Who Says Exercise is No Fun?

Flying Davey Wavey!

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!

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  1. Ok, now that is something I could see myself getting into! Looks like a ton of fun! I’ll have to see if there is a class like that in Houston!

    So far I have just resorted to dancing in any department store (though Wal-Mart and HEB are my favorite places because they never stop me)!

  2. I first thought that having a workout is hard. It takes too much of your time and you need to consider a lot of things. For 2 weeks now, I have started to do some workout and it feels really good.
    Right now, I’ve been hearing about the new p90x workout. What do you think Dave? Is it good?

  3. Ive been living in this small Irish village for nearly 3 years now. Since starting work outs and getting in shape myself and my parnter bought kayaks and take them to the local marina to go kayaking across the lakes here. Cant believe we’ve had this huge lake for so long and never really appriciated it.

    Nothing better than having a fun and romantic day out and also getting your workout in too 🙂

  4. christopher says:

    at the gym i go to we have dedication-we have dedicated guys reaching for a goal/goals.me too.im in my mid-fifties and im more dedicated than many my age.because of my gym routine-i lost substantial weight-95lbs/43kg.im fitter than i was in my 20s.you heard right.its summer-i fit and look good swimming in boardshorts-can go bicycling-no problem-when temps are in 80s f./25-30c.-i can perform outside activities-no problem.actually right now weve had an extreme heatwave in U.S.Midwest-guess what its cooler at the gym-to work out.i will be ready for the fall-when its cooler.so yes-its fun to workout-woudlnt want it any other way.and ive encouragement along the way-yeah-im stoked.being stoked-is fun.

  5. christopher says:

    oh-i cant help myself-nobody mentioned that DW-can fly.we need a youtube video of this.hell-i would pay to see DW fly.foreskin and all.