By Antonio Sini

You may have noticed that we’ve gone and changed our look. We thought it was time to freshen things up. After all, “new” can be fun and invigorating. A new look, a new toy, even a new fitness goal; changing things up is a great way to re-energize.

When’s the last time you changed your exercise program? The longer you keep performing the same workout routine, the less efficient it becomes and your incremental benefits decrease. Here are a few tips to make your workouts new again:

Play it backwards – for instance, if you always do cardio before you lift weights, switch it up and do the opposite. If you like to do descending sets of 15, 12, 10 and 8 while increasing your weight, try starting with heavier weight and increase your reps while you drop weight during the set.

Swap reps for time – Instead of performing a set number of reps for each exercise, go for time. Do as many reps as you can for 30 seconds without stopping. Increase the intensity by lowering the weight but adding more time.

Press pause – The next time you’re running on the treadmill, stop for a minute, get off and go do pushups and squats then get back on and continue running. Do this 4 or 5 more times with different exercises for a great interval workout.

Be new and renew!