When people think about staying fit, they often imagine countless hours in a gym, drudging through repetitions and boring minutes on a treadmill. Those defeatist thoughts are what keep so many people from reaching their fitness goals, and sticking with a program that will keep them happy, healthy and in great physical shape.
You might think you are tasked with teaching children things as they grow up, but there is a lot adults can learn from kids, too. Physical fitness, and how to have fun with it, is one of those things. So, if you are looking to get fit and stay that way, consider channeling your inner child in these fun activities.
Join A Sports Team
You might think that adulthood is for watching sports, or chauffeuring your kids to and from their soccer practices, but you can get out there and play, too. You don't have to be the next Derek Jeter to step onto a baseball diamond. Websites like Meetup.com offer a plethora of sporting activities for the casual, adult player, so sign up. Softball, soccer, ultimate frisbee and kickball are all great ways to get some cardio in while you meet new people and enjoy a new-found hobby.
Dance Your Heart Out
Have you ever seen your child, or a friend's child just break into movement at any moment? Kids know how to have a good time and they love to dance. Dancing is a great cardiovascular exercise, too. While you're cleaning your house, turn on the tunes and get down with your bad self. Once you are really comfortable with your rhythm, you might want to take it to an adult dance class, or join a dance troupe. It can be a lot of fun to get involved, but you can also practice in the privacy of your own home.
Make It A Game
Physical fitness doesn't have to be a chore, in fact, making it a chore is what makes so many people quit shortly into their new journey. If you make it a game, your physical fitness will be fun, and you'll enjoy the journey even more. Look for apps that track your fitness and offer rewards and badges for meeting goals. The more goals you meet, the more you advance in the “game” of physical fitness. Your waistline and health will thank you as you play.
If you have any more questions about physical fitness or getting started on your journey, don't hesitate to call Ralph Roberts. As a professional personal trainer, he can help you achieve your physical fitness goals, and help you find the fun in fitness!