The “New Year, New Me” mentality is everywhere. Unfortunately, many people will sign up for a boring, run-of-the-mill gym membership and find themselves in a mundane workout cycle. A fitness routine that isn’t any fun is usually one that doesn’t stick around for long. Avoid the same, tired old routine! A new decade is a chance to get in shape and try new things. Knock out two birds with one stone by trying one of these exciting workouts.
Yes, meditation is a workout! It may not burn a thousand calories, but it greatly improves overall health. This workout doesn’t require any equipment and can be done almost anywhere. Sitting in meditation during a class or in solitude re-centers mindfulness, reduces stress, and increases attention span. Focus on breathing and observing without thought or judgment of any kind. It is more difficult than it appears!
It doesn’t matter what type of fitness class is chosen. Just being around other people, participating as part of a group, is a great motivator. Classes have risen in popularity, especially in larger cities. Fitness enthusiasts can now choose from a wide range of classes like spinning, treadmill running, yoga, dance, and pilates to spice up their exercise routine.
Childhood memories come rushing back. Trampolines aren’t just for kids. Jumping on a mini-trampoline is a fantastic way to reduce impact on joints while getting an excellent cardio workout. Incorporate number two on this list as well by taking a trampoline class!
Try a Workout at Home
The thought of getting out of bed, getting dressed, trudging out to the car, and driving to the gym is often what stops most people from a good workout. Luckily, exercise is more accessible than ever in the twenty-first century. Leaving home isn’t necessary anymore. Find a workout video on YouTube, purchase a personal gym, or try some simple weight exercises with items found around the home.
Say Goodbye to the Comfort Zone
For those who are really up for trying something new, be adventurous! Think “out of the box” when it comes to exercise. Try rock-climbing, rowing, horseback riding, or aerial fitness! Exercise doesn’t have to happen in a traditional way.