Do you want to get fit but can’t stand the idea of tedious exercises at the gym? Don’t like sport much either? Well this is the article for you; below I’ve covered five slightly different ways that you can get fit. These will hopefully get you looking forward to exercising rather than dreading it!
Paintball & Laser Quest
Do you think you have what it takes to be a soldier but don’t fancy actually fighting? Then this is definitely the activity for you.
This is probably one of the most enjoyable ways to get fit you can get, it helps that you don’t even know that you’re exercising most of the time. Rolling around in the dirt or peering round corners will get your heart racing and the adrenaline pumping.
Not only are both these activities great ways to burn calories and improve all round fitness they are also great for stress relief. Had a tough week at work? Then unload a few paintballs at the enemy team that you’ve successfully outflanked – feel better now?
If any form of running or jogging doesn’t particularly take your fancy then how about trying your hand at climbing? There are loads of climbing centres dotted around the country and they are generally very reasonably priced (all the equipment is provided).
Climbing itself is a great way to improve upper body strength especially in the shoulders and back. Although there are climbing centres in most places there is also the opportunity to climb on natural rock faces as opposed to climbing walls. These are probably only for the more advanced climbers though.
This one may sound a little mainstream but bear with me. Dancing is obviously a great way to get fit; you burn loads of calories whilst using pretty much all the muscles in your body. In fact over the last couple of years there has been a huge drive in the number of fitness dance classes available such as Zumba. Don’t get me wrong these are great ways to get fit but we’re trying to avoid tedious remember.
That’s why I’m talking about proper dancing not cardio to music. Take up a tango, salsa or ballroom dance class. They aren’t specifically designed as exercises but they will help you to get fit nonetheless. Not only that but you’ll be picking up a pretty cool skill too; next time you’re at a wedding you can wow the guests with your moves instead of that awkward shuffle you normally do.
This is definitely a personal favourite of mine. Although most of us spend a fair amount of time walking around during the working week that doesn’t really compare to hiking in terms of getting fit. Hiking is like walking but on steroids; long walks on uneven paths, up hills and through mud will strengthen the muscles in your legs.
There’ll definitely be no more huffing and puffing when you are going up the stairs once you’ve been hiking for a little while. Not only will it help you to get fit but you’ll also see some amazing parts of the countryside whilst exercising.