We’ve all been there. You get up every morning and go to the gym, as consistent as clockwork. And while your workout routine may be helping you achieve your results, you’ve hit a plateau and can’t seem to run longer, lift harder or master new moves in the yoga or Pilates studio.
Increasing your stamina isn’t easy, but there are certain things you can do to reach new goals. We talked with Fitness Director Marianne Grossman about some of the best ways to do just that.
1. GO THE EXTRA MILE
One great way to add stamina is to do just a little more than your normal routine. That might mean burning past 30 minutes on the elliptical machine to do 33 minutes, or it could involve pushing yourself to add an extra set or reps in the weight room.
Going beyond your comfort zone will add to your foundation, and before you know it, that 33-minute elliptical workout will feel routine.
“I had a gentlemen in Club Silver who was doing 15 minutes on the treadmill most days. Over time, he worked his way up to 45 minutes or an hour,” Grossman said. “Increasing your workload little by little is a really good approach.”