Top Five Alternative Ways To Get Fit

Not everyone likes the conventional gym, and that’s totally fine! We thought we’d round up some alternative ways of getting some exercise in… try them out and let us know what you think.


S.W.E.A.T 1000

Fun, challenging and vibey, if you’re in need of someone to push you and thrive in a group workout situation, give S.W.E.A.T1000 a try. S.W.E.A.T stands for specialised weight endurance aerobic training and is a great way to get your heart pumping – you can burn up to 1 000 calories per class. The hour-long class is divided into floor and treadmill work, and throughout the session, you’ll keep switching between the two. The music pumps (sometimes they even have DJs) and really keeps your spirits up. The workouts are always different so you’ll never get bored and there are options to suit all levels of fitness… what we mean by that is, they’ll always give you different treadmill speeds and you can choose to use lighter weights if need be.

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Bikram Yoga

If you find regular yoga to be a bit boring, Bikram is a really challenging way to move your body. The class is done in a heated room, which increases your flexibility and detoxes your body at the same time – you sweat, a lot. The postures are limited to a sequence of 26 and each move has a different benefit. If you go regularly, you’ll definitely notice improvements – perhaps one week you weren’t able to achieve camel pose but keep going back, the fact that you do the same poses in each class really allows you to track your progress.

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Park Run

Park Runs are great events that take place every Saturday morning at a variety of venues. Basically, all you have to do to take part is find the Park Run closest to you register on their website. You will get a barcode to print out and that is how you’ll track your time – scan it when you cross the finish line and your run time will be mailed to you. Park Runs are 5kms long, everyone is welcome, no matter your level of fitness and yes, you can walk if you prefer.

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Sleek Geek

Sleek Geek is a social media challenge to get people to live healthy lifestyles. The whole point of it is to eat healthily 80 per cent of the time and move as much as you can. They don’t tell you how to eat or train but rather provide a platform in which you can discuss all things health and exercises related. It’s all about the community and there are frequent meet ups where Sleek Geek members will help you out with everything from training for a race and trying out CrossFit to simply finding a sports partner. Go on, enter the Sleek Geek eight-week challenge and try it out for yourself.

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CrossFit is a fantastic way to get fit, healthy and shed those excess kilos. It’s about strength, conditioning and seeing results. Workouts are always varied to keep things interesting – from rowing and skipping to squatting and jumping, you never know what you’ll be doing! One-on-one CrossFit sessions are available if you’d prefer to workout alone but there’s something about sweating it out with a group that makes it that much easier to complete those last three box jumps, don’t you think?

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By Nikki Samakosky

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