Who said exercising couldn’t be fun?
There are days when the words exercise and sweat sounds like hell on earth. We can relate. After all, who wouldn’t be frustrated with running on a treadmill — you jog for what seems like forever only to realize you’re still in the same place you started! And keeping track of all your reps and sets can be ever so tedious. Sometimes, all you want to do is forget about your structured routine and just have fun. So, here are four workout routines that are so fun, you won’t even feel like you are exercising.
Dance those calories away.
If you’ve ever spent some time dancing, then you know it’s a lot harder than it looks. Which makes it a great way to burn calories and have fun too. For instance, the ever-popular Zumba workout, which takes cues from Latin American dances, involves a lot of fun moves that are sure to make you sweat. You could also explore different styles of dance such as salsa, tango, hip hop, or even ballet. But if freestyling is more your speed, then put on your favorite song and dance like nobody’s watching.
You might have a bout of nostalgia with this one.
Remember when you were young and hula hooping was all the rage? Well, it’s time to pick up your hoop again. Hula hooping can burn up to 400 calories per hour and sometimes more if you include arm movements and weights. They’re also a great replacement to ab workouts and also help strengthen your back due to the rhythmic movements which help release muscle tension.
Unleash your inner rockstar.
At some point in our lives, we have all fantasized about being a rockstar. And, here’s your chance to find out what that feels like. Pound fitness turns your workout into a ‘rockout’ with exercises inspired by the art of ‘air drumming.’ These sessions use Ripstix, specially-made drumsticks for exercising, and combine cardio, conditioning, and strength training to give you a full-body workout. And the best part is, they’ve got virtual classes too!
Add a little fun and games to your daily workout.
Remember Pokemon Go? This game had the entire world walking around for kilometers trying to capture a Pokemon. While that craze may have died down now, it doesn’t mean that you can’t play other games to workout. Dance Dance Revolution, Nintendo Wii, or even VR games are a great way to get in some cardio. In fact, just 30 minutes of Wii Boxing can burn up to 216 calories! But, you will probably be enjoying yourself too much to be thinking about calories at this point.
If you’re ever looking to skip the weight rack or treadmill, then give these workouts a shot. They’ll certainly keep things interesting and are bound to be a refreshing change from your usual routine. And be sure to check out the Jockey MOVE performance wear collection that will have you looking good and feeling good no matter which exercises you do!