Is it possible to make fitness fun? The answer to this question is quite simple – yes, but understanding why living a healthy life and going to the gym often has become boring or uninteresting is hard. Some people go to the gym, even though they hate it – most of these people don’t actually hate working out, but they hate the atmosphere of a gym – sweaty people, loud music and sound of clanging metal – these are not the most pleasant things you can encounter in gym. It seems like there is no possibility to make fitness fun. Or there maybe is?
If you hate going to the gym, you should keep in mind that this is not the only way to exercise to lose weight and be fit. Take kids for example – making them do some workouts in the class is the worst thing, but take them to park and give them a ball – you won’t believe the excitement! They will start playing and will do a good workout, without even noticing it – because they have fun.
Now, only thing you need to do is to find out what exercises appeal to your inner child and every workout from there on will be fun and interesting. Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing wrong with working out in the gym and there are a lot of people who got awesome results in the gym, but this kind of working out is not everyone.
First thing you need to try out if you want to change your regular workout routine is to explore the great outdoors. It is impossible not to a way of recreation that suits your lifestyle and that you will enjoy doing. Some of the activities you can engage in outside are: climbing, jogging, backpacking, hiking, biking, skiing, waterskiing, swimming, rollerblading, walking your dog (if you don’t have one, get one – it will change your life), mountain biking, walking, rafting or canoeing. There are many more activities that outdoors offer, but these are just some of the popular.
Remember that it is always a good idea to find someone to workout with – someone from your friends or family. For example, hiking is an activity that you should not engage in alone, while on the other hand going on a ride with your bicycle is something that you can do alone. The interesting thing is that people spend thousands and thousands of dollars to go somewhere on vacation to go rafting, without even realizing that they could be doing that more than often.
Did you think about joining a sports team? There are many small teams competing in leagues of their own – in USA there is a lot of basketball, soccer and baseball teams that consist of regular people competing against other teams, made out of the similar people. No one is competing for money or glory, instead they compete to have fun and to exercise while doing so. This is an awesome way to get fit, while having fun and meeting new people.