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4 Tips for Fun Fitness

4 Tips for Fun Fitness

You know exercise is vital to overall health and wellbeing, but pounding the treadmill doesn’t exactly get you excited? No problem! Try one (or all) of these easy-to-implement ideas, and put the fun back into your workout.

Enjoy what you do.

Make your exercise routine unique to you, and try different things until you find what you like. Love the outdoors? Try walking, hiking or biking. Fanatical about sports? Join a local league or get some friends together to play a game of softball or ultimate Frisbee. Gotta dance? Take classes or find dance events in your area. Or, just pull up a playlist of your favorite high-energy tunes and dance like no one is watching! You’ll be having so much fun you’ll forget you’re even sweating.

Change it up.

Try something new and sign up for a class at your local gym or park district. Or, bring it home and check out exercise DVDs from your library or free workout videos online. (Tip: be as specific as you like with your search terms—e.g. “20 minute cardio workout for beginners” or "30-minute fun dance workout") Varying your workouts engages different muscle groups and contributes to your overall fitness. Dance aerobics, cardio kick boxing, and barre workouts are just a few of the options that are easy to access both at a class and at home.

Seek balance.

Think exercise is limited to running or some other form of sweat-inducing cardio? Endurance, strength, and flexibility are all essential to overall fitness. Alternate your routine by including pilates, stretches, and other strength and flexibility exercises. Change it up by incorporating fitness tools, such as a kettlebell or exercise ball.

Find a workout buddy.

However you choose to exercise, it’s always more fun to do it with a friend. Plus, it provides built-in motivation and accountability. Encourage each other to reach new fitness goals, and remind each other to enjoy the journey. You’re in this together!

How do you make your workout interesting and fun? We’d love to hear your ideas—please share in the comment section below!

*Content contained in this article is not intended to provide or to constitute medical or healthcare advice. Nor can it be relied upon as preventative care, cure, or treatment for any disease or medical condition. You should consult a qualified healthcare professional for advice regarding the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition and before starting any supplementation, nutritional, exercise, or other medical program.


  • Eli Mcmullen March 16, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I found it helpful that you explained how having a friend to exercise with can help you stay motivated and achieve your goals. My wife would like to lose some weight before she attends her sister's wedding this summer, but she seems to lose motivation when she returns home from work each day. Maybe joining a fitness program with a friend could keep her invigorated.

    • Fruitful Yield March 17, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      Definitely! We're glad that you enjoyed the article, and best of luck to your wife!

  • Toby Ryan April 7, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you for explaining that adding variety to your exercise routine can help you improve your overall fitness level. Ever since I got into a car accident last year, I have noticed that I have been gaining more weight and have limited stamina whenever I run. Maybe I should consider finding someone to help me improve my entire body so that I can be healthier.

    • Fruitful Yield April 7, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      We're glad you enjoyed it! Good luck with your recovery.

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