Keeping fit is something that everyone dreams of or thrives for but the gym doesn’t have to be a drag. You don’t have to keep fitness mundane. There are many alternatives that allow you to keep fit and have fun at the same time.
With upbeat music and energetic dance moves, zumba enables you to keep fit whilst having fun. You might not know all the moves or stay in rhythm but you get to spend an hour jumping around while keeping fit.
The Student Union has a zumba club and runs evenings were you are taught how to dance. It’s a great way to meet people, learn a new skill and have a laugh all at the same time.
Just think of it as a sober nightclub. Instead of vodka you have water, which is another health kick that will help you shed some weight.
2. Fun Runs
In nearly every city there is an organised fun run, whether that being for charity, fancy dress or the popular colour run all in the name of fun running.
It’s a great way to get some exercise in while having a laugh at the same time. You don’t think of it as exercise, you just find yourself absorbed in the moment and enjoying the atmosphere.
3. Nintendo Wii Evening
Granted this means that someone you know has an nintendo wii however any interactive gaming console will work just as fine. All you need to do is gather your friends, get just dance, wii sports or wii zumba on and get exercising.
Something that’s interactive and interesting such as the wii is a brilliant way of exercising. Without realising it, you’re burning calories and keeping fit especially with good friends, good music and energetic moves. Plus it’s a cheap night in.
4. Go Roller Blading
Rollerblading is a childhood skill that must of us had but we eventually ended up ditching the skates. However rollerblading is becoming more popular with town halls and sports halls opening up their space and with the ability to rent skates, it’s a perfect way to reminisce on your childhood while you get fit.
Skate-Central in Sheffield, up near Sheffield College, opens up to the public with all ages welcome. It costs £4 to enter and £2 skate hire.
On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays the rink holds a family skate session and for the more fun loving ones, the Friday night or party night is open from 7-10pm. So get your skates on and get healthy.
5. Go on a Treasure Hunt
Take a day out treasure hunting with geocaching adventure. It’s a GPS system which you use alongside a map to local boxes or hidden places that have little trinkets inside.
People often take treasures of their own and swap them for the prizes inside. It’s a unique way to exercise. To get lost and see a new place. To learn how to navigate with a map and once again have fun with your friends!
Words by: Katie Hetherington