Sometimes doing the same thing over and over again can be boring. Things such as going to the gym or running the same 5-mile route can get a bit stale.
Mixing up your workout routine by trying something new can be a lot of fun. There’s nothing better than doing something new and exciting that doesn’t really feel like exercise!
Here are some ideas of things you can do:
Learn to ski or snowboard.
I had so much fun when I learnt to snowboard at Xscape. I also burned around 2000 calories in a 3-hour session according to my heart rate monitor. It’s hard work without even realising. Even holding onto the chair left to get to the top of the slope is taxing on the arms!
There are a few fake snow slopes or dry slopes around the UK. It’s expensive but a lot of fun.
See my posts on having snowboarding lessons.
I loved rollerskating and rollerblading as a child. We used to go everywhere on them. Every so often, I see people skating around Kirkstall Abbey and I kind of get jealous! It’s something I’d love to try again.
Check out these proline skates if you want to get started!
Pole dancing looks hard. You have to be strong to hold yourself in all those different positions and for the past few years, it’s become a popular way of keeping fit.
Outdoor boot camps.
I may or not regret this, but I’m to a boot camp tomorrow evening. A variety of different tasks with instruction is a great way to step away from your usual routine. It’s also a great way to make friends!
Geocaching is something I’ve been dying to try. You simply download an app which tells you where geocaches are hidden and you can find them, log that you’ve found it in a book inside and look at the treasure.
It’s basically a massive treasure hunt that can get you walking for hours.
See here for more details.
How do you mix up your workout routine?