Being more intuitive with your fitness and paying attention to your body leaves a lot more room for trying new things. Instead of just sticking with a strict fitness program that consists of workouts you don’t enjoy, why not try new things?
Here are some reasons why this can be a great option for you.
You Can Find New Forms of Movement You Enjoy
The first benefit of trying out new exercises is of course to find new forms of movement that you enjoy. This might surprise you and let you see certain forms of movement you never even considered before.
Have you ever told yourself you’re “just not into yoga” or you “can’t do powerlifting?”. Just because this is your assumption, whether based on past experiences or not, doesn’t make it true now.
As you get older, more things might inspire and motivate you, and your interests with different forms of exercise might change drastically. But you never know until you try!
Go to that fitness class, try that home workout, go for that run. You might be surprised by the forms of movement that your body now loves to do.
It Further Instils Trust in Your Body
Another great reason to experiment with your workouts and different types of exercise is to show that you fully trust your body. You trust your body to tell you what it wants from you, what it enjoys, and what forms of movement are going to give you energy and make you feel happy.
Trusting your body is a long process and won’t happen overnight. While it is an important part of being more intuitive, it is also one o the more difficult ones. Especially if you are coming from a past of dieting, restricting, and forcing workouts. But the more you experiment, the more you understand how smart your body actually is.
You Learn More Cues From Your Body
You will also notice more about your body, how it moves, and what feels like by trying new things. Maybe cycling wasn’t really for you in a group class because it was a bit too intense for you, but you noticed that the bike itself was enjoyable. This might mean you would prefer using the gym’s bicycle machines on your own, or you want to head outside to explore the country side with a bicycle. You just listened to your body and learned something new about yourself.