Not everyone is a gym freak or a marathon runner. Some prefer yoga or walking, and some, due to the lack of time, may just take the stairs instead of the elevator! What matters most is your will to get fit; and often, it’s that fight between your will and your other priorities that determine your fitness regime.
Speaking of fitness regimes, there’s no “perfect” go-to solution to keep fit. Everyone has their own drill that works for them.
Experts too recommend that whether it is running on the treadmill or just cutting down on carbs, you should pick what suits you best. But of course, there may be times when that same old routine could get boring, pushing you to have more cheat days than you should.
Well, here’s good news! We’ve brought you five ways that can help you make your fitness journey more exciting. No gimmicks. Promise!
This is probably the easiest way to work out! Have a dance party, and you wouldn’t even realize you’re burning calories! Old or young, who doesn’t like to dance? You don’t need the perfect moves or grooves, just move to the beat. Plus, you don’t need any equipment; just a source of music and ample space to dance. Shut the door, crank up the volume, and dance away.
If you’re serious about dancing, you could book dancing classes, like hip hop, jazz, Bollywood or even learn through YouTube tutorials.
Try the mat
It is a common misconception that yoga is all about twisting yourself into weird positions. However, that is quite untrue. Instead of getting caught up with all these preconceptions, just take a yoga class or watch a YouTube tutorial about how to begin with easy yoga asanas. The best part is that you don’t need any equipment to perform yoga. All you need is a yoga mat and you’re all set!
Yoga can be modified to accommodate children, the elderly, and those with physical limitations. And for cheat days, you can just perform a really long savasana (lie on your back with your hands by your side and nap on the mat)!
Walk your furry friend
Finding it difficult to commit to daily exercise? Let your dog tag along and motivation will be taken care of! Take long walks around the neighborhood, or head to a dog park to play a game of “fetch”. Time would fly by and it wouldn’t even feel like exercise.
Try boot camp training
Boot camp is often based on military training and is a great incentive to get you moving. This sort of interval training is effective and fun. It is intensive but definitely worth it if you’re into all the rage.
Get fit with your friends
If going to classes isn’t working out for you, why not start a co-op with your friends and neighbors? Each participant would be responsible for organizing a group activity and this will be done on a rotation basis.
The activities could be planned in a way to keep it flexible and accommodate all age groups. You can engage in kickball, golf, badminton, tag, treasure hunt and any other group games you can come up with.
Give it a shot
Getting fit isn’t easy and sometimes it tends to get very boring. Nevertheless, the journey mustn’t end. Mentioned above were just five ways to make fitness fun, but there are hundreds of other possibilities if you’re up for it.