Whilst a gym is a great place to work out, it's not always the easiest or cheapest option for everyone. However, when it comes to exercising from home, it can be almost impossible to motivate yourself. We believe that being creative whilst getting fit is a key factor in inspiring you to keep working out. So we will be looking at these 5 fun ways to get fit without the gym!


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  1. Trampolining
  2. Hula Hooping
  3. Dancing
  4. Skipping
  5. Try a Sport

1. Trampolining

Trampolining is a great and easy way to stay fit. With an indoor trampoline, this can be achieved at home. A trampoline allows you to try different moves to make sure the full body receives a workout. It also includes the ability to start with low impact exercises so you can warm up to a high-intensity workout.

For a more guided tutorial on how to use an indoor trampoline, check out our 5 Exercises You Can Do On a Trampoline.

2. Hula Hooping

Woman dancing with green hoop in the park

Hula hooping is another fun and easy exercise that can be done from home. Not only does it help burn calories, this exercise focuses on the core muscles, resulting in less abdominal fat and a toned stomach. It also includes other benefits such as a healthier heart and lungs, improves balance and helps the immune system. With some upbeat music on, it can be easy to complete a fun workout that incorporates creative routines and changes of pace.

3. Dancing

Dancing is one of the most fun ways to stay healthy. To incorporate it into your routine does not necessarily mean you need to join a dance class, unless, of course, you want to. However, with new interactive apps and websites, it is now easy to get the most out of dancing at home!

4. Skipping

man using skipping rope outside

Skipping is a fun and straightforward exercise that comes with numerous benefits. It is a great way to get into home workouts and is easily personalised to what you need. Skipping allows you to set the pace and work at your own level, but will also become easier with practice. Eventually, once it is part of your routine, you can begin to change speeds, include tricks, and even make fun routines to your favourite workout songs. If you are looking for a tougher workout, be sure to purchase a weighted skipping rope for a more intense burn.

5. Try a Sport

Finding a sport you enjoy is a great way to stay on track, especially if you are a competitive person.  It can help you commit to a fitness routine and make sure you get your active hours in. Sport is also beneficial because you can have an invested interest in something more than just staying fit.

If you are nervous about starting a new sport, make sure to bring a friend to play with or join a team. As long as you are staying active and having fun, it doesn't matter if you are particularly talented at the sport or not. 

If you are unsure about which sport might be for you, then check out our information on boxing. As an individual sport, it's great for building strength and staying fit so be sure to read our Boxing Techniques for Beginners. You can also check out our boxing equipment.

So...

If your workout routine needs some refreshment, or perhaps the gym isn’t for you, then these 5 fun ways to get fit without a gym is a great place to begin. Enjoying your workout is vital for staying motivated, so if you lack the commitment be sure to invest in these fun exercises. 


Before beginning any exercise or nutrition program, consult your physician, doctor or other professional. This is especially important for individuals over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems. Exercise.co.uk assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained using our advice.

If you experience dizziness, nausea, chest pain, or any other abnormal symptoms, stop the workout at once and consult a physician or doctor immediately.