I want to workout to have fun. Where do I start?

There are many ways to have fun while exercising. I would recommend starting with identifying what types of activities you enjoy. Whether you enjoy playing group sports such as baseball or basketball or prefer more solo adventures like kayaking or running, tailor your exercise to your interests.

If you enjoy competition, you can always train for a bodybuilding or physique competition. Or maybe the challenge of setting goals and shattering them in and of itself is enjoyable to you.

Try some different types of activities and make note of the ones you enjoy doing, then research your opportunities from there.

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Get Up, Get Out, Get Going...

Start with doing activities that you think are fun such as your favorite sport , hiking camping or group exercise with some friends.  Use fitness as a competition.  You and a group of friends each come up with an exercise of your liking and see who can last the longest at it.  Its kind of like playing the basketball game of horse where each person has to  make the same exact shot the person before made or they get a letter until the word "Horse" is spelled and that person loses.  You can think of something along those lines to have fun.

Trampolines are also fun.  Jumping and attempting different tricks can be challenging and fun.

Find something that you enjoy doing and feels less like the "work" part of workout.

There are many ways to make exercise enjoyable. Start by identifying what types of activities you dislike and which you would be willing to try. For example, you may find that you do not enjoy running, but you are willing to walk while listening to your favorite music. Perhaps you find that you would rather take a dance class than exercise at a gym. The more enjoyable an exercise is to you the more likely you will engage in that activity on a regular basis. Next, determine how you can incorporate a these activities into your weekly schedule. It might be helpful to call your friends and ask them if they are willing to participate in an activity with you. Working out with others can help increase motivation. Finally, be sure to set small, realistic goals for yourself. Setting a goal will give you something to strive for and will help engender a sense of success.

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