Finding new ways to keep fit
We all know how important it is to get plenty of exercise, but keeping enthusiasm levels high week after week can sometimes prove difficult.
If you struggle to motivate yourself when it comes to staying fit and healthy, it might be time to shake up your routine with some new activities and fun keep fit classes.
Explore new ways to stay healthy and find the kind of exercises classes that could leave you with a smile on your face as well as a spring in your step.
The most fun keep fit classes
Exercise is a wonderful way of increasing fitness levels and improving your general sense of wellbeing, but it’s not unusual to get a little bored with the same routines. Shake up your fitness regime by introducing some new classes or extra activities and you could soon be on your way to a healthier, happier you. By booking into a class, you’re giving yourself a great incentive to commit to an exercise regime and it can be great fun to try out lots of different ones. Book with a friend or start a new class with the hope of meeting new people, either way, you’re sure to find that the social aspect of fitness classes really helps to make them more enjoyable.
Swimming is one of the best workouts available but simply doing laps of the pool can sometimes become tiresome. Give yourself a new challenge by enrolling water aerobics classes designed to get your blood pumping and by guided through some great moves accompanied by music. Alternatively, for a solo workout, follow the water aerobics guide available from Fitness Magazine.
Dancing is also a wonderful way to improve your fitness, balance and coordination. From ballroom to ballet, there’s a dance style to suit everyone and by enrolling in an adult course suitable for your skill level, you’ll be able to learn new moves in no time. For help finding a class in your area, turn to Dance Near You and its extensive list of schools and classes. If you prefer the idea of a more traditional exercise class but with a dance twist, then Zumba might be just what you’re looking for. This Latin-dance inspired style has been sweeping the nation, find out more about the craze from The Independent.
Exercising in the great outdoors
If you love the great outdoors, try teaming your exercise time with opportunities to explore the world around you. Sailing and kayaking offers fantastic opportunities to stay active while also ensuring you have the chance to enjoy some excellent scenery and beautiful views. For a simple guide to getting started on the water, have a look at the services offered by the RYA.
Hiking and cycling are also great ways to get out there in the fresh air while you work on your fitness and can be equally relished on your own or with company. Start exploring some of the most inspiring cycling paths the UK has to offer with these guides from Visit England and The Telegraph.
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