No matter how much you might like to exercise, we all experience boredom and want a change of scenery. Which is why it can be fun to mix it up from time to time and try some new ways to workout. Going to a gym can be a good way to workout, but it isn’t the only way. So if you want to mix things up a little, or are considering getting rid of your gym membership, then what can you do for exercise instead? Here are some of the best gym-free workouts that you can try. You can get fit and have fun without the gym!
If you have ever wandered into a park on a Saturday or Sunday morning, then you will have seen how popular boot camps have become. You can sign up for a free trial for many providers, as well as block book sessions. If you think you’d rather do it by yourself, then you can easily make your own and do it in your garden or another outdoor space. Set yourself some sprints to run, an obstacle to go through, sit ups, and something like kettlebell squats. Push yourself to your own limit, and even get some friends or family involved. It can be much more motivating when you make working out a social event.
Speaking of social events and exercise, paintballing ticks all of those boxes. You spend a couple of hours on your feet, running around, and getting your heart pumping. It really is a unique way to workout. If you’ve not had a paintballing experience before, then it is worth a try. It can be so fun that you don’t even realize that you’re burning calories!
Take a Walking Tour
If you live near a large city, then there may be some organized walking tours that you can take of the city. The best part is that you will get to see many more things that you have not seen before, but get your step count well over the daily limit. If there are no arranged walking tours, then why not make your own? Make it social on a weekend, and there will be many more people that could join in with you. When you make it a weekly thing, it is a good way to get your heart rate up.
Climbing walls are cropping up all over the place these days. And many places don’t need you to become a member; you just pay as you go. But climbing is a really physical activity that you can do at your own pace. A fun way to get a total body workout, as well as get your heart pumping. If you get pretty experienced at it, you could even take your climbing to rocks and do some rambling and abseiling. Just makes sure you have all of the right equipment first.
Have you ever tried some fun and unique ways of working out before? Would love to hear your suggestions!