Do you constantly kick yourself for not working out enough? You know you need to exercise but you just hate the gym? Tried to force yourself to get that gym membership and get fit but ended up not going even once and just wasting your money on that membership fee? I think a lot of people can relate to this! The gym is a great place to be fit but it’s not for everyone. So if you really want to pursue your fitness goals but the idea of going to the gym just saps all the energy and motivation in you, here are some alternatives that you can try!
If you like to dance, try Zumba! It’s an aerobic workout that blends choreograph footwork and body movements from salsa, merengue, flamenco, and other dances to sculpt your body and burn fat. When you dance to the beat during Zumba class you won’t even realize that you’re also toning your abs, thighs, glutes, and arms at the same time!
This may seem like a child’s play to you but don’t underestimate how much it can slim your waist, hips, buttocks, and thighs all while toning your abdominals and lower back muscles! When you come to think of it, it’s actually a great cardio workout that can also bring a lot of giggles.
3. Pole Dancing
Pole dancing forces you to build upper body strength in order to lift your body off the pole while doing all sorts of dance routines, spins on the pole, and floor routines. Doing all that definitely works out your entire body.
4. Indoor Rock Climbing
Since you’re constantly shifting your weight, using your legs to push yourself up and using your arms to pull yourself up when rock climbing, your build muscles all over the place and strengthen your core. Because of this, an hour of rock climbing alone can help you burn 800 calories! That’s some intense workout you don’t even realize.
5. Rope Jumping
Did you know that just 15 minutes of jumping rope can burn about 200 calories? This is why it’s one of the highly suggested cardio workouts because it’s very effective yet you won’t dread to do because it doesn’t feel like a workout at all.
Like a physical chess match, where you learn to anticipate your opponent’s next move and react to it. Fencing is an exciting mental and physical exercise. With its intense arm and footwork, fencing can really burn some calories. Aside from that, it can also help you improve your speed, flexibility, and coordination while toning the buttocks, stomach and thigh muscles.
7. Teaming Up
Instead of forcing yourself to go to the gym, why not play a sport you’ve always like. A team sports like softball or basketball can even be more enjoyable for you because it would really feel like you’re just playing and goofing around with your friends while still being able to get a good sweat throughout the game.
Skating looks fun, not to mention easy on the joints because you’re just practically gliding on ice. However, what many don’t know is that it’s a great calorie burner which you can do if you don’t like running. This is because it tones your lower body and builds leg strength.
Find something that you enjoy doing and you’re much more likely to stick to it. Don’t force yourself to train at the gym just because all the YouTube fitness guru swears by it. Doing so will on frustrate you, especially when you can’t keep doing it and you’ll end up feeling sorry for yourself and stressed out.
When you’re stressed out, whether it’s because of work, family problem, financial issues, not being able to maintain an active lifestyle or failing to achieve a body goal your body’s cortisol level increases. When this happens, the muscle proteins break down and prevent your body’s progress on building muscle. Although chiropractic care is known for treating back pain and other musculoskeletal issues, know that chiropractors in Singapore can also help you manage stress by addressing the cause of it whether it’s physical, emotional or mental stress without resorting to medication which is often prescribed by other health care provider to deal with stress.