Fitness is a goal on everyone’s list. Even if we have the time and money to go to a gym, some of us get demotivated merely by how monotonous it tends to get. Gyms can be exhausting, so much so that people just stop going after a while because even the thought of all that work puts them off. Even with a trainer, doing simple exercises becomes boring after a while. Thus, we have come up with alternatives which are super fun and also do more than just making you fit.
- Dance workout
A dance workout is for those who simply enjoy dancing. They don’t test your skills or talent, instead all you have to do is dance out. The steps are high on energetic and fast, so that your body moves in the right way, generating sweat and exerting muscles. You’ll be having so much fun, you’d forget that this was actually supposed to be a tiring workout session. The music is also perky and it gets more fun if you go with a group of friends. This is basically a mini party, except that you have to follow the steps being shown. If you’re already a natural dancer, this will make you a more polished one.
Almost everyone knows how to ride a cycle since it was a childhood activity for them. Cycling is a fun thing to do, whether you do it for travelling for short distances or for leisure. It is also the best exercise for your legs and tones them, as it builds all the muscles that it is supposed to. Even gyms have cycling equipment. Pick an actual bicycle over it any day and explore the area around you. Not only will it shape your body, but it will also invigorate you.
Swimming is a life skill everyone must know, period. No other sport or exercise tones your body like swimming does. It involves exercise and movement of the entire body, not only making you look good but also building your stamina and energy. It is also therapeutic as an hour in the water can freshen your mind. If you love water, all you would want to do is lie in the water. The best part is, you don’t need to be a pro at swimming to do it, enjoy it or for it to benefit you!
Walking, jogging and running is seriously underrated for the good it does to your body. It is an activity which requires no equipment, money or even previous preparation. It is often the first warm up exercise for those wanting to get into regular working out. It builds your stamina and energy level, the results are seen after one consistent month. It is also an activity which requires no training or company and you can track your own progress. Not to mention, it is a lot of fun to explore areas on foot.
Yoga sounds boring for most but once you get the hang of it, you start enjoying it. The health benefits are innumerable of course, but it is also an up and coming fitness trend, which is seeing a lot of participation. Yoga is for those who want a more relaxed, peaceful workout even if the results are slow. It also calms one’s mind and makes the body more flexible. If your idea of enjoyment is to unwind and relax, yoga is for you.
- Sports (freestyle)
If discipline is not your thing and all you want to do is have fun, grab a bunch of friends and start playing any outdoor game, be it badminton, football or cricket. In friendly matches, the focus is not how well you play but rather how much fun you’re having. So as long as you’re doing something, there will be body movement and it will contribute to your fitness. So even playing casually helps. With time you even get better. And sports are such that once you’re interested or accustomed, they keep getting more engaging. To add to that, friends always make it better.
The next time you feel like skipping gym, go ahead and do one of these activities, for fun is guaranteed!