How To Enjoy Exercising

We all have different attitudes towards exercise and that’s okay. Some people are slamming weights before sunrise, others need a little more persuasion. Exercise can be incredibly fulfilling and enjoyable and definitely shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone. However, it can be very difficult to get started and even harder to get into a healthy routine. It’s important to establish the positives of exercising and how it can benefit your life in a unique way. This blog post is designed for the type of reader who wants to incorporate more fitness into their life but want a way to make it feel less like a chore. The good news is that this is absolutely achievable and before you know it, you’ll be looking forward to your next bout of exercise. So, let’s dive in.

 

The most important thing to remember here is that you don’t need to spend an hour in a gym to benefit from exercise. There are hundreds of activities that you can indulge in that will provide some form of exercise that you can leverage to achieve your goals. Let’s go over some alternatives you may have overlooked.

 

Rock Climbing

 

No, you don’t need to climb to great heights here, there are plenty of small indoor free climb centres. In a short 30-minute session, you can get a really great body weight workout in. You can build a really muscular back from the stress it places on your back and arms when supporting your body weight. You’ll be amazed at how much your grit and determination will drive you through a hefty cardio session on those walls.

 

Join a sports team

 

For some, this may seem like a daunting prospect but if you’re looking for the ultimate way to enjoy exercise, this might be it. Unless you live on a hill in an isolated farm house, I guarantee there will be a bunch of different sports clubs in your local area. All with a variety of different sports for you to try. The benefits of this is the fast-paced nature and the constant need to be on your toes. You’re also working as a collective with your team and therefore there’s less focus put directly on yourself. You’ll see your inner competitive side come and take over. All of a sudden, you’re chasing that attacker down the pitch and that stitch you had 50 seconds ago is long gone. As with anything, go at your own pace. If you’re not well versed in team sports, consider trying your hand at badminton or bowls which typically require less energy.

 

Use immersive technology

 

Okay, who remembers the Nintendo Wii? You’ve probably got one boxed up in your attic… Dust that thing and down and get it plugged in. I’d much rather you get out of the house and get some exercise in the fresh air but if you’re not quite there yet then it’s okay. Did you know that an hour of wii sports (boxing and tennis primarily) can burn around 300 calories?

That’s not too shabby when you think about it and I bet that hour would fly by.

 

Take advantage of the technology in some exercise equipment. For example, the Velox 2 is compatible with Kino Maps. Kino maps provides geo located videos that can be tailored to your workouts allowing you to ride along and imagine you’re on a scenic biking trail.

 

 

Outdoor gym

It couldn’t be a better time of year to really embrace this next one. Outdoor gym’s are great because there’s so much more going on around you compared to that of a gym floor. The fresh air and breeze that surrounds you, beats a gym any day. What’s more, you can get your tan on during the hotter periods too! These outdoor gym’s never get too busy so you can start exercising right away. Even if you don’t fancy using the outdoor gym apparatus, performing your own workout routine outside can be just as effective. At JLL FITNESS we have a great selection of equipment that can be used outdoors. Such as our resistance band set or our vinyl dumbbell set that pack a great work out session that can be done anywhere.

 

Distraction central

 

We all love a Netflix binge but who says that has to occur when lounging on the sofa. What if I told you, you could watch your favourite chick flicks and also burn a few calories. That sound good? Well there are plenty of ways to achieve this. Getting yourself a portable, foldable treadmill that you can plonk in front of the TV is one great option. The T350 might be a suitable option with its easy transportation and quiet operation. Alternatively, if you want to be seated when exercising you could opt for an upright bike. Upright bikes remove the need to lean forward and users are positioned in a more comfortable upright position. The JF150 and JF600 PRO upright bikes both have built in tablet holders to allow you to stream your favourite tv shows whilst you burn those calories. Take it nice and slow and you’ll be surprised how quickly those calories rack up without you realising.

 

So, there’s just a few examples of ways you can start incorporating exercise into your life if you’re a newbie. Some form of exercise, (whatever that might be) is better than no exercise. Routine home workouts are definitely the end goal but take things at your own pace. If you decide to take that route, we can certainly kit out your home with a great selection of workout products. Check out our website here to browse our fitness equipment that is designed to deliver a great home workout experience.

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Theo Lawrence

Digital Marketing at JLL Fitness

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