If even the thought of having to lift weights in a gym or going for a morning jog everyday sounds boring and exhausting to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Getting in shape doesn’t always have to include a strict regime; you can also have loads of fun with it. Here are a few such activities that can try.
This ever-popular trend is a Latin-originated dance form which combines dance styles like merengue, salsa, Latin-pop, samba and many more. An hour of Zumba is known to burn around 450 calories. This will help you lose a significant amount of weight if done on a daily basis.
You don’t even have to join a class because there are many DVDs and online tutorials for you to indulge in as you waltz around in the comfort of your house.
2. Belly dance
You don’t have to perfect the belly dancing technique. In fact, you don’t even have to envy the flat stomachs of Belly dancers anymore because you can get them too! Doing a 10-min belly dancing routine by including different movements can help you tone your body. So, What are you waiting for? Shimmy your way to sexy abs by starting belly dancing.
3. Hula hoops
Hula hoops are not only fun to dance around with your kids but they also help in burning a lot of calories. An hour of hula hooping will burn around 600 calories. (Although it is pretty much next to impossible to use it for an hour straight). For a beginner, a weight hula hoop is recommended since they are easier to balance but you can slowly build yourself up to lighter hula hoops that are a harder to use.
4. Masala Bhangra Workout
Bring out the desi in you by grooving to the beats of Bollywood Punjabi music! This workout has been slowly gaining recognition all over the world. It is fun and peppy and suitable for people of all ages. It is usually cardiovascular exercises done in the form of Bhangra dance to groovy music. It’s more physically draining than you think but you might find yourself doing it for fun rather than for losing weight!
5. Kick boxing
Boxing and Kickboxing are high-intensity workouts that are a great way of blowing off steam and toning up your body. As an added bonus you will also learn self-defense. You don’t have to actually use gloves and punching bags; you can learn the basics by signing up for a beginner’s class or doing some research on your own.
6. Hip hop dance
Lock, pop, and moonwalk - hip-hop dancing will bring out the cool in you. Of course, your hip-hop dance won’t be fun without the right kind of playlist for you to tap your feet to. But there are literally thousands of songs for you to choose from, so have a go at it. There are no dead-set rules to hip-hop, just sway your body to the rhythm and don’t forget to have fun!
7. Fitness video games
There are a lot of video games that require physical movements rather than a click of the button. There are some which are specifically designed to target fitness freaks where you can compete in running competitions or athletic events. They will simulate the environment of outdoors in the privacy of your home and you can enjoy them to your heart’s content!