10 Alternatives to going to the gym…

When we mention fitness training our minds tend to normally waver towards hours on the treadmill, waiting for your turn on the weights machine, sweating it out in a spinning class or perhaps doing some funky moves at home to the latest workout craze…but getting fit and staying in shape doesn’t have to be all about the gym with reps, and sets and timings.

It should be about enjoyment and living your life.

So I have listed out my 10 favorite alternative approaches that not only will get you in amazing shape but also offers the opportunity to learn a new skill set, make new friends, get out of your comfort zone, vastly improve your health  and generally become a more interesting person than ‘Jenny , I spend hours at the gym looking in the mirror and taking selfies more than I do working out’!

1- Mixed Martial Arts

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MMA fighters are arguably some of the fittest athletes out there. Their style of fighting is a combination of boxing, kick boxing, Jujitsu and wrestling to name but a few. Even if you don’t have any desire to be a fighter, simply training to be one will place you in the best shape of your life. I’m not talking about doing an MMA class with your local fitness Instructor, I am talking about enrolling in an actual MMA gym and training as if to become an actual fighter.

The benefits of MMA style training include:

  • A full body workout
  • Brutal cardio sessions
  • Builds Strength & Power
  • Improves coordination
  • Improves flexibility
  • Learn to realistically defend yourself and build self confidence
  • Burn calories FAST
  • Instill a sense of discipline you can carry over to other areas of your life
  • Its fun & safe
  • Make friends and become a part of a family

Here is a little motivation if you feel like you wanna be badass!

Continue reading “10 Alternatives to going to the gym…”

10 Alternatives to going to the gym…

When we mention fitness training our minds tend to normally waver towards hours on the treadmill, waiting for your turn on the weights machine, sweating it out in a spinning class or perhaps doing some funky moves at home to the latest workout craze…but getting fit and staying in shape doesn’t have to be all about the gym with reps, and sets and timings.

It should be about enjoyment and living your life.

So I have listed out my 10 favorite alternative approaches that not only will get you in amazing shape but also offers the opportunity to learn a new skill set, make new friends, get out of your comfort zone, vastly improve your health  and generally become a more interesting person than ‘Jenny , I spend hours at the gym looking in the mirror and taking selfies more than I do working out’!

1- Mixed Martial Arts

WomensSelfDefense-900x600

MMA fighters are arguably some of the fittest athletes out there. Their style of fighting is a combination of boxing, kick boxing, Jujitsu and wrestling to name but a few. Even if you don’t have any desire to be a fighter, simply training to be one will place you in the best shape of your life. I’m not talking about doing an MMA class with your local fitness Instructor, I am talking about enrolling in an actual MMA gym and training as if to become an actual fighter.

The benefits of MMA style training include:

  • A full body workout
  • Brutal cardio sessions
  • Builds Strength & Power
  • Improves coordination
  • Improves flexibility
  • Learn to realistically defend yourself and build self confidence
  • Burn calories FAST
  • Instill a sense of discipline you can carry over to other areas of your life
  • Its fun & safe
  • Make friends and become a part of a family

Here is a little motivation if you feel like you wanna be badass!

Continue reading “10 Alternatives to going to the gym…”