My idea is simple – make gymming more fun and I’m more likely to stick with it. That being said, I also don’t want to enter into any contracts that I will be paying off for years. So here are a few ideas to get you started:
Green Outdoor Gyms offers some alternatives to regular gyms with green and affordable gyming. They offer an eco-friendly exercise area free for use by visitors in certain parks across Joburg. This is the perfect way to break a sweat and get some fresh air at the same time. Find out more about the parks that offer Green Outdoor Gyms here.
Climb your way to better health
Rock climbing is not only super-fun but also an amazing workout at the same time. The real beauty is that you see and feel your achievements step by step when you complete a new wall and move onto something a little more challenging.
Hike at high speed!
Trail running is all the buzz ever since Matthew McConaughey mentioned that this is his preferred method of exercise and I guess who can deny that it seems to be working well for him? Trail running is basically the act of careful running on a hiking trail without falling or slipping on any rocks. It sounds crazy and the truth isn’t far from it. This is singularly one of the hardest runs you will ever do but the upsides are plenty. You get a great workout, fresh air and the sites you’d usually get from a hike – Win/Win! Braamfontein Spruit is quite a popular one hiking trail for this fun activity.
Bodytec is an EMS gym, which stands for Electro Muscular Stimulation and is basically a really cool way to work out. You wear a bodysuit that covers all your muscles and stimulates them while you do a low impact workout and the electro-pads multiply the intensity. The technology has been around for a while but this really takes it to another level. The best part is that you only need to train once a week with EMS!
Sweat it out
Another fitness craze which has swept Johannesburg is Sweat 1000. It’s called that because you apparently burn 1000 calories during your session. You wouldn’t need to do this too often, making it a winner for those looking to spend less time exercising each week.
Kick it in kicks
This idea is for those of you that want to capitalise on any effort made throughout the day, so if you are like me, this should be quite appealing. The Reebok Toning shoes have been around for a few years and have had a great response from the public. Celebs like Kim K even wore them making me even more keen to get a pair. The idea is that the ball type shape at the bottom of the sole forces you to exert more effort while training. There have since been counter-claims and the likes but Reebok have maintained their position and are continuing to market the range.