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Five Fun Ways to Get Fit Outside of the Gym


Five Fun Ways to Get Fit Outside of the Gym

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Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to motivate yourself to get up and get moving. When it comes to workouts, there is no “one size fits all”. If you can’t stand the thought of hitting the gym day in and day out, you’re not alone. Many people are skipping traditional gym workouts in order to prevent boredom. Below are five fun fitness ideas to help you get fit outside of the gym.

Get a Little Messy
One way to help ensure you’ll stay motivated is to sign up for an event. The trick to making this one as fun as possible is to choose something a little ridiculous. If you’ve been eyeing an obstacle race or color run, now is the time to make it happen. You’ll stay active while you train, and then you’ll be rewarded afterward with the time of your life. 

Be a Team Player
We’ve all heard that there is power in numbers, and that’s definitely true in the world of fitness. Instead of joining a gym, try joining a league. Adult sports leagues are the perfect chance to relive your glory days, and playing games throughout the season will help keep you in shape. Maybe you’ll even feel like a teenager again. 

Explore New Routes
Whether you run, bike, walk, or hike, it’s always a good idea to switch up the scenery and mode of transportation. When running the trails gets boring, hop on the bike and hit the road. When land gets tiresome, hop on a paddle board or canoe. The options are truly limitless; just make sure you keep trying new things!

Be of Service
Physical activity can be just as good for the soul as it can be for the body. Volunteer organizations are always in need of an extra pair of hands. From building homes for people in need to tracking your miles on charity apps, you can do a world of good while also taking care of yourself.

Find Your OM
It’s easy to forget that workouts don’t have to be fast-paced and leave you drenched in sweat. While yoga can sometimes be both of those things, an at-home yoga session can be an incredibly restorative and calming practice. Treat your body well and you will be able to love your workouts for a long time to come.

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