One of the hardest things about exercise is not so much the act itself, but the motivation for doing it. When you are trying to work on your fitness on your own, it’s hard to get into the right mindset. But what if you got your friends involved and made it a social occasion?
There are many different and fun exercises you can do with those you love. You then not only reap the physical benefits but the mental ones as well.
Whether you’re going for a casual pedal around your city streets or something more exhilarating on a mountain biking track, there’s no denying it can be a rewarding form of exercise. While cycling is a fun pastime on your own, it becomes a social occasion with friends.
What’s more, it’s good for your body. If you bike at a moderate speed of 19km per hour, you can lose up to 298 calories in just half an hour.
Attend a Group Fitness Class
Going to a gym class on your own can be quite daunting at first. You can also struggle with motivation to turn up in the first place. However, if a friend enrols with you, you rely upon each other to attend. You can end up having a lot of fun and getting that much-needed 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise every day.
Join a Dance Group
Have you ever wanted to show off your sweet moves on the dance floor? The problem being, of course, that you don’t have any. Well, an exciting and fun form of exercise can be a dance group. A friend who is equally as excited about dance can come with you. You both have fun while improving your fitness.
If you live near some beautiful hiking trails, then take advantage of them. It’s always safer to head out into the great outdoors with a friend, so make a plan and put on your best pair of hiking boots. There are also plenty of resources online that can point you in the direction of hour-long walks near you.
One of the most rewarding forms of exercise is a team sport. Netball, rugby, soccer, tennis, badminton, the list goes on. Find out what clubs are asking for new players in your area. You can then enjoy regular practice sessions every week, followed by one or two games that keep you active and fit.
Boxercise is a relatively new form of exercise that is taking off. It’s something that you can get your friends involved in and is bound to help with your fitness and social life. Boxercise is a cardio workout that is inspired by pro-boxer exercises. You don’t have to play the actual contact sport, but you can unleash all that pent-up frustration from a hard day at the office.
Walking and Running
If you don’t want to commit to a class activity or a sport that requires you to be there at a set time, get into the habit of running or walking. Find yourself a walking or running buddy and make a point of pounding the pavement at least three times per week. You can get out and enjoy the fresh air while catching up on the latest news with your friends.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a tedious, frustrating chore. It can be a fun pastime and a way you and your friends can catch up when you lack time otherwise. There are plenty of fun and affordable options that may just tick all the boxes for your preferences and budget.