Alternative Exercise - No Gym Contract Required

Alternative Exercise - No Gym Contract Required

Alternative Exercise - No Gym Contract Required

It's the new year and everyone's got their new year, new me lists. According to Forbes magazine, only 8% of people keep to their New Years resolutions and exercise is usually at the top of that list. Most people only get as far as 5 months before canceling their gym memberships and women are most likely to bail than men according to studies. We've got a better solution for you. If you do what you love and you build from there, you are most likely to stick to it. Your fitness journey does not have to start in a gym. Music just like exercise releases your body's natural feel-good hormones. We have some great playlists that will fit your fitness mood and goals, whether you are starting out and need motivation or you need a soundtrack to keep you going.

Ride a bike! Cycling burns calories and is the ideal exercise for your calves, thighs, glutes and waist. It will not build a lot of muscle but it is great exercise if you want to lose weight and tone up.

Take a Hike! Hiking is a great way to get in shape and gain some quality outdoor time while doing it. If you enjoy walking and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle, then hiking is perfect for you. Pick your spot and head out. For all fitness levels and at your own pace you can easily take a hike. Hiking lowers your risk of getting heart disease, improves your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, boosts bone density, builds strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, the muscles in your hips and lower legs, the list goes on and on, plus its free.

Dancing! It's not only fun but people like celebrity dancer Bontle Modiselle swear by dancing to give you the ultimate sculpted dancer body while having fun. Dancing is good for your heart and that full body workout. A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories per session. You can also DIY at home with and show off your skills with our Power Zumba or Kizomba playlists.

Boxing is a fantastic workout for your whole body. It combines aerobic exercises like skipping and jogging as well as resistance and strength training from sessions with the punching bag. It works your upper and lower body and is sure to get those calories burning. Boxing will tone and define your arms, chest and legs. Plus it burns over 350 to 500 calories per hour.

If all else fails, plug in your earphones, play some music and chase a Pokemon. Pokemon go is a game based on walking rewards and for every KM walked you gain experience as well as points. Walking is good for the cardiovascular system and reduces health risks. Take a brisk walk for at least 30-minutes to some upbeat music and feel the calories melt off.

Exercise releases endorphins which triggers a feeling of happiness and interacts with the receptors in your body that reduces your perception of pain. It has a similar impact to morphine. So if you feel there's a mental or discipline issue keeping you from starting, remember, all you have to do is start, put on some good music and your body will feel so good, you won't want to stop.