Let’s face it, we all need to exercise. Exercise is incredibly important in maintaining our overall health. However, some people may find exercising at the gym too boring or intimidating. Well, it’s a good thing that going to the gym isn’t the only way to get a workout! This article will list 5 fun ways to exercise if you hate going to the gym.  

Take a Modern Dance Class!

There are two types of people in this world: people who admit to dancing alone to music in their room, and liars. Dancing is a lot of fun, so you might as well make it a hobby! Not only is this a great way to do some cardio, but it’ll be a blast and you may make some new friends (or you can bring your partner for some fun couple-time!). 

5 Ways to Exercise If You Hate the Gym

Take an Aerial Silks Class!

Have you heard of aerial silks? If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat! Aerial Silks is an incredibly beautiful and impressive type of performance/exercise. Aerial silk is a form of creative movement, which features a column of fabric overhead, on which the performer demonstrates acrobatic movements and poses. Aerial silks are not only beautiful, but it is also a full-body workout that uses muscles that are not normally engaged in conventional exercise

5 Ways to Exercise If You Hate the Gym

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Take a Pole-dancing class!

Leave any preconceived notions behind… Pole dancing is an incredibly demanding full-body workout that will strengthen all of your muscles, especially your back muscles, biceps, triceps, and forearms!

This is a great exercise if you’re looking to build your upper-body strength (and if you want to impress your partner with your newfound dance skills)

5 Ways to Exercise If You Hate the Gym

Learn a Sport

You don’t need to be a pro to play sports! If you find a sport that you enjoy doing, and it’s good physical activity, that’s perfect! You can even join a community sports team if you’re feeling up to it.

5 Ways to Exercise If You Hate the Gym

Play Games with Your Friends!

Do you remember working out as a kid? No, I’m not talking about gym class… I’m talking about the fun workouts you did — maybe you played ‘capture the flag’ or it could have been the classic game of ‘tag’. Regardless, these games involved physical activity and you had fun playing them! Remember, you’re never too old to have fun, so go out and play ‘tag’ if you want to! 

5 Ways to Exercise If You Hate the Gym

Remember that the reason for working out should be because you love your body and want to take care of it. The best way to do this is to not just enjoy the outcome of working out, but enjoy the process too! 

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