1.) Change it up: Change the incline and speed on any machine (aka HIIT). It challenges you and will help you to torch calories. Here are some great HIIT workouts to try out!
pbfingers blog has some great workout
Lifeinleggings.com has good HIIT workout
I have a few which you can find here.
Websites like popsugar, Shape and Fitness magazine have great workouts too.
2.) Stay off your phone: I have noticed that if I spend time flipping through facebook and instagram I work a lot less harder than if I were to just focus on my workout.
3.) Hop on and off: Hop on a machine for 5 minutes, hop off and do a variation of jumping jacks, burpees, squats, lunges, plank jacks or something else of the sort and jump back on a machine and go back and forth for a half hour or so. It helps mix things up and makes time go by faster.
5.) Mix it up: Try not to do the same cardio workout everyday, or every other day depending on how often you do cardio. Sometimes I have what I like to call cardio ADD and hop from on machine to the other and end up getting a great cardio workout. Also try going to different cardio classes to mix things up!
Do you have any tips for making the most out of your workout?
What is your favorite form of cardio?