"After doing the same cardio or strength routine three to six times, your body adapts and you burn fewer calories." says Michael Sokol, the owner of One-on-One Fitness Personal Training Services, in Chicago and Scottsdale, Arizona. Eventually your results – weight loss, muscle definition – will slow down. Also, repeatedly placing stress on the same muscles and joints could lead to an overuse injury.
Action Plan: Once a month, change one thing about your cardio and weight-training regimens: Take a group class in lieu of your Saturday walk, for instance, or use free weights instead of machines.
reprinted from: the Health Guide/January 2012/ realsimple.com
If you need help changing up your cardio or weight routine, see the Front Desk and ask for an exercise instructor or group fitness instructor.