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Alternative Sports To Keep You Fit

Do you want to keep fit and healthy but you’re too scared to enter a gym?

Maybe the price of the gym is putting you off. Either way, don’t let it deter you from getting fit. Below, you’ll find four ways to get fit and healthy in ways that aren’t the gym or running around the streets in the evening.

Roller Derby

Surging in popularity over the last couple of years across the board, people have been strapping on their roller skates and jumping wheels first into this popular American sport.

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While you may think you just roll around in a circle, it’s about much more than that, as it’s excellent cardio and quite physical once you all get going around the track. It’s a pretty hardcore contact sport once you get going, so don’t be surprised if you get a bruise or two. It’s also an excellent way to meet new people through the group atmosphere.

Trampolining

You’ve probably noticed the abundance of trampolines popping up in back gardens, you may even have one in yours, and that’s because kids love them. But, why let the kids have all the fun?

An excellent way to stay fit, trampolining, or free-jumping as some people like to call it, offers excellent cardio while allowing you to strengthen your lower body and joints. Oh, and let’s not forget, it’s extremely fun too.

Boxing

So, the idea isn’t to go all Million Dollar Baby or to start competing in competitive boxing matches, unless you want to that is, but it’s a great way to keep fit and have fun. Ideal for all ages, there’s been a rise in women’s boxing over the last few years.

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It’s easy to see why, as it’s a great way to build core strength and do cardio, due to the skipping exercises involved. It’s also a fantastic way to engage your body and brain all at the same time. But, let’s not forget the best element of it, it’s the perfect way to let off some steam and stress by hitting a giant 60-pound punch bag.

Football

Traditionally seen as a masculine sport, which is something we’ve been thought from a young age, women’s football has seen huge growth – especially with the World Cup finally getting the recognition it deserves.

It’s been noted that loads of women are now joining football clubs at a grassroots level, which is seeing a surge in the sport’s popularity. Aside from helping you keep fit and healthy, football is a great way to meet new friends and get involved in a group activity with people from other walks of life. So, if you’re looking to keep fit and healthy, but don’t want to do a solo jog or the gym fills you with fear, there are plenty of other ways to keep fit, have fun and even meet people.

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