My favorites are water and snow skiing because I get to go fast. I love the breeze across my face. I am 55 years old and started both when I was about 15 years old. Since both require expensive equipment ( a boat for water skiing and skiis) I have rarely done either. In 40 years I have been water skiing twice, and snow skiing about 20 times.
I married a baseball player and we are both frugal people. We are ready for early retirement due to watching our pennies carefully over nearly four decades. Thus, we don't ski.
However, knowing that rarely I get a chance to ski, I lift weights (which I loathe) and run (which I genuinely enjoy), and ride my bike, all of which keep me in good condition so I can do the sports when opportunity arises.
I also love dancing, though seldom do it because it conflicts with work. Instead I do Pilates, Yoga, and sometimes Aerobics all of which are fine choices which I enjoy.
Fitness Minutes: (5,578)
1,012 2/8/13 11:17 A
Karate/kickboxing. Where I go (when I can) is a really great community. It's an amazing workout and stress reliever, but it's also a lot of fun with friends.
Dance. I take a clogging class once a week. It is fast paced and fun. You also are learning a skill at the same time while enjoying adult company. My daughter (who competes in dance) is actually impressed with some of the steps I am able to do.
Fitness Minutes: (64,634)
2,840 2/5/13 12:39 P
Running is my favorite exercise and the most liberating. You burn more calories, work your entire torso and feel like a million dollars when you do it. If you get your ditance and speed up you can erase any weight issues you may have and increase your health 100%.
Ginnyok, I'm the opposite...I don't like the classes and I love the machines. I need to work on enjoying things other than machines. Isn't it interesting how different things make different people tick?
I'm with you on the treadmill, though. I love to run outdoors and would prefer to run in 20 degree weather outside than on the treadmill. I don't like having the machine dictate my pace. There's one exception--I like walking on a steep incline. That gives me such a good workout. If you're looking to make yourself like the treadmill, I would give that a try.
Zumba and any cardio dance!!! I find strength training boring but I just started zumba toning and it is actually really fun!
Fitness Minutes: (12,253)
14 2/5/13 12:11 P
Anything dance related is my favorite. I do some type of dance class workout every day. I do a Cardio Dance Mix class three times a week which is lots of fun, a blend of all kinds of dance and all sorts of music. I also do Zumba and Belly Dancing each a few times a week, plus Swing Dance every so often when the local group offers classes.
I also love Yoga and try to do a class at least three times a week.
Over the last month or so, I've also discovered that I enjoy the group strength training classes my gym offers, like Sets and Reps and Boot Camp.
I've tried spin classes and kickboxing recently too, and they were both ok....but not my favorite.
My problem is I really do NOT enjoy any machines....treadmill, eliptical, etc. I get so bored I just can't stand it. So, I need to work on that. I do enjoy walking or jogging when the weather is pleasant and I can be outdoors, but I HATE the treadmill.
Fitness Minutes: (35,692)
4,388 2/5/13 11:50 A
Pilates because I can do it at home or when I travel & I feel like my posture is so much better after Pilates
running because I can do it anywhere and it's FREE
bleachers because I burn a LOT of calories in a short period of time and really work my calves, quads, and glutes
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