How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, only to be stuffing yourself with chocolate and tearing up the gym membership come the start of February? We all start the New Year with good intentions about getting fit and active, but they can be hard to stick to and unless you think out of the box for unusual ideas, 2013 may go the way of every other failed year in the past.
2012 was the year of the Zumba craze, with church halls an gyms across the country filled with people shaking their stuff to salsa music. Bokwa is a mixture of traditional African dance moves and kick boxing, and is taking the fitness world by storm. Search the net for a class near you and be one of the first with the new craze.
Buildings all over the UK are being transformed into climbing centres, and you can keep fit and scale the heights without having to contend with the British weather. Climbing will tone up muscles and improve general levels of fitness.
This is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to keep fit as a hoop only costs around a pound. It’s great for toning up abdominal muscles and once you get good, you should be able to keep it going for some time and enjoy a workout too.
If putting on your ladies riding jacket or going to a zumba class isn’t your thing, get the skipping rope out. 15 minutes of skipping burns 200 calories, and it will improve your co-ordination too.
Roller or ice, both forms of skating will tone up leg and abdominal muscles and once you’re speeding along, your heart rate increases and will give you a great overall workout.
If you’ve spent the autumn glued to Strictly Come Dancing, some ballroom dancing classes could be right up your street. You’ve only to see how much weight the celebrities on the show lose to see what a great way it is to lose weight and keep fit.
Part of the reason we so often give up on out fitness kick is because it’s not fun. Horse riding is exhilarating and exciting, and gives a great cardio-vascular work out. Put a riding jacket on your present list and make a reservation for some lessons during January to get you started.
Since Team GB’s Olympic success, rowing clubs have been inundated with new members. If there is no club near you, get onto the rowing machines at the gym or invest in a small machine to use in the comfort of home.
You’re never too old to play a team game, so if you were good at hockey, netball or football at school, search out a local team and start training.
Everyone can ride a bike, and there’s nothing better than getting out in the fresh air and exploring the countryside. You don’t have to go as fast as Bradley Wiggins to get a good workout and keep fit.
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