Getting fit doesn’t have to be doing the same routine over and over until you are bored out of your mind. Instead, make it fun by participating in these suggestions!
Circuit Training: Do to the variety of exercises and tempo; you don’t have time to get bored. Set up a circuit where you do jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups, triceps dips, crunches and high knees each for 60 to 90 seconds. As soon as you are done with one exercise then you can move on to the next. Repeat the circuit two or three times and rest between each iteration.
Join a sports team: Remember the feeling of exhilaration in high school when you played football, basketball or ran track and field? As an adult you can get that same feeling again. Softball, racquetball, tennis are all fun sports that raise your heart rate and burn a lot of calories.
Run an obstacle course: More and more city parks and recreation departments are setting up obstacle courses in
their parks. Do to the varied nature of these stations; you are always doing something different like, climbing over a wall, walking across a log, climbing a rope or swinging across a water pit. They are exciting ways to work out and you are almost guaranteed to get dirty or wet!
Go for a hike: Going for a hike is much different than going for a mundane walk. Usually hiking is done over a
varied terrain on an uneven medium like gravel or dirt and may require you to negotiate around boulders, go up
hill and down the other side. The hike is usually worth the exercise value derived from the hike; the scenery
encountered is an added bonus.
Run on a track: If you want to challenge your body once in a while, try running on a track. Many of them are
cushioned so they are gentler on your knees and ankles and because of the smooth level surface, you can increase
your speed. You may even experience a déjà vu moment if you ran track in high school.
Home-bound yoga: You don’t have to join a yoga class to do yoga. There are many routines both online and on DVDs that are just a challenging. Yoga is fun because it is different than normal exercising. Being it focuses on meditation, breathing and poses, it is just as mentally refreshing as it is physically.
There are so many opportunities to make exercising fun that there is no reason to be stuck in the same routine
day-after-day. Each day of the week you could be doing something different and most of the suggestions here
don’t require equipment except for a pair of sneakers.