Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fight Treadmill Boredom with Aaptiv

Usually by this time in the year I'm exclusively running outside. After being on the treadmill all winter I don't want to spend any extra time on it once it starts warming up. But this year it seems like spring and summer are taking their sweet time to get here. So I've been on the treadmill much more lately.

Part of the reason that treadmill running is so much harder than running outside is that it's more boring.  The scenery doesn't change, you don't feel like you're making progress in your run because you're staying in the same place, and there's a big STOP button in front of your face the whole time.



Thank heaven for Aaptiv! If I wasn't using Aaptiv I don't know how I'd be able to get through some of these treadmill runs. Aaptiv isn't just for treadmill running, but it is awesome for the treadmill for a couple of different reasons.

One of the easiest ways to make the treadmill more exciting is to play around with the speed and incline. Aaptiv is awesome for that because you pick a workout and the trainer prompts you when it's time to change speeds or up the incline. It keeps things interesting and keeps you working on your workout.


Aaptiv provides awesome trainers that talk you through your workout. It's not an automated voice like on some running apps telling you what your pace is, they are real people.  The trainers go in and record a workout for you to use and they do it in a way that makes you feel like you're with them in person or that you're hearing from a friend. They give you encouragement and help you focus on your goal.  They tell you what's coming next and remind you to keep your form in check.

Along with the trainers, Aaptiv also has music to go along with every workout.  They have a huge variety of music and the trainers pick which songs to put on their workouts. So not only do you have someone cheering you on, but you have music to run to and help push you through.

Running on the treadmill doesn't always have to be boring.  Even if I'd rather be outside, running on the treadmill with Aaptiv makes it so much more enjoyable.

**This post isn't sponsored by Aaptiv, but there are some affiliate links. I really do use and love Aaptiv and love to share it too. 

How do you make the treadmill more interesting?

How often do you use the treadmill in the summertime?

7 comments:

  1. I've wondered abou this app. I really dislike treadmill running but sometimes you just have to do it. Thanks for the review!

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    1. I really love this aap. it's definitely worth, at least, the 30 day trial! Thanks for reading!

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  2. I'm one of those weird people that love running on my treadmill and run almost all my miles that way. The thing that does it for me? Watching Hulu or Netflix. I pick a show that my husband doesn't like or that requires a lot of focus ('cause let's face it, Grey's Anatomy is hard to watch with a three year old around) and my morning treadmill sessions become my "me" time. I love it!

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    1. I love that idea! I'm so glad you have a way to love it and to give yourself a little extra me time. Have a great day Megan!

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  3. I'm all about anything that can make treadmill runs feel less "blah"!

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  4. That's pretty cool. It's like a coach in your ear, on a treadmill. Is there a cost associated with it?

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  5. I've heard about Aaptiv before and am definitely interested. I didn't realize there was a 30 day trial!

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