I was the same way when I started so I totally understand this question. I was not into cardio at all and just couldn't get excited about it. Then I found Wii Just Dance. I am not a dancer but I got off the couch and giggled and grinned and sweated and had a great time and it did not feel like work, it was more play. And I started losing weight. This jump started me back in February. I am 51 pounds down now, and walking 1-3 miles a day and even started a little running in the last few weeks. But it all started with Wii Dancing for me. There are a number of dancing games: Just Dance 1 thru 4, Michael Jackson dance, Abba dance, I think there is a country dancing one, and I am sure there are more. Just find one that speaks to you and have a ball!
I got started walking with friends. its a great way to catch up with your friends and get some exercise. That is still what I enjoy the most, but I have made myself do other things now.
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There are a ton of dvd's on the market that are dance-related (if you're coordinated!) and are pretty fun to do if you don't have access to a gym with the classes others suggest :)
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Sometimes, gyms offer free or really inexpensive sample classes. My gym, for example, offers a 2 hour mega workout free once or twice a year. And they incorporate 4 different 20 minute workouts with a warm up and cool down and travel time within the building. They have led crossfit, Zumba, drums, HIIT, etcetera. Maybe you can check if a local gym offers that or maybe allows a free trial.
Also, many gyms that offer fitness classes also allow people to drop in for classes for a fee. And usually it's not too expensive. My gym charges non-members $5.25 per drop in class. The community center in a neighboring town charges $12 but it's a slightly richer area. I guess I am suggesting to check out a variety of places within a radius because each gym and city is different.
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I started things that were fun, anything to get moving. Like the WII or XBOX Kinect games-they have a lot of fun active games that includes regular exercise. Eventually I joined a gym and started doing a variety of gym classes. You just have to change things up until you find what is right for you.
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I don't care for it myself (not my style... I actually want my workouts to feel like work) but a lot of my friends swear by Zumba. I also enjoyed step aerobics a lot, with the right music. For that matter, the right music can make any workout seem easier!
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 7/5/2013 (22:05)
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I've just recently began dedicating myself to becoming fit, and I want to keep it a positive and fun experience. I was hoping for advice on exercises (whether it be strengthening, cardio or whatever) that feel more like play than work.
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