Fun Workouts: 3 Things to Try Today
We all know that consistency is the key when it comes to working out, but there is one thing that will keep you consistent with your workout routine above everything else. You may be thinking willpower or having the right routine are key. They are important, but having fun is a powerful motivator. People do things that are fun regardless of whether that thing is good or bad for them. Fortunately, making your workout fun will motivate you to get that workout in.(1)
Spinning is a more modern form of riding your mom’s old exercise bike. It’s an indoor cycling exercise class using a stationary bicycle with a weighted flywheel. In spite of how fun it looks, spinning can be a grueling workout. An instructor-led class is great for motivation, but it’s important to slow up or take breaks as you build up your endurance.
This is a great way to get a cardio workout, build your endurance, increase your oxygen flow, improve your core, and strengthen your leg muscles. It’s also an amazing calorie burner. No matter what your fitness level, giving your all at a spin class will maximize your calorie burn. It’s also a great way to train for specific sports even surfing. You can learn more about spin bikes and surfing workouts from Brice Mansa from Getinwaveshape.
Rebounding is another great way to get your fitness in while still having fun. Rebounding is simply bouncing on a mini trampoline. There are a lot of mini trampolines available, but you want to find one with a soft bounce so that the impact isn’t jarring. There are cheaper versions of rebounders and mini trampolines available, but it’s probably well worth the investment to get quality equipment if you plan on actually using it.
There are many benefits to rebounding. It’s a low-impact aerobic exercise. People at any fitness level, including elderly people and people recovering from injuries, can benefit from rebounding. Whether you’re an elite athlete doing a hard-core routine or an elderly person doing a gentle health bounce, you can benefit from rebounding. A study by NASA showed that rebounding required more effort than running, yet was easier on the joints.
The up and down force of jumping on the rebounder actually stimulates every cell in the body. You accelerate as you bounce up then achieve a brief weightlessness before bouncing downward. This also results in an increased G-force. This action is said to stimulate every cell in the body. The bouncing also stimulates your lymphatic system creating a whole host of health benefits from detoxification to strengthening the immune system.(2)
The above exercises can be performed in a gym or at home if you have the right equipment. An exercise everyone can perform is walking. Walking is one of the most beneficial things that we can do to stay healthy. Anyone can benefit from walking. Most of us take this exercise for granted, but it is an easy and natural form of movement that can really benefit your fitness level when practiced on a regular basis. It’s up to you to make it fun. Whether you like quiet time for reflection, enjoying nature, catching up with walking buddies, or listening to music and podcasts walking is a great way to move your body and have fun.