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5 Alternative Ways To Get Fit AND Have Fun

5 Alternative Ways To Get Fit AND Have Fun

Exercise is great for our body and overall well-being, but sometimes getting up at 5 am every morning to hit the treadmill is downright boring. If you feel like you’re stuck in an exercise rut, meaning your routine has become dull and somewhat unproductive, it might be time to try a new approach to fitness. Here are 5 exercise alternatives that are so fun, you won’t even realize your burning calories!

1. Indoor rock climbing

Rock climbing is a great cardiovascular and strengthening workout. Burning anywhere between 500 and 900 calories an hour, it engages most major muscle groups in the body making it a great alternative to weight lifting, and also increases your heart and respiratory rates. Difficulty levels vary depending on the type of wall you climb and the speed at which you climb it. For first time climbers expect to feel the burn for a couple of days after, particular in your arms, shoulders and back.

2. Aerial yoga

What do you get when you combine traditional yoga with calisthenics, dance, pilates and acrobatics? You get Aerial Yoga – one of the newest exercise trends that will have you swinging from the ceiling (no, not the chandeliers) in silk hammocks. Due to the nature of the suspended movements, it’s a full body workout that tones and redefines muscles while strengthening the joints. It’s highly recommended for anyone with back issues and can also be used for physical rehabilitation.

3. Skipping

Skipping is no new age trendy exercise. In fact, it has been there for years now. Unfortunately, as we grew up, the rope got lost somewhere in our store room. Boxers are using skipping for their training because it is one of the best cardio and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workout.

4. Boxing

Hang a punch bag in the garage and it’s there for whenever you want to work out (or take out some frustration!) It’s a great work out for your upper body and to get that heart rate up and burn fat. 

5. Barrelates

Just like Aerial Yoga, Barrelates is another popular exercise phenomena that combines two different types of sport. Integrating pilates with barre, it’a a fat burning formula that reshapes your entire body through full-body dance movements and muscle conditioning. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the benefits associated with pilates, but are looking to inject some fun into their routine.

If they don’t float your boat, try to look our Sports Category if you’re able to brave the cold! Either way, there’s plenty for you to choose from with over for sale on

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