Let’s face it, the same old gym routine gets old.
Consistency is key to making progress, no matter what your end goal is but if you’re getting burnt out then it may be time to try something new.
There are plenty of great activities that can double as a fun workout.
So if you’re getting tired of staring at the walls on the treadmill you’re in the right place. Read on and we’ll show you five ways to mix things up.
1. Hiking for Fitness
Hiking can be found which is suitable for all fitness levels. Whether you’re a beginner and walking a couple of miles on a fire road or you want something new and you’re willing to navigate steep switchbacks and treacherous terrain.
The best part is that there’s more to it than just the exercise. Just getting yourself out in nature can net you a ton of benefits for your body and mind.
In addition to keeping you healthy, getting out in nature is also one of the best ways to relieve stress.
Depending on your area it’s also a great way to cut costs when you’re working on reaching your next goal. All you need is a pair of shoes.
2. Kick Butt in Competitive Sports
Learn the value of teamwork. Get some functional exercise. Crush the competition.
Competitive sports can be a lot of fun and there are a ton of adult recreational leagues out there. Finding one is as simple as hitting Google, even if you don’t know anyone involved in your area.
Whether you’re pulling on your hockey skates or your lacrosse shorts sports are one of the best ways to get both your mind and body active by participating in a hobby.
3. Reach the Next Level With Rock Climbing
Climbing is a popular sport and you don’t have to be in amazing shape to get involved.
It will work the whole body, as well as your sheer grit. For those adrenaline seekers in the audience, it’s also a great way to get a dose of excitement.
For those who aren’t sure just yet, indoor climbing gyms are a great way to learn and have access to “cliffs” which are suitable for beginners as well. Even the entry-level fitness junkie will want to give it a shot.
4. Martial Arts for Fitness
While yoga is at the top of most people’s minds when it comes to an alternative to running shoes and barbells, martial arts are another great way to get fit.
Depending on the art which you decide to take up you can receive a wide range of benefits. Even better, martial arts have been shown to have mental benefits such as increasing self-esteem and reducing anxiety and depression.
Whether it’s Tae Kwon Do or MMA, think about taking up a class in addition to your normal routine.
5. Jump on a Bike
Cycling is a great workout, even if you’re just using it to get around town.
We’re not all cut out for the Tour de France but a cheap bike and a bit of sweat instead of taking your car to the store can burn a lot of calories.
On top of that, it’s easier on the body than running. That’s good news for those who’re developing shin splints or other problems which come with hitting the track too often.
Find a New, Fun Workout Today
You don’t have to be bored in the gym all the time.
Finding a fun workout can be either a supplement or a real replacement for the usual fitness grind. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to try new things and meet new people.
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