As a personal trainer I often am asked “what is the best workout?” The truth is the answer is different depending on the person. If your goal is to compete in a fitness competition your workouts will probably look different from that of a 70 year old who wants more balance or that of a mom who’s goal is to have more energy to run around with her kids.
The best workout for you is ultimately the one that both gets you to your goal and is enjoyable enough that you will stick to it. If you absolutely hate the gym and you have no desire to be a competitive physique athlete, there’s really no reason to be in the gym six days a week. Life is too short to be unhappy.
So find your bliss. Find what makes you want to get up a little earlier in the morning. If you love running, find a running group. Make friends, have fun. If you’re into adventure sports or just doing something new, find a rock climbing wall or a ropes course. Maybe yoga gives you the peace you can’t find in your day to day life.
I’m not saying that you absolutely don’t need to step foot in a gym to achieve your goal. However it’s about finding the balance that works for you.
The point is a workout is only as good as your adherence to the given program. Be honest with yourself about your goals and if you need help coming up with the right plan for you I’m always happy to help.