Working out at the best of times can be a tedious and repetitive endeavor that you have to push yourself to get through. It’s called “working out” for a reason after all. Of course, if you are smart about it, working out can be less of a chore and more of a fun experience if you switch things up occasionally and turn your workouts into ways of not only working out, but socializing as well. This spring instead of doing the same old workout routine why not switch it up with a few spring workouts that test your body and mind as well as bring the fun back into physical fitness.
Play Like a Kid
Do you remember those summer days when you were a kid spent playing outside from dusk until far past dawn, playing anything from tag to Frisbee and “Hide & Seek”? Working out wasn’t a chore, it was a way of like and staying thin and fit was as natural as the summer tan you had at the end of the summer. This spring turn your work outs into “Play Time” and reinvent some of your favorite outdoor childhood games with a few friends such as taking part in an entertaining city-wide scavenger hunt or “Hide & Seek”, letting your heart rate rise as you build muscle and tone without ever feeling like you’re actually working out.
Join a Workout Group or Class
Sometimes working out with partners can help you to quickly pass the time while you work out your body. You can find workout groups and classes in every city or town from yoga to kick boxing, tae chi, P90X and more; no matter your skill level, there are groups and classes that are just right for you to enter into a group effort to get healthy or stay fit. As a bonus, working out in a group allows you to get encouragement and help, making sure that you reach your physical fitness goal and do so in a healthy and safe way.
Explore the Great Outdoors
As spring comes around the weather starts to get warmer, the rains & snows begin to fade and the world around us starts to come alive with life after the winter. This is the perfect time for you to explore the great outdoors while working your body at the same time. From taking a scenic run through the park to more adventurous options like mountain biking, river rafting, hiking and water skiing, your options are endless. Workout your body as you see the wonders of your very own backyard in a fun and relaxing way.