Let’s face it: Sometimes the gym is the last place you want to go. It’s true even for those of us who actually enjoy the sweating, burning muscles and heavy breathing.
There are a lot of reasons you may not want to hit the gym on any given day. Maybe you don’t feel like interacting with people. Maybe you haven’t been feeling motivated in your usual workout setting or you’ve run out of ideas (for more on creative programming, read about task-oriented exercise). Maybe you simply don’t feel like it, but know you’ll feel better if you just do something to get your body moving.
The thing about exercise, though, is that it doesn’t have to feel like exercise. There are countless ways to get active and challenge your body without dragging yourself to the gym when you’d rather not. Here are five killer workout ideas that can get you out of your typical gym environment (and possibly out of your comfort zone).
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"Food" is the F-word. And the F-Word blog is all about helping you find your food-life balance. After battling an unhealthy relationship with food and body image for years, I'm dedicated to helping others avoid those misfortunes. Read on for nutrition guidance, lifestyle tips and stories from other bad-ass people who also overcame disordered eating.