These are not WORKouts, they are FUNouts.
The most awesome workouts are the ones that don’t feel like workouts at all, but rather, they feel like an exciting timeout. Maybe you’re surrounded by friends who keep you laughing and engaged, or you’re trying something new that’s challenging and exciting, or you’re (quite literally) playing a game. Many organizations are keying in to the fact that fun isn’t just for kids—that adults who enjoy their workouts are more likely to stick with their exercise routines. The end result is more workout experiences that focus on fun. Have a look at a few of these workout experiences, and bookmark this page for future reference as more opportunities are added to the list.
How to Use a Hula Hoop for Health
If the last time you used a hula hoop was when you were on the playground, it’s time to pick up a new hoop for health. Check out several of the exercises you can perform while hooping.
Nightclub Fitness: Are You Ready to Party?
Who doesn’t like a party? New health clubs are offering party experiences that mimick the impact of nightclubs. Loud DJs, killer light shows, and club-style dance workouts are all a part of this party-hard, work-hard trend.
SWERVE Team-Focused Cycling
A little healthy competition is a great way to make a workout more fun. SWERVE is the first-of-its-kind group cycling studio to focus on inter-team competition as a way to motivate and inspire participants.
Jump into Health: Take a Trip to the Trampoline Gym
Remember when you used to jump on your best friend’s trampoline for hours? There’s something about the feeling of flying that transports you from “workout” to “playout.” Hit the local trampoline gym to reclaim that weightless feeling of excitement that accompanies a good bounce on a trampoline.
Parkour for Beginners: What to Expect
Parkour is for the coolest kids around, and even the grownups want to feel like cool kids. Learn to leap, swing, and catapult yourself over and around natural boundaries by signing up for a class at your local parkour gym.
POUNDing yourself into shape with the POUND Girls
Grab your Ripstix and get to pounding! If you’ve always wanted to be a rock star, now’s your chance. The POUND workout is focused on releasing your inner drummer as you move through a choreographed series of full-body exercise moves.
Fitpacking: A Fitness Hiking Experience
Skip your standard workout and opt for a hiking trip instead. Fitpacking makes exercise social with week-long led hiking experiences that will boost your fitness while you’re having fun.
Great Games! How to Have Fun While Getting Fit
Turn your next cardio workout into an exciting fitness game. This article details a few of the workout games on the market that are revolutionizing fitness everywhere.