Unconventional ideas for a great workout – The Dixon Pilot

Kids make games of everything and naturally turn exercise into fun – who said adults can’t do the same? We’ve compiled a list of some unconventional ideas for a great workout, so read on to find out how you can sweat without breaking your spirits.

Go kayaking

If you’re looking for a way to work your arms and core while enjoying nature’s beauty, you should give kayaking a try. This form of exercise is no joke: your arms will hurt in no time! However, being on the water is so enjoyable that we bet you won’t mind the exercise needed to explore your local lake or river.

Ride an electric bike

Most people look at an e-bike and assume it gives you no exercise, thanks to the motor. In reality, an e-bike motor uses pedal assist, which means you can’t get anywhere without physically pedaling the bike. In fact, you can get the same exercise with an e-bike as you would with a regular bike, as the level of pedaling assistance is entirely up to you.

There are some tips on how to make an e-bike ride a workoutso do not neglect this option!

To try Ring shaped adventure

For a complete workout, there’s nothing more fun than Ring shaped adventure. This game for Nintendo Switch comes with a leg strap and a packable ring. Attach one controller to your leg and attach another to the ring, and the game can detect when you’re running and when you press and pull the ring!

This allows the game to translate your physical movements into character movements, so your avatar functions like you. If you don’t believe that a video game can give you a workout, you have to try this. It gamifies every aspect of exercise, from jogging to yoga to arm training.

Now that you know these unconventional ideas for a great workout, get in shape without spending all your time in a boring gym!

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