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With obesity levels continuously on the rise in the UK it is important for people to reflect on what they are doing to keep fit.  Exercise does not need to be a laborious task and there can be an element of fun.  Some people prefer to exercise alone but doing this in a group could also be an option to help raise the energy levels and to enjoy the activity.  Here are some suggestions as to how to make exercising a little more fun.

Trampoline Jumping

Jumping on a trampoline may sound like an activity for children however this can also be an activity for adults.  It is pretty common in the UK to see trampolines in back gardens and them in use by the family (especially in the summer months).  If you don’t have the room in your garden for this then you can easily head over to one of the UK trampoline parks where there are indoor and outdoor trampolines for all types of people.  You can head to any of these parks as a group and book a half hour or hour session.  The amount of calories that you will burn with this without even realising is incredible.  The prices at these sort of trampoline parks are also generally very reasonable therefore not a great expenditure.


If you are a fan of cycling then why not try out a spinning class at your local gym.  These classes can be a lot of fun but also really tiring and challenging.  Normally there are classes for different types of people (beginners, intermediate and advanced).  The classes are generally around 25 to 30 people and the bikes are usually in a semi-circle facing the trainer.  You will go at challenging speeds and strengths along to the sound of music and an encouraging trainer keeping you motivated.  You can go along to this activity alone as there will be a lot of other people in the group you can connect with.

Swing Ball

The game swing ball is not particularly common anymore but in the 80’s and 90’s this was a common game that was played in peoples gardens.  The game consists of a pole with a tennis ball connected to a string.  You must hit the ball and when it goes round the pole the person you are playing against must attempt to return it.  This is a really cheap game to buy and is a lot of fun.  When you start playing this game you can end up playing it for a long time burning lots of calories.  The only downside we can think of is the weather.  As this is an outdoor game, it is weather dependant.

Hill Walking

We are blessed with a lot of good scenery in the UK and we should take more advantage of it more often.  Heading on out to the hills can be a lot of fun if doing so in a group.  You can set challenges on times or distance in many of the recognised safe routes.

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