The best types of fitness adventures are the ones that make exercising enjoyable and dare I say FUN! I’m sharing fitness adventures that will challenge you and make burning calories more interesting.
Run away with the circus for a day and discover what it’s like to fly on the trapeze. You are harnessed in for a safe experience and will definitely get a work out as you climb the ladder and then attempt to try a few moves on the bar.
The trapeze can be a great experience for all fitness levels. Hanging onto the bar will test your arm strength and the more flexible you are, the more likely you will be able to learn new skills on the bar quickly.
Falling isn’t scary because of your harness and the giant net below. You can even do a cool flip off of the net as you exit to feel like a circus pro.
These are WAY harder than you would think. I took an aerial silks workshop and it was challenging to climb up a few inches.
A big part of the learning curve is learning how to wrap your foot to secure yourself in the material and to get the technique down as you try to find the rhythm in pushing your foot down and pulling up on the silk.
This is the type of class or workshop that is best over a consistent period of time to see real progress. A one time class will give you a taste of what it’s like and hopefully keep you coming back.
Why should the kids have all the fun??!!
A trampoline aerobic class is a really fun way to exercise while burning LOTS of calories while you bounce.
A word of caution to anyone who has given birth, make sure that you go to the bathroom before and don’t drink a lot of water. I speak from experience.
This is a great cardio workout that keeps you smiling the whole class because it’s almost impossible to be grumpy while you are bouncing.
Reconnect to your childhood and work on your core during a hula hoop class. The weighted hula hoops will help you get the rhythm relatively quickly.
I always had a hard time keeping the hula hoop off the ground as a kid but the weighted hoop makes all the difference. You can pick up a few skills pretty easily in your first class.
Mix up your exercise routine with a class that teaches you skills that mimic moves you make while surfing.
As a Midwest girl who loves the idea of being a surfer chic, this is about as close as I come to surfing beside paddleboarding. The class is great for balance and your core.
There is also a good chance that it might inspire you to actually go surfing.
6. Challenge Your Balance During a Class on a Floating Aquatic Mat
A combination of yoga moves on a floating aquatic fitness mat. A BOGA class will challenge you and it will also give you lots of laughs because there is a good chance that you will end up in the water several times during the class.
The water will almost feel like a relief especially if you are taking the class at an indoor pool because your body temperature will heat up fast trying the moves.
You do a lot of yoga moves in this class so do yourself, and everyone around you a favor and wear shorts and a tank top if you don’t want to spill out of your swimsuit, exposing more of your body than you wanted to during a pose.
If your point of reference for fencing is The Princess Bride, you could be dating yourself and you might be a little disappointed. You don’t learn big combat sequences in a fencing class but I guarantee that you will get your heart rate up. The point system can be a bit confusing in the beginning but it’s a great way to get exercise and challenge yourself to try something out of your typical exercise box.
8. Participate in a themed FUN Run
Even if you are not a runner, a fun run can be a great incentive to get moving. I’m a sucker for a gimmick so the wackier the race the better!
A Few Tips For Getting Out of Your Exercise Comfort Zone
Challenge yourself to try something new regularly.
Bring a friend. Safety in numbers.
Don’t expect perfection for your first attempt.
Be ok with looking stupid and laughing at yourself.
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring.
How do you mix things up to make exercise more fun?
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