“Girls Just Want to Have Fun…”

zumbaOK, maybe guys do too!

Sometimes exercise can feel like such a chore. Plenty of people don’t enjoy exercise at all. And if you’re a fitness professional, of course there are days when you’re just not in the mood to teach…again.

The antidote to all of this is to inject some fun into that workout. Of course, everyone’s definition of “fun” is going to vary.

For some, FUN = working out so hard you feel like puking. (Seriously!) Check out this video from the Reebok Crossfit games to see what I mean:

For others, FUN = making exercise feel like it’s not really exercise. Zumba can be a great example of this. For many it’s not exercise so much as it’s going out dancing. I think this video captures the essence of the infectious joy of Zumba:

And then again, sometimes FUN = coming up with something  completely new to shake you up and keep you from getting bored. (Does anyone remember double step and quad step???)

Could this be the next great fitness trend? Get ready to synch choreography and treadmills…

Whatever motivates you to get up and get moving, remember to make it your mission to have fun with it and you’ll be more likely to keep coming back for more.

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Posted on Oct 18, 2013

About the Author

Kim Nishida has been working in the fitness industry for more than two decades and is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Schwinn Spinning, Reebok Cycle, Powerstrike Kickboxing, Keiser Cycling and is formerly the Group Exercise Director at UC Berkeley.

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  1. It’s a shame that when most people think of working out they think of mindlessly slogging on a treadmill in the gym or lifting weights in front of an unforgiving mirror.

    Picking activities that are fun *and* social, but also burn calories, is essential to sticking with a “fitness for life” mindset!

    • Kim Nishida says:

      Totally! I like to think that we are all free to create and choose our own workout Heaven and Hell. Most of those “mindlessly slogging” are putting themselves in purgatory. Not fun! Thanks for stopping by and adding your perspective.

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