Summer approaching is a mixed bag with some people. On one hand, everyone is looking forward to the weather and the beaches and the fun. But on the other hand, many people are dreading the dieting and fitness plan they’re going to put themselves through to look good at the beach.
Fun Ways To Get In Shape
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can get in great shape, look good, without having to suffer. Not even can you do it, but it’s the preferred way. When you’re having fun – you generally also have a lot more success! So try these unconventional, fun ways to get in shape.
#1. Take up a martial art or self defense class. Tai-chi, Karate, or Jiu Jitsu or Judo for the grapplers and Krav Maga for self defense are all excellent ways to get in shape. The reason is that when you workout outside of class, you won’t just be working out in a vacuum – but it will complement your skills when you go to practice.
#2. Practice to do cool body weight exercises. Whether a girl or guy, you probably want to do your first pullup. Or if you’re a guy who is more advanced – maybe some gymnast moves like pushing yourself up on rings. Sure, it seems impossible now – but there’s no way you can’t work your way up to it.
And the best part about it is that it’s cool. Doing shoulder push ups with your legs on a wall or a muscle up and flip around the bar is a great way to show off to your friends. Even if you can’t even do a push up yet – it’s something to look forward to in the long term for working your way up.
#3. Workout with your partner. A lot of couples want to get in shape together – so why not do it? There are a lot of cool exercises you can do together. Like leaning back on an exercise ball, doing a sit up and throwing a ball (sit up catch) or helping each other do pull ups. It’s something to do and a way to keep each other motivated.
#4. Compete! Whether it may be competing in a 6 mile race, a Triathlon, or anything else. Competition is something that gets you super-excited for working out. And it’s great to finish your first race or competition – so why not go for it?
#5. Hike. Bike. See Nature. More likely than not, there are a lot of really, really cool hiking exercise spots right near where you live that you have never been to. Why don’t you go? You can intersperse your hiking with some stretching and short sprints on the trail. What better way to get in shape, then doing it while getting to see the beauty that surrounds us?
So go ahead, put these ways to get in shape into practice, get that beach body, and have fun doing it!