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In a world where there seems to be a new exercise DVD, bootcamp or personal trainer promising fantastic results around every corner, it can be difficult to figure out which options are going to have the best results for you and your own weight loss goals. It’s clear that the same things don’t work for everybody, but one thing is true; you are far more likely to stick to something that you actually enjoy, or at least, don’t completely despise, so it’s a good idea to make your exercise routine fun.
Make It Social
A fitness or dance class with friends can be a great way to fit some exercise into your week while making it fun too. By sharing your weight loss or fitness goals with a friend, you’ll provide motivation and support for one another, which is a huge help. Also, you’ll find it much more difficult to back out of going to a class if you know that your friend is expecting you to go with them.
Try Something New
Many classes often require people to pay for a number of sessions in advance, which can be off-putting to those who aren’t sure that they definitely want to commit to weekly Bikram yoga or circuit training. However, many gyms provide one-off taster sessions, allowing you to try a class for free or at a reduced price, so that you can decide whether it’s something you want to continue with. It’s also worth checking out sites such as Groupon and Living Social, which frequently offer deals on the classes and gyms in your local area. You may find that you absolutely love spinning class, but even if you don’t, it won’t be a huge waste of money if you’ve only paid a discounted rate anyway.
One of the biggest crazes of recent years is Zumba, a latin-inspired dance class that has become one of the most successful fitness programs in the world. The popularity of this particular dance class stems from the combination of fun, easy to learn routines and upbeat Latin music. It also provides a work out that mixes cardio and resistance training, which is incredibly effective for weight loss and toning up. Since Zumba is so popular, you are very likely to find a class in your area and there is now a variety of different classes available, from the original Zumba Fitness dance class, to Aqua Zumba, which is a water-based workout.
A Workout With A Difference
If gyms and dance classes aren’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to work out at home, either by using a fitness DVD or your own home gym equipment. For a more modern home workout, many games consoles, such as Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect, have their own fitness games, which have become extremely popular. These consoles have an inbuilt motion sensor, which means that games like Wii Fit and Kinect Fitness can track a player’s movement to make sure that they are carrying out their exercises correctly. The games can also record data, showing a player’s individual progress in their weight loss, making the whole process fun and interesting.
Weight Loss Retreats
Losing weight on one’s own can be an uphill battle, especially without much support from those around you. Attending weight loss retreats or weight loss holidays could be the solution to kick-start your effort to make a lifestyle change. With the help of counselling and proper eating programmes, you are taught how to get rid of bad eating habits while detoxing and exercising at the same time. Some retreats use yoga and meditation to focus you on the task of changing your life.