I’m all one for trying to get active but sometimes the thought of getting out of bed an hour early just to go to the gym isn’t a nice idea. And the thought of going for a run fills me with dread as running just isn’t my idea of a good workout. I’ve been trying to push myself to walk more, to begin with but recently I’ve been thinking more about alternative ways to stay active and here are some of my top picks.
A few of my close friends do pole dancing and it’s always something I’ve loved the idea of doing because it would improve flexibility along with helping with my core strength but I know currently I have two issues putting me off; A, I’m not comfortable at my size wearing shorts and vest tops which is what you wear for classes so I know I want to lose some weight first to feel comfortable in myself, and B, I have zero upper body strength which is a key part of pole dancing. Pole dancing classes are popping up everywhere now and I know there’s a few local to me so it’s definitely something to try in the future.
Now skateboarding is something I’ve wanted to try out for years, and there have been so many times when I’ve been tempted to just buy a skateboard and see how long I can balance on it. When I was a teenager I’d hang out at the skate park because it was cool to do so, and the flat I now live in is just opposite the same skate park so I’m always watching kids jumping around on their skateboards and it’s something I’d love to be able to myself.
Now this is something I have experienced and they’re so much fun. I went to a park for my birthday earlier this year in a bid to feel like a kid again and it worked as I was jumping from trampoline to trampoline and bouncing off walls. While I was jumping around I didn’t realize how much I was working and it wasn’t until I stopped for a moment that I realized I was a little out of breath and my heart was beating like crazy, it just goes to show exercise can be fun. I desperately want to go back to one again and have more fun jumping around.
What alternative ways to keep fit do you adopt?
*This post was written in collaboration with Skatehunt but all thoughts and opinions are my own