As much experience as our team of nutrition and fitness professionals have working out in the gym, we know that the same old routine day in and day out can get stale, both mentally and physically. By changing your workouts and trying new classes and endeavors, you can avoid the dreaded “plateau” that so many of us get caught up on. How do you find something new that you’ll actually enjoy? Re-discover what you loved as a kid. Maybe it was dancing, roller blading or swimming. Chances are these are still activities that you’ll thrive in to this day. Find a new workout trainer or friend to keep your workouts fresh. Some of the easiest ways to scout out a new partner is to speak to your gym and ask if they have a “buddy” system or could suggest someone to pair you up with. Talk to people in your health club to see what trainers have the best track record and are a good match for you. And don’t forget to grab a copy of the fitness class calendar that comes out each month and give a few new classes a try. Many people find that a fun and structured class is just what they need to get to that next level. Change can be intimidating for many of us and it always gets easier. Keep your mind open to exploring new activities and your body will thank you for it.