Pinterest is an endless source of information and ideas on any and all topics. If you’re planning to focus a bit more on fitness in 2015, Pinterest can also be a great source for all things exercise-related.
If you’re new to Pinterest, you’ll have to go through the quick, free sign-up. Then you can create your own Pinterest fitness board to keep track of everything that piques your interest. When you find something that you like, click “Pin,” and it’ll be saved on your board.
The great thing about Pinterest is that it allows you to create a completely customized fitness plan. If you want to focus on a specific part of your body, like your stomach or arms, you can look for targeted workouts. You can find exercises that use the workout equipment that you already have, or you can look for exercises that can be done with no equipment at all. You can even find exercises that work with your physical limitations or pain condition.
On days when you’re struggling to convince yourself why you should stay active, a look around a few Pinterest fitness boards can turn up tons of quotes and pictures to encourage you. Some boards can even help you find clothes, workout equipment, or other products to make your workouts easier, as well as snacks and meals to keep you healthy.
Here are ten great Pinterest fitness boards to keep you moving:
- Be Fit, by Erin Freedman: This board has lots of workout ideas. Several are fitness routines that can be done without any equipment, but many utilize simple equipment like weights, kettle balls, or resistance bands. Additionally, you can find many unique products to help you with your fitness goals, from clothes to shoes to workout equipment.
- Fitness Fitness Fitness, by Mariah Hofstad: If you’re looking for something specific, this is a great Pinterest fitness board to check out. There are lots of workout ideas focused on specific areas of the body, as well as several timed workouts for days when you’ve got limited time. Also, while there are plenty of suggestions for activities that use equipment, there’s more than enough on this board to keep you busy if you don’t have any equipment at all. You can also find some great snack and meal ideas here.
- Health & Fitness, by Lindsey Bray: This board has many no-equipment-needed workouts, most of which are pretty intense. It’s a great place to look for ideas if you’re focused on toning and strengthening. Even if the workouts are a bit much for you, this board is well worth visiting because of the many inspirational quotes to keep you going, as well as product ideas to help you along.
- FITNESS, by Inge Falappino: In addition to really great products and inspirational quotes, this board has lots of workout ideas for those who know exactly what they want. Whether you want to lose weight, tighten your stomach, or tone your arms, you can find a workout for you. There are also several short workouts, so if you’ve got less than ten minutes, you can find something to squeeze in during your break.
- Fitness and Health, by Kate with a Camera: This Pinterest fitness board has some good workout ideas. Mostly, though, it’s all about the inspiration. There are quotes here to keep you focused on fitness, but there is also inspiring quotes and mantras to keep you positive, rather than frustrated, about the body you have now. You can even find information about what you ought to eat to stay on track.
- Exercise for disabled or not, by Lee Morrissey: There isn’t a lot on this Pinterest fitness board yet, but it’s added to regularly. The pins that are here are workouts and exercises for beginners or disabled people. Most are exercises that can be done from a chair or wheelchair.
- Physically Fit, by Judith Haworth: You can find a huge variety of ideas on this Pinterest fitness board. Some of the workouts here are intense, while others are simple things you can do at home or the office. There are also fun tips to keep you active, like Pandora workout stations to get you pumped.
- RA, by Jessica Carlson: This is another board that doesn’t have a ton of pins, and unfortunately it hasn’t been added to recently. However, it’s aimed at people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), so there are a lot of great exercise options here for people with any sort of pain. Some are targeted for particular painful joints, while others are aimed at gentle overall fitness.
- Exercising for Arthritis, by Cyndi Boehm: Another small and not-often-updated board, this is still a great resource for gentle exercises for anyone just starting out or in pain. There are plenty of chair exercises, as well as exercises that focus on often-neglected areas. For example, you can find activities to strengthen your wrists or improve your balance here.
- Move of the Day, by Health magazine: If you’re looking to add one or two new moves to your daily routine at a time, this is a great board to explore. Each pin is a single move, which makes it easy to try them out one at a time and find moves that really work for you.
What’s your favorite Pinterest fitness board? You can find even more pain-friendly recipes, resources, and exercises over at the Pain Doctor Pinterest board!
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