If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.

Are you tired of your same workout routine? Are you looking to spice it up and try something different at the gym?

If so, we have some good news for you! There are so many different forms of exercises you can try. To help you keep things interesting the next time you’re at the gym, we’ve compiled a list of some must-try exercises!


a GIF of a person doing pilates at the gy.

Pilates is a great low-impact exercise that focuses on building core strength, flexibility, and balance through a series of controlled movements. It is a versatile workout that can be tailored to different fitness levels and is often used for rehabilitation or injury prevention.


A gif of two people doing Zumba at the gym

Next up, we have zumba. It is a fun and high-energy dance workout that combines music with easy-to-follow choreography. If you are someone who loves music and dance, this might be a great way to get your heart pumping, improve your coordination and burn calories while having fun.


A gif of a person doing yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. It is a low-impact exercise that can be practiced by people of all fitness levels and is known for its numerous health benefits. If you looking for a good stretch before bed, yoga-tta try it.


A gif of a group of people in a spin class at the gym

Spinning is a stationary bike workout that simulates outdoor cycling and is often set to music. It is a highly customizable workout that can be adjusted to different levels of intensity. This workout is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness and build endurance.


A gif of a man lifting heavy weights at  the gym

This is a high-intensity, functional fitness program that combines weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. It is a challenging workout that requires a high level of commitment and is often used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts to improve performance and overall health.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)

woman exercising

Lastly we have HIIT. This is a workout that alternates short bursts of intense exercise with periods of rest or active recovery. It is designed to burn more calories in less time and is a popular choice for people who have limited time to exercise.

Similarly, we have circuit training and kickboxing which includes a combination of cardio, weight lifting and core workouts.

Interested in trying out these different types of exercises? All Humber and University of Guelph-Humber students can access workout classes on campus for free at the athletic centres!

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