I’m going to admit something. I don’t enjoy exercising.
Don’t get me wrong. I feel good after I do it and I know I NEED to do it. But I’m never just dying to go work-out. Those people that are like “oh I haven’t been to the gym in a week and I feel off?” That’s not me.
But I’m not getting any younger and I know I’ve got to keep moving. It’s good for stress, weight management and my general well-being.
So let’s look at our options.
THERE ARE LITERALLY DOZENS.
Everyone’s goals are different. Not everyone wants to be able to do regulation push-ups. Some people want to lose weight. Some want to tone up. Some have a medical reason that necessitates the need to move more.
But exercising can be intimidating and I really think a lot of people don’t know where to start. The good news is that in 2018, you can literally start anywhere. Want to try yoga? Think swimming sounds up your alley? Curious what cycling is like? You are pretty much guaranteed to have some sort of class or gym close to you.
Can’t afford a gym or class? That’s okay too. Your body is literally your own personal gym. You can squat, lunge, and push-up your way into good shape.
Things to consider:
- YMCA (or other health club)
- Burn Boot Camp/Orange Theory/CrossFit
- Cycle Bars
- Workout Videos/Channels (BeachBody or Fitness Blender)
Right now, I’m a member of Burn Boot Camp. I joined about year ago and really love it. Every class is different and I’ve never left regretting going. I am much more successful in a group setting vs working out on my own. If it’s up to me, I’m never quite giving 100%. I’m not consistent so I haven’t seen the results I want, but I know if I keep at it, I’ll get there.
Burn is a woman only gym and you will see all ages, all shapes and varying degree of fitness. It’s awesome and if you have one near you, you can usually do a two-week free trial so see if it’s a fit.
At the end of the day, exercise can be a huge stress reliever, so if you haven’t found an outlet yet, I encourage you to give one of these a try. You might not be a runner? And that’s ok. There might be an inner yogi that you’ve yet to discover.