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6 Ways to Make Exercise More Fun Without Trying

7th Feb 20

Making exercise a fun part of everyday life is something that many of us just wish we could do since it makes things easier in the long haul. Living a healthy lifestyle can take a lot of work, after all. There’s a lot of effort that usually goes into it. However, with a few good ideas and some outside the box thinking, it’s always achievable. You’re in just the right place to do that too.

We’ve put together some of the best ideas we can think of to help make sure that your workouts are as fun and enjoyable as they can be, even if you’re not a fan of exercising at all. There are tonnes of different forms of exercising out there, after all. Whether you need to sneak it in throughout the day or find a new thing you love to do, there’s always a great way to get started.

Let’s do it.

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  1. Do What You Enjoy
  2. Try Sports
  3. Workout In Groups or Classes
  4. Get a Workout Partner
  5. Get Competitive
  6. Active Hobbies

1. Do What You Enjoy

Perosn having fun while exercising

One huge part of exercise that most people tend to forget is to find something you enjoy. It really can be that simple. Even if you don’t quite know what that is yet, that doesn’t mean it isn’t out there. You just need to look further.

Try out as many different exercises as you can to see which ticks the most boxes for you. If you don’t like getting hot and sweaty regularly, try out LISS or go for long walks. If you’d rather go all-in for less time, that’s where HIIT plays a part. It’s all relative, and as long as you know your stuff (and do it for the right amount of time), it all works!

2. Try Sports

Person having fun playing tennis

This one is a little bit more specific, but it’s for a good reason. Trying out a new sport is one of the best ways to guarantee that you’ll find something you enjoy. There’s just something for everyone in it. So look past the obvious through to the weird and wonderful stuff that’s out there and see which you find the most fun. It’s not hard if it’s something you love.

Many people tend to enjoy the fun teamwork elements of exercise from sports like rugby, hockey and football, whereas others prefer solo stuff like running, cycling, tennis and squash. So, what works best for you and do it when you feel like it. It’s a great way to get the social benefits of exercise as well.

3. Workout In Groups or Classes

People in a workout group

Staying with the social theme takes us on to our next point just perfectly. After all, there’s more than one way to exercise with others, and doing it in new ways is always a great way to spice up your training. Some of the most popular ways to go about doing that are with classes or even clubs.

All of them benefit you in new and unique ways, so give them all a try to see how they differ and which way makes your exercise more fun. That’s what all of this is about, after all. If you try out a new workout class, you might make more progress than ever, and the same goes for sports or activities like before. Try everything you can!

4. Get a Workout Partner

Couple exercising together

If you don’t like the idea of working out with groups but still want to add as much excitement and motivation to your workout as you possibly can, working out with just one partner is a great call too. Working out with a friend, family member, partner, or anyone else really still has great effects on your fun.

If you’re into weight training, having a spotter may keep your head in the game, for example. Training with your partner is another awesome one so that you’re both in it together and can still spend time together. All of these little things make a big difference in your exercise/life balance.

5. Get Competitive

People competing with pull ups

One good (or bad, depending on how you see things) side effect of training with other people is that it tends to bring out the competitive side of some people. It’s purely natural to want to be the best after all. It’s fun, it’s motivating, and it happens.

If you’re the kind of person that likes a little rivalry, then competitive exercise may be the most fun thing you could do for your exercise anyway. But, of course, you can do it with anything too. It’s always a game from competitive bodybuilding all the way through the rest of the list if you can make it one.

6. Active Hobbies

people hiking through a field

The last amazingly useful tip for making your exercise more fun is to make it a part of a hobby and not just a workout for the sake of working out. Just like all of the others, there are still loads of ways you can do it.

Hiking, cycling, rock climbing, golf, and even VR gaming can all help you out here. More movement in your days off is always a good thing, so any of these are worth trying!

Before beginning any exercise or nutrition program, consult your physician, doctor or other professional. This is especially important for individuals over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems. assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained using our advice.

If you experience dizziness, nausea, chest pain, or any other abnormal symptoms, stop the workout at once and consult a physician or doctor immediately.