10 Fun and Exciting Work out Ideas
It’s not uncommon for people to get bored with repeating gym and workout routines. This can lead to a loss of motivation, which ultimately leads to quitting the routine altogether. But it doesn’t have to be like that! There are many ways you can make your usual work out more exciting and challenging. Here are some ideas:
1) Do yoga in a different setting.
Yoga can be done almost anywhere, so why not try doing it outdoors? Yoga is an extremely good way to relax and clear your mind, especially if you’re stressed. It also strengthens your core muscles and improves flexibility. The great thing about yoga is that no matter how good you are at it, you can always progress. I would recommend trying to yoga with your workout buddies.
2) Work out with a friend.
Working out with a friend adds another level of excitement and makes the work out more fun! It can also be motivating because you want them to do well too! Just make sure that you pick the right exercises and don’t push yourselves too hard.
3) Take a dance class.
Dancing is a great way to get your heart rate up and have fun! There are many different types of dance classes, so find the one that best suits you. Dancing is an excellent way to improve your balance, coordination and flexibility.
4) Go for a hike.
Check with your local parks and recreation department to find suitable hiking trails in your area. Hiking is an excellent way to get some fresh air and clear your mind. It will also give you a great workout, as it requires you to walk long distances. Just make sure that the trail isn’t too hilly or else you will feel like you’ll be working out much more than you expected.
5) Play an air sport.
Air sports are one of my favorite activities because they involve all aspects of fitness; cardiovascular endurance, coordination, explosiveness and aerobic capacity. The only downside is that most places don’t have these available for people to play in their free time. However, if you have a trampoline available, then it’s the perfect thing to add some excitement into your usual workout routine.
6) Do a ropes course.
Ropes courses come in many different forms and are extremely fun! They use different types of equipment such as zip lines, rope ladders, cargo nets and tightropes to create a unique work out experience. Ropes courses can be found at most outdoor activity parks and are great for all ages.
7) Take up a new sport.
Sports are an excellent way to get in shape, have fun and meet new people. Why not try a sport that you’ve never played before? There are many sports that you can choose to play, such as badminton, volleyball, soccer and even dodge ball.
8) Try HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) training
This form of training is extremely popular for people who are looking to get in shape quickly. It’s also an excellent method for breaking through plateaus, which are common when working out. HIIT has gotten a lot of media coverage lately due to its effectiveness and it’s great that more people are becoming aware of this form of training.
9) Join outdoor bootcamps.
Bootcamps are becoming more popular, which means you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one near you. Most of them are free to attend but some of them require a monthly membership. They are group work outs that focus on high intensity training and challenging exercises. Check us out for our bootcamp sessions!
I hope you found this article helpful and that it’s given you some inspiration for ways to make your usual work out more exciting. Getting bored with the same old routine is a surefire way of developing bad habits, so don’t let yourself fall into that trap!
Remember: there are always new things coming along every day as well as new opportunities. You just need to be open-minded enough to try them. It may take time before you find what works best for you but in the meantime, keep trying different options until one clicks and becomes part of your life.