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6 Fun Ways to Get Fit Without Heading to the Gym.

March 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Exercises, Fitness, Health, Motivation, News, Weekly Column

(BlackFitness101.com) When it comes to getting fit in today’s world, it seems as though the only way that you can really do this is by buying yourself a membership at a gym and exercising there multiple times throughout the week. Although this is an excellent option for many people out there, for some, the gym just doesn’t cut it for them. Whether it be due to time restrictions because of a hectic lifestyle or simply because working out at a gym day-in-day-out seems like an unbearably boring task; well here’s six fun ways that you can get fit without having to step foot in a gym.

  1. – Sports

If you are one of those people who feels like the gym is becoming a tedious task, stop going to the gym. I say this because if you start to dread each workout due to them being dull, you are more than likely to lose motivation and quit exercising altogether, so why not do something a little more exciting like joining a sports team? When taking part in sports, you are literally playing a game so you’re bound to have a lot of fun whilst exercising.

  1. – Races

More specifically, races that include various obstacles where you Young couple running in landscape, Othello, Washington, USAhave to climb over and under things and some of them include swimming through shallow water as well. For the most part, you will find that the courses involve a lot of mud so if you don’t mind getting dirty, you will have a fantastic time as there are many other people competing to keep things interesting. These types of races have managed to blend having fun with fitness, which is why it is becoming increasingly more popular.

  1. – Yoga

I know this seems like something that may not even be considered as exercise by many people however you should not underestimate how effective yoga can be as well as when and how to incorporate it into your fitness lifestyle. Yoga is a great option for those who are looking to ease their way into getting fit or for anyone who want to improve their flexibility, there’s plenty of classes around so don’t hesitate to sign up!

  1. – Walking

Walking sounds quite mundane right? Well getting outside in the fresh air and having the chance to clear your head is something that I think we could all benefit from once in a while, especially when you have had a long and stressful day. Exercise has been associated with decreasing stress levels and that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to do vigorous workouts every day, walking burns calories as well, it’s just a less intense way of doing it. So knock out two birds with one stone by burning some calories as well as getting your mind right.

  1. – Running

Now I don’t just mean going for a run around your block, although that is still an excellent way to exercise in a fun way, try to find some sort of club or place where you can do sprints on an actual track. That way you can track things like your speed and stamina more closely and be trying to improve week in week out to keep you motivated by having something to aim for. Running on a treadmill gets extremely repetitive over time so try running in a different environment and you won’t be disappointed.

  1. – Boxing

This could simply mean grabbing a punching bag and some gloves and just going at it. You can grab a punching bag online at a cost that isn’t going to break your bank, along with some gloves; it’s an exciting way to keep active. You can even get your hands on some pads and have fun with a friend trying out different combinations of punches and so on.

Give these activities a go and you’ll never feel bored from having to workout ever again!

Staff Writer; Leroy Smith

Questions? Feel free to email me at; LSmith@BlackFitness101.com.


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