We know how hard it can be to motivate yourself to get in shape, so here’s our tips on the new and improved ways you can get fit (not to mention have fun)! The first workout we suggest is hot yoga. If you’ve ever tried normal yoga, you know that you can take it at your own speed. Now, that may be a good thing for some people, but for us, it just made us super tired and sleepy. I’m pretty sure we’ve all fallen asleep during an early morning yoga class. Hot yoga is different. It’s done in a room with temperatures ranging between 90-105 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it much harder to fall asleep. You’re also getting a more intense workout because the warm temperature is helping your body get a deeper stretch. Depending on what type of hot yoga classes you go to, it may entail a body flow of sorts or a sequence of poses that engages your muscles. After doing a hot yoga workout, you’ll feel great because you’ve sweat out the toxins in your body as well as given it an intense workout. Hot yoga also gives you energy for the rest of the day. We suggest you always wear a medical id bracelet if have any medical conditions and are doing an intense workout. This is just for your safety.
Another great workout to try is boxing or kick-boxing. This is an awesome workout, and it’s also a great way to take out your anger and stress. Boxing really works out not only your core but your entire body. You know that sore feeling you get the next day after an intense workout? Well, don’t expect anything less painful than boxing to get you there. You’ll also be able to learn different tricks and moves, and it will feel like a routine that you’ve just learned. You’ll be amazed at the muscles you gain and the number of calories you burn during a boxing workout.
My favourite workout of all time, however, has got to be step class. A well choreographed step class is similar to a dance class – just with props. The music gets you pumping, and you’re in constant motion, stepping to the beat of the song. After going to the same step class for a while, you learn the choreography so well that you can basically do it from memory. This is the best part because your body just does the work without your mind thinking about it. You can just classify it as fun instead of a workout. How great is that!?
So there you have it! Three fun, new workouts that you can try without getting bored. Before trying any of these workouts, consult with your doctor to make sure you don’t have any injuries or illnesses that could prevent you from doing them. If you do have any medical conditions, just remember to wear some sort of identification like medical alert necklaces so that your instructor knows. Other than that, have fun and get fit!