Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore.
In fact, by connecting exercise to the things you enjoy, it can be something to which you look forward. And if you look forward to exercise and enjoy the experience, you’re more likely to do it more often!
Whoever said exercise is boring didn’t have much of an imagination. There are so many ways to get your body moving and heart pumping that are fun, exciting and exhilarating. A summer swim in the ocean is exercise. Dancing in your underwear to your favorite playlist is exercise. Playing volleyball or basketball in recreational league is exercise. All of it counts! And it’s all better than sitting on the couch.
While the majority of my exercise takes place at the gym, I love gymnastics. And so each and every Tuesday night, I take a class at my local gymnastics center. Whether it’s jumping into the foam pit, bouncing on the trampoline or playing on the parallel bars, I always have a great time while connecting to my inner child. And I always get a workout that leaves me sore for days.
Exercise can take so many different forms, be it hockey, boating, biking, hula hooping, jumping rope, ping pong, rock climbing, jogging with your dog, tennis or hiking. When it comes to increasing your activity level, it’s okay to think outside the gym.
At the end of the day, the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen. So get moving and get active doing something you love.
P.S. Check out my 8 tips for making gym workouts more fun!