What Exercise Option Is Best for You?

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Crossfit, boot camps, gym memberships, home gyms, team sports, online work outs and outside exercise are all available options for exercise. Once a program works for one individual, their excitement typically bubbles over with convincing enthusiasm that everyone else should try the same exercise. Workouts and exercise are different for everyone and needs can change throughout the course of one’s life. It can be hard to choose a route with so many options, but since the benefits of exercise are great, it is worth it to make a choice.

Crossfit and boot camps have been very successful for many people. Group training can often offer accountability encouraging participants not to miss sometimes making it easier to achieve results. In addition, the work outs are often changed up reducing the boredom of exercising. Unfortunately, the cost is monthly, expensive for some and sometimes limited to specific time frames.

Traditional gym memberships can be beneficial for some. In addition to being able to work out year-round in all types of weather, some people find that paying for a membership encourages them to use the gym. Costs can vary from inexpensive to more pricey allowing users to pick a membership they can afford. A wide range of equipment and weights are offered that most cannot have in their own home. Unfortunately, some gyms have a reputation for making it difficult to end a membership, and it is easy to drive past the gym and not make use of it.

Home gyms and equipment make working out as easy as slipping on shoes and getting on the equipment. Purchasing new equipment can be expensive, but it can sometimes outweigh the costs of a gym membership over time. Used home equipment is frequently sold in good condition making it more affordable. Unfortunately, buyers often confess that exercise equipment often collects dust or is used for storage.

Team sports are available for adults where recreational teams exists. Softball, tennis, flag football and other adult leagues occur depending on the area. They can be a great option to work off some calories while having fun with team mates. The negative: a once a week practice and game is often not enough to attain physical fitness.

Online workouts are a great way to incorporate exercise into the comfort of your own home. They can be inexpensive (sometimes free) and not impacted by weather. Because there is no accountability, they can be easily skipped. The best advantage is they can be done at any time of the day incorporating a work out whenever it fits into a schedule.

Outside workouts such as running or walking are easy and cheap. Phone apps offer a wide range of ways to track a run or walk making it easy to push to new levels. Of course, weather can heavily impact it.

Whatever work out style best fits your lifestyle needs, the trick is to make sure to do it.


Writer Bio: Summer Bolte

I spend most of my time and days with my three kids, husband and dog. My kids frequently play near me as I garden, cook, DIY and volunteer. My most unusual paying job has to be feeding fruit flies in a research lab, and my most fulfilling job was being an oncology nurse for seven years.  

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