Fun Fitness Exercises - Add Workout Variety and Enjoyment
Are you bored of your workout routine? Here are some ideas for
Get Fresh Air - Yes, make a trip to the outdoors. If you
are like most people, you are in doors all day long and bored with
the daily repetition. Take your lunges outside try jogging, biking
or walking. If you are a regular hitter of the pavement, find new
routes or parks.
with a Buddy - If you want to get personal insight on what sort
of workout your friends enjoy doing, workout with them for a couple
weeks. Training with a friend is a great way to learn new exercises
or teach a friend something new. While doing cardio, walking next
to someone on the treadmill is more fun than watching the clock
tick. Plus when you have a friend meeting you, you will be less
likely to cancel.
Update Tunes - Do you already train to music? If so, this
is good, but it may be time to select new tunes to move to. Playing
the really motivating songs near the end of your cardio can really
keep you going, and help you boost through plateaus. If you don't
train to music - start! You may find it so much easier to get through
those first 10 minutes on the treadmill in the morning or make it
to 30 minutes total. Music is motivating!
Try a Class - You too boys. Check out the class schedule
at the gym and show up for their next kickboxing or hip-hop class.
There is so much more then the 80s leg warmer filled aerobics classes.
In fact establishments such as Crunch gym have Disco Yoga, Cardio
Striptease, African Dance, Fitness and Defense, House Groove, Cycle
Cross, Masala Bhangra, Step & Strength, and Taebo Classes. For
relaxation enjoy Abs & CandleLight Stretch, BOSU Progressive
Pilates and Ashtanga Yoga. Your hour will fly by and you will leave
the gym feeling far more exhilarated then after your regular routine
which you may have been doing for weeks or years! Take advantage
of what your gym is offering you, already in your membership.
Get Sporty - Remember in high school when you were on a
sports team? Well even if you weren't you have the opportunity to
be, and this opportunity is still here for the taking. Join team
sports like volley ball, or soccer, or hike and bike with friends.
Charity Walks - Do good while getting fit. Sign up for a
charitable event such as a run or walk to raise money for a cause
close to your heart. You'll be energized by the contribution you're
making and can bond with others who care as much as you do.
Try Gymnastics - Learn to do a handstand or a back flip.
Can you touch your toes? Work on it either on your own, or with
a certified expert. Check your area for a gymnastics gym in your
area and start at your skill and fitness level.
Yoga or Pilates - Your body will become strengthened and
toned, and your posture will improve. Feel your stresses leave you,
exhaustion diminish and enjoy improved sleep. Clarity and a sense
of well-being will be coming place within your mind.
Pole Dancing - I personally lost over 20 pounds from pole
dancing. Pole dancing is becoming common place in the media as fitness
enthusiasts rave about the muscle toning and confidence building
benefits of pole dancing. Included in classes are sensual dance
and floor moves. Great for improving your coordination, abdominal
and back strength and flexibility.
Martial Arts Classes - Have you ever seen an overweight
person hitting the bag or skipping? Well, if you have they won't
be overweight for long. You can pick what you want since there are
literally dozens of choices: judo, karate, kung-fu, kendo, etc.
Dance Your Heart Out - Hip-hop, Salsa, Break Dancing, Belly
Dancing, Ballroom, or even Exotic Dancing. Who would think that
dancing could be a great workout!? Spend an hour moving your body
and you may find that you have a healthy addiction.
Capoeira: Combing dancing with martial arts. This African-Brazilian
form of martial art/folk dance is a lot of fun since it is done
in a group, where the focus is on cardio, coordination of body parts,
Rush Lovers - Enjoy the high you get from skiing, snowboarding,
parasailing, jet skiing, hang gliding, and surfing. What other activities
do you enjoy that pushes the limits of your comfort zone!? Try something
new each year.
Water Bunny: Enjoy a drop-in swim or join any of the other
water sports at your local swimming pool.
Gardening: Fire the local company that cuts your grass,
blows your leaves, and maintains the yard. Do it yourself instead.
Not only is it good physical exercise, you breathe some fresh air
and learn about gardening.
Relaxation - Are you needing a break from all the excitement
in your day. Many people have taken every cardio class under the
sun but may benefit greatly from taking a relaxation course. Improve
your joint mobility, and muscle flexibility.
Gridiron workout: Punt, pass and kick like the pros. This
workout is derived from the practices used by football players and
the emphasis is on speed and agility.
Bosu: Meaning "both sides up". This training uses
a Bosu balance trainer, which you can buy at many online shopping
websites. The goal here is to adjust to an unstable surface. Try
the Bosu in a group and have some fitness laughs too!