Skipping is a great way to get active and can be done at anytime and anywhere, all you need is a skipping rope. On average a person can burn around 200 calories per 15 minutes of skipping. It can also benefit your lung and heart fitness.
Cross-country running helps you get active and stay in shape. It helps improve lung capacity and can be a great way to meet new people and create a sense of teamwork.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which means workouts are made up of short bursts of exercise with intermittent periods of rest. HIIT workouts are very efficient, so they’re great if you don’t have a lot of time. Plus, you can get started with no equipment and the constant change of pace will be sure to keep you motivated.
Dancing is a fun and uplifting activity that can help you get active. Turn up your radio and start having a dance, this is gaurunteed to uplift your mood and boost your cognitive performance.
Zumba is an aerobics-focused class inspired by Latin American dancing. Zumba is enjoyed by a wide variety of ages and abilities, who love the fast-pace, upbeat music and being in a large group.
Pilates is a flow of small, controlled movements with the aim to strengthen the whole body, tighten, tone and stretch muscles, particularly in your core. Pilates is good for improving general fitness and wellbeing as it can help to relieve stress and tension. All you need to get started is a mat. Pilates is enjoyed by people of all ages as classes can vary in intensity depending on your level of ability and fitness. Pilates can help you maintain a healthy weight but would need to be combined with some aerobic activities and a healthy diet in order to help you burn fat.
Yoga focuses on breath control, flexibility, coordination and balance to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Like Pilates, it too can help you improve your strength, balance, flexibility and posture. However, the two methods are different, with yoga placing more emphasis on static poses, relaxation and meditation. Classic yoga does not require any equipment but there are many different styles of yoga which vary in technique.There is yoga for every age group and fitness level and there is some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, depression and stress. Yoga workouts can be found online so that you can do it at home.
There are so many ways to get active through acessible activites so don’t let not having a gym membership prevent you from getting active and reaching your goals!