If you asked me 10 years ago if I’d consider exercise a priority, I would’ve laughed. Fast forward to now and I can honestly tell you it’s become an extremely important part of my life. Exercise hasn’t just helped improve my health and wellbeing, but it’s also given me people whom I now consider some of my dearest friends – and the mindset that exercise is actually fun.
For some reason, there has become this misconception that exercise is something to dread. The lunges, the running, the sweating, and the trainer saying “30 more seconds!” a whole minute ago. The thought of it all can make you want to crawl back into bed or stay on the couch in front of a binge-worthy TV show.
Fear not – working out doesn’t have to be a chore. The key is finding yourself a good crew and trying out new exercises that are fun and out of your normal routine.
To mix things up, I once tried my hands at flying trapeze. The fear of heights made itself very present but the adrenaline that comes with facing this challenge was what excited me. Despite knowing that there is a giant net to catch you on your way down, just the slight idea of falling from such height definitely makes you think twice.
Flying trapeze is a fun alternative to the gym, which I have to add, I’m also a strong advocate of. This is such a great way to bring a group of friends together and support each other in taking a leap of faith and achieving what can only be described as a strong sense of liberation.