How to Make Getting Fit More Fun
Getting fit doesn’t have to be doing the same routine over and over until you are bored out of your mind. Instead, make it fun by participating in these suggestions!
Do to the variety of exercises and tempo, you don’t have time to get bored. Set up a circuit where you do jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups, tri-cep dips, crunches and high knees each for 60 to 90 seconds. As soon as you are done with one exercise move on to the next. Repeat the circuit two or three times resting between each iteration.
Join a sports team
Remember the feeling of exhilaration in high school when you played football, basketball or ran track and field? As an adult you can get that same feeling again. Softball, racquetball, tennis are all fun sports that raise your heart rate and burn a lot of calories. If you weren’t info sport when you were younger, go ahead a try. There are a lot of community sports teams you can join.
Run an obstacle course
More and more city parks and recreation departments are setting up obstacle courses in their parks. Do to the varied nature of the stations, you are always doing something different like, climbing over a wall, walking across a log, climbing a rope or swinging across a water pit. They are exciting ways to work out and you are almost guaranteed to get dirty or wet!
Go for a hike
Going for a hike is much different than going for a mundane walk. Usually hiking is done over a varied terrain on an uneven medium like gravel or dirt and may require you to negotiate around boulders, go up hill and down the other side. The hike is usually worth the exercise value derived from the hike; the scenery encountered is an added bonus.
Run on a track
If you want to challenge your body once in a while, try running on a track. Many of them are cushioned so they are gentler on your knees and ankles and because of the smooth level surface, you can increase your speed. You may even experience a déjà vu moment if you ran track in high school.
Jump on a Trampoline:
Oh my!!! I recently started teaching a Trampoline Fitness class and I am having a blast!!! It makes you feel like you are 5 years old again! And…. There is no impact so your joints do not suffer. And… it burns 1000 calories and hour!!! And… it is fabulous for your lymphatic system (remember, it doesn’t move unless you do). And… you can do it no matter what your fitness level.
And… oh… did I say it a blast!!!!!
If you are in the Grapevine, TX area, come join me at Altitude Trampoline Park in Grapevine. My classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8pm. Or… just check it out and “GO JUMP!”
Or… just find a Trampoline Park in your area. They are popping up everywhere.
There are so many opportunities to make exercising fun that there is no reason to be stuck in the same routine day-after-day. Each day of the week you could be doing something different and TOTALLY enjoying your exercise…imagine that???? Go ahead, try one of these suggestions and let me know how it goes.