fitness Ambassador