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No More Boring Workouts

Boring Workouts?

Tom starts his journey super-motivated. He follows his new workout routine religiously. He arrives at the gym at 5pm every day. He hits the treadmill, lifts weights, uses the Nautilus equipment, then the cardio machine. He does this five days a week. And Tom hates it! He’s sore and exhausted, but not seeing much change in his body. He doesn’t feel any motivation to go to the gym. Before long, he starts looking for excuses to not be at the gym.

Sound familiar? If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone! Workouts can get monotonous and downright boring very quickly. Further, getting stuck in a rut causes your intelligent body to adapt and become accustomed to the workout, gradually burning fewer calories and building muscle less efficiently.

The result? You go through boring hours of intense exercise, which does little to no good in the end. This can throw you off-track if you’re working out with specific goals. Boring traditional exercises will help you stay healthy, provided you can persevere through the boredom. But if you’re exercising to lose some flab, baby weight, to reach your ideal body BMI score, those monotonous workouts will get you nowhere fast.

Variety really is the spice of life, more so when you exercise

Working out with a friend or a new group of workout buddies alleviates boredom and motivates you to push yourself harder. However, a routine sport or activity will affect your body with fewer positive effects as the same muscle groups are required every time. It’s a good idea to introduce variety in your workout routine.

Add outdoor activities with friends, family members or pets, such as jogging, hiking, trekking, or bicycling, which gives your works different muscle groups, entertains the senses differently, and carries other benefits like fellowship with others. If you’re running already, change your route, or choose a more steep slope for the workout. Similarly, switch schedules, routines, intensity, and length of workout and “cheat” days intermittently to have your body un-learn the stimulus. Aim for a switch every six weeks at least.

Martial arts is the end of painfully boring workouts for adults

To bring the fun back to your fitness routine, introduce martial arts into your weekly workout routine. Martial arts training is the fun way to give your whole body, including muscles that typically don’t get exercised on the treadmill, a thorough workout. You’ll lose body fat while increasing the health of your heart, lungs, blood vessels, and body tissue. An average person expends 600 calories in one hour of martial arts!

But this is not all. Martial arts training also helps learn valuable life and survival skills. You learn
how to respect and tolerate others, how to keep your cool but command respect, and how to fight for your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness when needed. You learn patience and perseverance while building discipline, integrity, knowledge, and honor. So say goodbye to boring, ineffective workouts by replacing them with exciting, fun-filled, stupendously beneficial martial arts training. and Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for SIX YEARS IN A ROW by the American Budokai International!

Founded in 2013 by Mr. C. Matthew White a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate and 6th degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu, and Master Instructor, Crabapple Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 4-6, and elementary age kids ages 7 and up, are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Crabapple Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay) in shape, or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at or call directly at 770-645-0930. You can also visit our website at

About C. Matthew White, Renshi:  Matt is a fifth-degree black belt in a traditional Japanese and Okinawan Martial Arts – Shuri Ryu Karatedo. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu – Shintoyoshin Kai Jiu Jitsu, and a master instructor with the title of Renshi, which means Scholar in Japanese.  Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Physiology. He has been training and teaching martial arts for over 27 years and has owned Crabapple Martial Arts Academy since 2013. Renshi White is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.

Crabapple Martial Arts Academy Headquarters is in Alpharetta, Georgia at 12315 Crabapple Road., Suite 124, Alpharetta GA 30004. You can locate the Chief Instructor, Sensei Robert Reed there or directly at (770) 645-0930.