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|21 May|4 mins

Workouts For The Anti-Gym Inclined

How to get active and not even notice you’re doing it
Lucy E Cousins
21 May
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If you've clicked on this article, chances are you’re not a fan of treadmills, running groups or bootcamps — not to mention triathlons or those insane ultra marathons.

Luckily, you don’t have to be a fitness freak to stay healthy, all you need to do is find an activity that you love, which just so happens to also get you fit on the side as an added bonus.

Need some inspiration? Try one of these on for size.

Sign Up For Dog-Sharing

You’ve got Uber on your phone and ride a share bike, why not have a share dog? Aussie company Dogshare puts you in contact with local dog owners and lets you ‘borrow’ their dogs. Genius. You get the cuddles and the dog walks, minus the vet bills and the commitment. Find a pooch that you love and take them for a run twice a week — you’ll get fit for free but won’t even notice because you’ll be too busy grammin’ your canine buddy.

Act Like a 10 Year-Old

Remember when you spent your entire recess running around having fun? It didn’t feel like a workout, did it? Well, that’s exactly what the legends at Urbanbec Australia want you to feel again. They offer weekly ‘Return to Recess’ workouts for adults, and each time you turn up you’ll be doing something different — it could be handball, an obstacle course or team challenges. Either way, you certainly won’t get bored, but you will get fit.

Advice
|21 May|4 mins

Workouts For The Anti-Gym Inclined

How to get active and not even notice you’re doing it
Lucy E Cousins
21 May
Share:

If you've clicked on this article, chances are you’re not a fan of treadmills, running groups or bootcamps — not to mention triathlons or those insane ultra marathons.

Luckily, you don’t have to be a fitness freak to stay healthy, all you need to do is find an activity that you love, which just so happens to also get you fit on the side as an added bonus.

Need some inspiration? Try one of these on for size.

Sign Up For Dog-Sharing

You’ve got Uber on your phone and ride a share bike, why not have a share dog? Aussie company Dogshare puts you in contact with local dog owners and lets you ‘borrow’ their dogs. Genius. You get the cuddles and the dog walks, minus the vet bills and the commitment. Find a pooch that you love and take them for a run twice a week — you’ll get fit for free but won’t even notice because you’ll be too busy grammin’ your canine buddy.

Act Like a 10 Year-Old

Remember when you spent your entire recess running around having fun? It didn’t feel like a workout, did it? Well, that’s exactly what the legends at Urbanbec Australia want you to feel again. They offer weekly ‘Return to Recess’ workouts for adults, and each time you turn up you’ll be doing something different — it could be handball, an obstacle course or team challenges. Either way, you certainly won’t get bored, but you will get fit.

Get High (Sort Of)

Imagine a room full of trampolines. That’s right, wall to wall trampolines just waiting for you to jump on them. Book a fitness class at SkyFit and you’ll have so much fun you won’t even realise you’re doing a pretty effective cardio workout. The best part? It’s only $10 a class.

Cheat The System

What if we told you we found a way to get the same effects as a two-hour gym session in just twenty minutes? Interested? Of course you are. And although it sounds like a late-night TV ad promise, it’s actually legit. SpeedFit Australia uses EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) in a combination with personal training to tone your muscles in a fraction of the time. Does it work? Well, Usain Bolt uses it, so that says it all to us!

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Get High (Sort Of)

Imagine a room full of trampolines. That’s right, wall to wall trampolines just waiting for you to jump on them. Book a fitness class at SkyFit and you’ll have so much fun you won’t even realise you’re doing a pretty effective cardio workout. The best part? It’s only $10 a class.

Cheat The System

What if we told you we found a way to get the same effects as a two-hour gym session in just twenty minutes? Interested? Of course you are. And although it sounds like a late-night TV ad promise, it’s actually legit. SpeedFit Australia uses EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) in a combination with personal training to tone your muscles in a fraction of the time. Does it work? Well, Usain Bolt uses it, so that says it all to us!

Shop Casual Sportswear
Lucy E Cousins
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