The truth is that we’re not all fitness fanatics and we’re not all built to love working out. No matter how much we try, there are some of us that just can’t learn to love the gym, and that’s perfectly fine. However, just because you’re not a fan of working out, that doesn’t mean that you can become a couch potato and stop putting in any effort to stay in shape – you’ll come to regret it if you do. So although you might not love the gym or working out, you need to find a way to keep yourself healthy, the question is how can you go about doing that?
Hire a personal trainer
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that personal trainers are for people who love to workout and enjoy heading to the gym. However, that’s not the case – yes, personal trainers are for gym addicts, but they are also for those of us that hate working out. You see, personal trainers are able to put you through your paces in a fun and unique way – it doesn’t have to be in the gym, it can be anywhere. So for anyone who’s not a keen gym goer, a personal trainer who can help you to workout at home, in your garden, or at your local pool, for instance, could be the answer. Personal trainers are especially useful when it comes to motivation as they are great motivators.
Sign up to a fun run
There’s nothing better when it comes to motivation than signing up for an event because this forces you to get out there and be active. If you’ve signed up to an event and got sponsors for it, you can’t not stay on track with your workouts, which is why putting your name down for an event is such a good idea. Instead of signing up for anything too strenuous like a half marathon, why not sign up to a fun run? These types of events are a lot less formal, and more fun and are made for people who aren’t in peak physical shape, so even if you’re not as fit as you would like to be, you could take part. From color powder races to inflatable obstacle runs, there are plenty of fun runs to choose from, it’s just a case of choosing the one that’s best for you.
Tone with pilates or yoga
Did you know that both Pilates and yoga are great for toning up? If you’re someone who’s not keen on fast-paced activities, then taking up meditation-based exercise could be the answer. A lot of people don’t realise it, but both Pilates and yoga are able to help you improve flexibility and strength, helping you to get into better physical shape. As well as regular yoga and pilates, there’s also fitness yoga and pilates that are faster-paced versions made to help you get into shape more quickly, so these could also be worth trying.
Take a dance class
Are you someone who loves to dance and move about? Yes – then how about taking up a dance class? Believe it or not, dancing can be just as good for you as going to the gym or heading out for a jog. So if you’re someone who enjoys dancing, whether that’s ballroom dancing, tap dancing, or salsa dancing it doesn’t matter, take up a dance class or two. Honestly, dancing can be just as good for you as going for a run or taking a spinning class, as long as you are willing to work hard and do it regularly. A lot of people don’t realise just how good for you dancing is – it’s incredibly beneficial for weight loss, toning up, and increasing fitness, as well as for improving flexibility and physical strength.
Try an extreme sport
A simple way to make working out more fun is to try an extreme sport. You may not be a fan of normal sports but what about extreme sports? The thing about extreme sports is that because they’re not seen as being the norm, the idea of taking part in them is more interesting and exciting, making them a good option for anyone who’s not keen on normal workouts. From white water rafting and BMX biking to rock climbing, there are plenty of extreme sports to choose from, it’s just a case of finding one that you’re happy to do, and that will also help to boost your fitness and keep you in shape.
There you have it, a guide to getting into shape when you’re someone who’s not keen on working out or taking part in sports.