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Brenden Gallagher, Freelance Contributor

What my current fitness routine looks like: Lift 3 times a week, cardio 3 times a week
When I get in a rut I: Try something new. I try to switch up my weightlifting routine every 6 weeks or so. As far as cardio I'll try anything once: yoga, spin, boot camp. Almost all of it gives you a better burn than running on the treadmill everyday.

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Sean Evans, Editorial Producer, Complex News

What my current fitness routine looks like: 1.5 hours at the gym (at least four days a week). I usually run 3 - 5 miles, then lift for 45 minutes to an hour.

When I get in a rut I: I think about the girls who've dumped me. I think about the shitty food I eat. I think about the hours I've spent on the couch, hungover and/or stoned. Ultimately, I become so disgusted that the only way to feel better is to torment myself at the gym. I don't know if that's a "healthy" way to be healthy, but I can bench press my bodyweight, like, 20 times.

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Sean Botwinick, Marketing Design Director

What my current fitness routine looks like: *50 pushups before every shower*
MON // morning: 3.9 mile run, abs
TUES // morning: 3.9 mile run, arms; evening: soccer
WED // rest
THURS // morning: 3.9 mile run, chest/shoulders, abs
FRI // rest
SAT // midday: 5-6 mile run
SUN // rest

When I get in a rut I: Remember how hard it was to get to this point and how much it'll set me back by slacking. It's cliche, but you get out what you put in.

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Evan Carlson, Product Manager, Emerging Platforms & Mobile

What my current fitness routine looks like: It’s hard to be excited about going gym & running, so my routine is a mix of a few different thing. Surfing before work when the swell is right, 3-4 hours of skateboarding one night a week, yoga two days a week, hiking or biking on the weekends. Having your mind right is key to staying fit, so I try to meditate for at least 3 days a week before I start my day.

When I get in a rut I: Find a friend. All it takes is one good day of surfing, skating or biking with a friend, you can really feed off of that energy, it will totally reinvigorate you.

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Stephen Fiorentine, Freelance Writer, Sneaker Report

What my current fitness routine looks like: Lots and lots of pickup basketball

When I get in a rut I: Try and remember what I used to be able to do on the basketball court compared to now.

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Danny Mitchell, Freelance Writer, Sneaker Report
What my current fitness routine looks like: When I can't get out to play some pickup basketball, my routine usually consists of running 3-5 times a week or hitting up local hiking trails just outside NYC.
When I get in a rut I: Gather up some friends, bump some tunes, and try to get a solid 5-on-5 run going.

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Anthony Rivera, Senior Web Developer
What my current fitness routine looks like: Virtually Non Existent
When I get in a rut I: Look for things to do that don't seem like exercise. Playing a game of Handball with Friends, going for a Bike Ride, Indoor Rock Climbing, going to a Yoga class with a Friend. Basically I look for activities that are great workouts, but just don't seem like a chore to do repetitively, essentially tricking my body in to exercising while also having fun.

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Brendan Dunne, News Editor, Sole Collector

What my current fitness routine looks like: Running anywhere from 3 to 8 miles a week in Prospect Park and trying to keep up with my girlfriend while doing it.

When I get in a rut I: Try to isolate what it is that's making me stop running at a certain point or making me fall short of my previous week. It's rare that I'm out there running until I phsyically can't do it anymore, so I'm usually able to reason with myself that it's a mental barrier that I've erected. Recognizing that helps me eliminate it and get back to work.

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Riley Jones, Freelance Writer, Sneaker Report
What my current fitness routine looks like: To be honest, I haven't been getting in the gym quite as much as I'd like to lately, but I always try for a minimum of three days a week, rotating between arms/back, legs, and cardio. I usually put an emphasis on strength training since I'm a skinny guy and I'm able get a good amount of cardio work out of the gym anyway.
When I get in a rut I: Switch it up to something I'll actually enjoy doing. Everyone has those days when they don't feel like going to the gym, so I'll hit up a friend to join in a game of full court hoops instead. I've also been getting into tennis more and more, and am considering taking up biking as an alternative to those annoying leg days.

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Sean Sweeney, Content Marketing Editor

What my current fitness routine looks like: I do something every day, or at least try to -- normally it's lifting two-three times per week, biking on the days that I don't do any lifting, basketball as often as possible which is usually a couple of times a month (wish I could play more), and tennis, which I never get to play enough of.

When I get in a rut I: Mix it up. I know that sounds cliche but that works best for me. In HS and college, I hurt myself a number of times, all of it from overuse, so mixing up the activities has helped me to feel good/not old and kept me from overusing any parts of my body. Also, I gotta constantly update my music, esp. if I'm lifting or biking, because if I don't I'll just get SUPER bored.

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