Fitness with a difference
If the idea of going for a run or lifting weights at the gym makes you yawn, there are plenty of other ways to get your blood pumping. Give one of these fun activities a try…
Paddleboarding. For those who love being outdoors, stand-up paddleboarding is a fantastic way to work your core strength while you enjoy the fresh air and scenery. You’ll be engaging your core muscles constantly, and your legs and hips will get a great strength workout.
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Cardio tennis. This popular workout combines drill-based activities with cardio bursts and aerobic exercise, all set to fast-paced, energising music. Because the focus is less on tennis technique and more on getting a great workout, it doesn’t matter how unco-ordinated you think you might be – it will still get your heart rate up, and you’ll have a lot of fun.
Rollerblading. Sure, it might give you a few ’90s flashbacks, but roller–blading is a great alternative to running that’s easier on the joints, while still giving you a great cardio workout that strengthens and tones your legs.
Xtend Barre. This enjoyable workout is a blend of ballet and pilates and works your whole body, helping you to stretch, lengthen and tone all your muscles. Feel strong and flexible and improve your posture with a challenging but rewarding class.
Fencing. If you’ve got a competitive streak but don’t like team sports, fencing is a great option. This fun, fast-paced physical and mental workout challenges you to anticipate your opponent’s next move, as well as burning calories, toning your muscles and improving flexibility and co-ordination.
Rock climbing. An hour of indoor rock climbing can burn up to 800 calories – and it feels like much more of an adventure than running on the treadmill. Rock climbing challenges your arms, legs and core, helping you to build strength and fitness.