You’ve made your resolutions and promised yourself that you will be sticking to your routine this year no matter what. But just a moth into the year and you’re having hard time maintaining your routine; either because you lack the inspiration or the motivation to hold on to a fitness regime.
For a lot of people it makes sense then that they are more likely to stick to a fitness routine or a goal they create if they workout in groups, claim studies off late.
A recent study published by the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care revealed that people who workout in groups are more likely to stick with their workout routine even six months down the line, apart from it’s several other health benefits; including improving your quality of life.
The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity per week for the average person. Considering a group ex class can range anywhere between 30 minutes to hour and typically scheduled for a few times a weeks, you’ll well within the recommended range if you stick to a group ex class.
If you still want to continue with indoor workouts but need to switch things up with fun activities that are anything but traditional, these are some unconventional workouts you can try:
-Trampoline fitness: You can burn 160 calories in half an hour of jumping on your mini-trampoline.
-Pole fitness: Pole fitness is an extension of pole dancing that uses the pole to its maximum potential as a versatile piece of fitness equipment. It works the whole body, improving muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, posture as well as upper body and core strength.
-Aerial yoga: Anti-gravity yoga or aerial yoga combines the traditional yoga poses, Pilates and dance with the use of a hammock.
-Boot camp workout: A fitness boot camp is a type of group physical training programme conducted by gyms and personal trainers. These programmes are designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over one-hour period of time.
-Battle ropes: This helps to build more muscle. The key to their effectiveness is that they work each arm independently, eliminating strength imbalances as they sculpt your muscle.
-Aqua workout: Aqua aerobics is the performance of aerobic exercise in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool. Done mostly vertically and without swimming typically in waist deep or deeper water, it is a type of resistance training.