For some, the thought of going to the gym is not something to look forward to, however we all know it needs to be done. If you are not a fan of working out in the gym, the key is to find an activity you really enjoy doing so you are motivated and it doesn’t feel like hard work, and luckily there are some great alternatives to stay in shape and enjoy it!
Here are 5 fun ways to exercise:
You may remember the days of hula hooping with your friends as a child, but nowadays it is no longer just fun for kids, there are so many different health benefits of hula hooping. It provides a full body workout, burning calories, toning and strengthening muscles, and even improving joint health. In addition to the health benefits, it is simple, cheap and can be done at home, at work, or pretty much anywhere!
Another childhood pastime but also a very popular practice within boxing and other sports, skipping, or ‘jump rope’, is one of the best cardio workouts and a great way to burn calories. Similar to hooping, skipping provides a full body workout, it’s great for muscle toning, it’s cheap and it can be done anywhere and all ages.
Bounce your way to losing weight and strengthening and toning your muscles. What could be simpler? This is a brilliant form of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), and even benefits your lymphatic system. Rebounding is excellent for strengthening muscles and weight loss, and to increase bone density, flexibility and balance. It is very low impact, perfect for those, like osteoporosis sufferers, who need to do weight-bearing activities, without impact, and at a reduced injury risk.
We have a great selection of exercise classes to choose from at Grayshott, suitable for all levels, from Yoga to Zumba. We will also have Rebounders arriving at Grayshott in the next few weeks, with a weekly programme of classes suitable for all ages and fitness levels.