There are so many different ways to get fit, but all of them require some form of exercise. We’ve all heard about crunches and pushups and aerobic exercises and running, but it just gets boring and tedious so quick. The good thing is – you don’t have to just do one form of exercise consistently to lose weight and get fit. You can mix it up and do something different every day or every week. It’s all about getting your body moving and getting that heart rate up. Here we compiled for you a list of 8 unique ways to get fit that you probably haven’t thought of before.
Kickboxing can be extremely fun and it’s definitely a workout that will get your blood pumping and give you a full body workout. Plus you have the choice of either hiring a trainer for this to get one on one sessions or just sign up for a group class. Not only will it be a great way to get fit, but it’s also a pretty valuable lesson in self-defense, so you’ll not only look fitter but also feel more confident and safe when out and about.
Hold your judgement until you actually try this type of workout. It’s actually quite intense and is a very good workout. It’s hard work doing all those moves. So give it a chance. It can both help you get fit and unleash your inner fantasies too. Who wouldn’t want to be able to move and dance like this?
If you’re not ready for the uber sexy twerk, you can try any other type of dancing really. If you’re into hip hop dancing or perhaps salsa or tango – all of these are a good workout. But ballet will be a perfect choice here, it’s a perfect workout that doesn’t feel like an actual workout and just feels like a fun activity.
You probably think of jumping on a trampoline as a childish activity, but it can really help you get in shape. It’s fun, it’s silly, but it’s definitely a form of cardio that we can get behind. And if you try to do tricks like spins and backflips you will burn even more calories. If you’re already a pro at this, you can try jumping on a pogo stick, having to not only jump but also balance will make it a nice workout for your core muscles too.
You know how some people say then need shopping therapy, well shopping can also be quite a workout too. The goal is to pick a big enough mall or a street full of shops and walk around and visit all of them. Always take the stairs, not the lift, try on as many things as you can, and if you’re a true shopaholic you’ll easily spend a couple of hours doing something you enjoy while also getting the benefits of a cardio workout.
By now we all know that hula-hooping isn’t just for kids. You’ve probably heard of a coupe of celebs who swear by it as a way to get fit and maintain their good figure. It’s a relatively easy exercise to do, and you can hoop while rocking out to your favorite music or while watching your favorite TV show or movie.
7. Belly Dance
If it’s a toned midsections you’re after – belly dancing is the way to go. It’s just as effective as crunches and other ab exercises, but it’s way more fun and it’s a new skill you’ll be learning. Something you can definitely show off to your partner or on the dancefloor, who knows maybe it’ll become your party trick. And rest assured you don’t need to be super slim to try this, you can do belly dancing no matter what size you are.
Rollerblading in a park is a nice alternative to a walk or a morning run. It definitely feels more fun and more thrilling that just walking, cause you get to go way faster. Sure there’s a bit of a learning curve if you’ve never rollerbladed before, but it’s worth it. You can also do ice-skating if you prefer winter sports. Or if you’re really competitive you can try signing up for roller derby.