Fun Exercises to Burn Fat and Build Muscle
Are you getting tired of your workout routine? Want some new, fun exercises? Then read on! Everyone wants to
burn fat and build muscle, but sometimes our routines can get monotonous and boring.
This can lead to a lack of motivation and missed workouts. Try mixing it up and adding these exercises to your
Yoga & Pilates: Yoga is an ancient discipline, which originated in India. It focused
on being aware of your breathing and your body awareness.
Pilates is a technique that concentrates on controlling the body. These are great for strengthening your body using just your body weight! Not only will
it be challenging, but you will also get more flexible and feel more relaxed.
Charity walks/runs: This is a good way to train for something that motivates you.
Walking or running with friends and family will bring fun back into the workout while building your cardiovascular
endurance. Caution: losing weight may occur!
Spin class: With high energy instructors and energizing music, who could be bored during
spin class? Not only will this help you lose weight, but you will also have the opportunity to meet tons of new
people! Spin class is a great way to build your lower body endurance and muscle.
Rock Climbing: There is perhaps no better activity for building upper body and lower
body strength and endurance than rock climbing. Rock climbing works all muscle of your arms and back. It is
challenging and is sure to spark fun into your dull workout. Try unassisted bouldering for an even harder
Swimming: This is a great low-impact activity that improves your cardiovascular health
and builds muscle at the same time. Because there are so many different strokes, swimming can be adapted for any
age or fitness level. Try swimming 500 meters with the stroke of your choice and gradually increase your
Dancing: Whether it is hip hop, cha cha, tango, or zumba, dancing is a fun way to get
your heart rate up. Many clubs and gyms offer dance classes which makes it a convenient way to add some fun to your
routine. Once you learn the moves, you can start working out at home as well. Your friends and family will be so
Self Defense Classes: Come on, who didn’t want to be a ninja growing up? These classes
are a great way to work out while learning something new – and useful! You will learn coordination and improve your
endurance. Bring friends and make it an even more enjoyable workout.
Hiking: getting out and enjoying the fresh air is something that can lift most people’s
spirits. Challenging hikes will build muscle and burn fat. If you like running, trail running is a great way
to vary your terrain and escape the boring trails you usually run. An added bonus is the great view from the
As you can see, there are many great ways to switch up your routine and add fun, effective activities to your