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Staying fit in Toronto can actually be quite enjoyable, writes Henry Kingston.
Getting exercise in can sometimes become a very boring chore. Going to the same park and getting a good jog in, or hitting the weights at your local gym or even going to yoga at a studio can become repetitive and boring.
Getting fit or staying fit does not have to be a joyless affair. You can spice it up, and spicing up your fitness routine is one of the best ways to ensure that you stick to your fitness plans.
In Toronto, you have got so many ways to burn calories and have fun at the same time. And if you partner up with a fellow fitness enthusiast you can even wake up that dormant dragon inside you. Let us check some of the best activities for staying fit in Toronto.
Surf it up.
One of the best advancements of this century is that you can now even surf indoors, or an actual surfboard. At SurfSet you can jump one of their special indoor surfboards which makes you feel as if you are hitting the waves.
It makes sure your body goes through all the motions of real surfing, minus the ultra-hot sun and the taste of salt-water when you wash-out.
These surfing exercises come in four levels. You can work out your core muscles, developing better balance and over all core strength. For those looking for greater challenges, there are high intensity surf sessions which focus on higher calorie burns and strength conditioning. Overall at SurfSet you get an excellent workout, and can focus on staying fit in Toronto minus the boredom.
Jump on a trampoline.
What if I told you that you can jump your heart out and burn up to 1,000 calories doing it? You will say I am selling fool’s gold but it is quite true. You can lose up to 1,000 calories by jumping up and down on a trampoline for an hour.
Skyzone is an indoor trampoline park. Go to Skyzone to forget all your worries as you jump on trampolines or do freestyle jumping into foam. You can even join a drop-in fitness class that combines strength-training and cardio.
Gym with a difference.
Hitting a gym does have serious benefits but an argument could be made that not only is it boring but a gym often overlooks functional fitness. Well, Alpha remedies that. It is a gym that focuses on the sport of obstacle course racing.
Classes range from 45 to 90 minutes and are focused on making you faster, stronger, more agile and having greater endurance. Also, it never gets boring. You have kettlebells, medicine balls, monkey bars, battle ropes, climbing and indoor rowers. It is a mix to keep you challenged and make sure you never get bored.
Starting an exercise routine is great. However, what is more essential before you check out these unique fitness opportunities is that you make sure you have a nutrient filled diet. Ensure you diet has sufficient quantities of the basic essentials like calcium, potassium, Vitamin D and fiber.
Henry Kingston is a passionate blogger and loves writing as it’s his obsession. He has written on various topics like fitness, health care, non-medical home care for the elderly and about different other aspects of life. Follow @Henrykingston30 for more updates.
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