While more traditional methods of getting fit like gym, running, and bodyweight fitness are effective when done right, many people find them tedious and difficult to get into. Whether its losing weight or building muscle mass, it shouldn’t be something you dread doing.
If anything, you should look forward to exercising and see it as a positive aspect of your life. After all, it’s essential to your wellbeing no matter how you feel about it. Luckily, there are numerous ways you can achieve your fitness goals while having a great time. Here are five that you can get started with today.
While the internet will have you believe that parkour solely involves hopping between skyscrapers and hanging off construction cranes, you can enjoy the sport without risking a heart attack. Setting up a basic obstacle course, even on a field, and finding the most efficient way of traversing it is as much parkour as scaling the Burj Khalifa, albeit less terrifying.
Parkour involves a lot of skill-based movements that, when mastered, will not only help you get fit, but also improve your motor skills, balance, stamina, and coordination. All you need is a pair of shoes and somewhere to get started.
There are few things in life as fun as being able to jump twice your height and land effortlessly, only to do it again and again until you run out of breath. Trampolines are a great way of getting fit as your mind will be focused solely on jumping and landing, as opposed to the effort you’re putting in.
You won’t know that you’ve just burned a vending machine worth of calories until you look at the time and realize that you’ve been jumping for an hour. Get started by checking out the Trampolinify guides on the right trampoline for you.
The fresh mountain air, beautiful flora and challenging terrain make hiking the perfect sport for anyone looking to get fit while having a great time. Simply lace up your hiking boots, pack your backpack, and grab a few friends. The feeling of accomplishment once you’ve completed your adventure is like no other.
Ever fancied the idea of a rigorous obstacle course but loathe having to listen to some glorified weekend soldier scream in your ears? Set up your own challenge from the comfort of your backyard and see what you’re capable of. Create a routine that you can build upon and gauge your ability to complete it.
All you need is a pair of running shoes, a track (or even your local block if it isn’t too busy), and a timer. Start the clock and see how fast you can complete a lap. Come back the next day, rinse and repeat. With enough dedication, you’ll be a sprinter in no time.
Becoming the fastest, strongest and healthiest version of yourself doesn’t have to be difficult. It all comes down to finding a way to achieve your goals that suits you. What fun activity do you do to get fit? Let us know in the comments down below.