If you are a gym-bunny like so many of us are, you’ll love trying new ways to stay fit and be healthy. As much as we love working on our gains at the gym, sometimes this can become a little mundane after a while, and things need shaking up. Well, never fear, there are plenty of things you haven’t tried yet. Trying new sports not only helps you stay fit and active, but it also expands your knowledge, introduces you to new people and keeps your workout routine versatile and interesting!
Pickleball sports you may not have tried
Ever heard of this cool sport? Well, you have now! A hybrid between tennis, badminton and squash, this two-player ball game is an awesome workout. Why? Well, just like tennis, it works both your cardiovascular fitness and your muscle tone at the same time. Combining running, balance, arm strength and core, you are sure to love pickleball. Plus, the equipment is minimal and cost-effective! All you need are shoes for pickleball, a paddle, and space to play – and a friend of course!
Kayaking is a must
Lifting weights is fun and satisfying, but it can become a lonely activity at times. Plus, staring at the four walls of a gym might become a little tiresome after a while. To shake up your sports routine, try a water sport such as kayaking. Kayaking is an awesome workout which combines balance, core strength and endurance. The best part about kayaking is that you’ll barely notice yourself working out, because you’ll be too busy taking in the stunning views and having fun.
Kayaking is also a super affordable sport which is accessible to everyone. Safety is paramount when taking a kayaking trip; ensure that you wear the right protective and safety clothing, and take a professional guide if required.
Try out Horseback Riding
If this is something you have never tried, you’ve got to do it at least once. Many people are afraid to go Horseback Riding due to lack of experience and fear of such large animals who can be so flighty. It’s understandable that this is a big fear factor for some people, but in reality, horseback riding is a sport like no other, which is an incredible experience everyone should try.
Is horseback riding good exercise? From a distance, it seems like you’re just sitting there and letting the horse do all the work! But in actual fact, horseback riding is amazingly good exercise. It requires excellent balance, core strength and endurance of grip. In order to become good at riding, you must train your body to respond naturally to the movement of the horse, which allows you to work together as a team.
Plus, horseback riding can take you to some incredible places. Trekking along beautiful coastlines, through forests or up mountains on horseback gives you breathtaking views and stunning photo opportunities you’ll never forget. Beats staring into the gym mirror, right?
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