Going to the gym on a regular basis takes a lot of dedication, hard-work and will-power. It’s so easy to decide to go home and take a nap instead of going to the gym. It’s also easy to be discouraged going to the gym because you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing. However there are plenty of other options you can choose from instead of going to the gym.
1. Indoor Cycling
Indoor cycling, often also called spinning, as an organized activity, is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting. My first time at a cycling class was at Germantown Cyclebar in the Greater Memphis Area and it was definitely a workout. I remember coming home to take a shower, going to get my nails done and coming home and KO’ing for the night. It was definitely hard, but I also LOVED it and have actually signed up for four classes per month, because that’s all I can handle right.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is all about finding your inner peace and being one with yourself.
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Pilates called his method “Contrology”. Honestly, even thinking about doing pilates scares me. I’ve signed up multiple times for a free class here in Memphis and have missed each class because I just don’t know what I’m getting myself into.
Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport. Kickboxing is another class I haven’t tried yet, but definitely would like to try, especially as a class to learn self-defense!