Fun physical activities for people who hate working out

Eugh, exercise. Am I right? Although there are some people who spend every single day working up a sweat in the gym, there are other people (like us) who just can’t get onboard the gain train. Exercise just doesn’t come naturally to these kinds of people, and there is just nothing fun about spending a few hours in a sweaty room full of equally sweaty people. Thankfully, all is not lost for those who hate working out, because there are countless fun physical activities you can do instead.

Put on your dancing shoes

When you put on your dancing shoes, there’s a high chance that you feel as though you’re Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. You are lighting up the dance floor, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there were flames coming out of your shoes. But did you know that when you’re dancing the night away you’re actually burning some calories? In fact, you can incorporate this into your exercise routine! Many gyms offer exercise classes that focus on dance, so you can just kid yourself that you’ve had a few too many drinks like you do on Saturday nights.

Fun physical activities for people who hate working out

It’s time for walks

Just like humans, dogs also need a workout. They need to get their legs working, and they need to get their blood pumping. Because of this, you and your dog could join forces to get moving together. Whether it’s just a standard walk, or whether you decide to go and play frisbee in the local park, simple movements like this can be both fun and good for your body. After all, exercise is one of the most boring things in the world, so you need to do everything you can to get a few laughs out of it.

Get on the defensive

No, don’t just punch someone in the face when they ask you to go to the gym with them. That’s not the way to do it. Instead, sign up for a self-defense class! Although we hope that you will never have to use the skills you learn in this class, it’s always good to be prepared just in case you do find yourself in a sticky situation. By learning how to kick, punch, and make a citizen’s arrest, you will actually be working muscles you didn’t know existed. You won’t even realize you’re doing it. What could be better than that?

Fun physical activities for people who hate working out

Go for a fun run

Okay, so we’re not sure who decided to put “fun” and “run” in the same sentence, but it really is a thing. In recent years, fun runs have evolved for those who really don’t like running or exercise in general. You can run through mud, you can run through foam, and you can even run over giant inflatable obstacles. Although it might not be your first choice of activity, it’s certainly something fun if you give it a go.

Looking to get your blood pumping but you hate working out? These activities have got your back.