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Fun Exercise Tips to Get You Going!

Updated on February 24, 2015

Get Moving With These Fun Exercise Tips

This page is packed full of fun exercise tips to put excitement back into your fitness workout plan, whether you are starting a different routine or jumpstarting an old one. Try something brand new that will bring fun and excitement into your day. Find new ways to get in shape and improve your overall well-being.

Just implementing a few changes can get you on track and enjoying your exercise plan!

Exercise is supposed to be fun but let's face it, no matter how much we try, exercise can become dull and monotonous. Doing the same routine over and over again is sure to bring boredom. Sometimes all that is needed is a little exercise motivation. These fun exercise tips will help.

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"I don't excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor."

-Joan Rivers

Find an Exercise Partner

Exercising with a partner is one of the most motivating things you can do for your exercise routine.

Not only are you working out but socializing too!

Partners will rely on each other for motivation and support.

Sometimes you can't get to the gym by yourself, but your exercise partner will get you there.


TIP!

Add music to your

exercise routine.

Music makes it fun!

Source

Try Something New!

Pilates

Pilates is a series of controlled exercises done either on a mat or machine. These exercises condition and strengthen the body without building muscles.

Pilates exercises concentrate on the core (torso) of the body in order to achieve benefits for the entire body. Pilates develops muscle strength and proper alignment of the spine.

Concentrating on the movement of the muscles as well as breathing are two key aspects of pilates training. Pilates is a strong, rewarding and uplifting workout.


Go Walking and

Enjoy the Scenery

Fun Stablity Ball Workouts

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Exercise is one of the best ways

to boost your brain power!

Tip!

Do mini workouts!

Three 10 minute workouts are sometimes easier than a full 30 minutes.

Exercise the Fun Way!

Try Wii Fit Plus

This is a super fun way to work out especially for those who are short on time or prefer to exercise at home. Not only can you choose your own trainer, but you can choose a specific amount of time for your routine. Focus on strength exercises, aerobics and yoga or on target areas.

A new package of balance games will not only give you a work out but are entertaining as well. Juggling, Snowball Fight and Obstacle Course are just a few of the many activities. There are 40 exercises and activities in all. Being in shape was never this much fun!

Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board available at Amazon.com

Get back to Basics

Jump Rope!

Cardio Jump Rope Workouts

Yoga Reduces Stress!

Try Something New!

Yoga

Yoga is in essence a union of mind, body and spirit. It creates strength, balance and flexibility within the body. Breathing and meditation are also components of yoga training that contribute to a general feeling of well being.

Yoga stretches muscles and relieves tension in joints, tendons and ligaments. Yoga is health beneficial, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation and balancing metabolism. Yoga is a healing exercise intended to create optimal peace and health.


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Easy Ways To Add Exercise to Your Day - Some new and some tried and true!

  • Stand and twist while watching TV.
  • Use the stairs rather than the elevator.
  • Stand and squeeze abdominal muscles. This is a good technique

    to use while waiting in line.

  • Park far away from the building.
  • Long phone conversation? Drop and do some stretches on the floor.
  • Do leg circles or lifts while sitting at your desk.
  • Take a sandwich with you and walk at lunchtime.
  • Do squats while drying your hair.

Share your exercise tips or just say hello!

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      RaintreeAnnie 2 years ago from UK

      We do a lot of walking and enjoy the time together. Otherwise I do Pilates which I love and we have a mini trampoline which is good fun! I agree that music while you exercise is great.

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      Ann 2 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      love it! pinned and shared

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I do need to exercise more, I was a runner years ago but have since given it up for walking. Thanks!!

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      electrolion 4 years ago

      Really nice ideas here. Thanks for all the great tips.

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      KamalaEmbroidery 4 years ago

      I really need to start exercising.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Although I basically agree with MadeinAmerica it is important to use your methods as well. Pinned onto my fitness board.

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      MadeInAmerica LM 4 years ago

      You left out my favorite form of exercise: Turning the pages of a book!

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      I really need to learn to like exercising. Anyway to exercise and squidoo at the same time? That would be good! LOL Great ideas for exercising.

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      mikes-cool-stuff 4 years ago

      Exercise, I hate, but I do it. You have some good info here. Thanks for liking one of my lenses.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Swimming is my regular exercise.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I like to read while I'm riding the exercise bike.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      I had to read your lens when it said that exercise was fun! Loved your Joan Rivers comment--that was great. You had some great ideas here. I'm going to take you up on some of them. Thanks for a great lens.

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      thanks a lot for so many squidlikings

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      I need to do more thanks for the tips

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      You know I have a Wii Fit sitting in my garage, I should blow the cobwebs off that huh :-) thanks for sharing

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      PearlHowie 5 years ago

      My best tip is Zumba - has completely changed my life. Find what you love and it doesn't feel like exercise! And thanks for liking my lens.

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      chromegrrrl 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I like cycling because I can choose to change the scenery just by taking a new route.

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      Interesting and inspiring Lens Thanks for sharing.

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      leeleon 5 years ago

      Thanks for your tips.

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      greenmind 5 years ago

      Good, straightforward lens on exercise. I agree with pretty much everything you have to say here!

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      MissTree 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I'm sure a lot of people will find this useful as staying fit is becoming a healthy goal for many of us, though it can be quite a challenge. I really commend you for giving us handy tips on living healthy.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      If only people knew how hard jumping rope is for more than 2 minutes! Love your lens, anything that gets people interested in training/exercise is brilliant. Also love Joan Rivers quote! Really enjoyed this. with thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      mannasugar 5 years ago

      Very good exercise tips...

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      This is a really fun exercise tips page- very engaging :)

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I hike nearly everyday. The high altitude here makes every hike a challenging workout. Biking is my favorite way to exercise and I enjoy cross-country skiing. Thanks for these tips. Fun is a really important part of sticking with a fitness plan.

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      Marelisa 5 years ago

      I run or jog outside for an hour, seven times a week, even when it's raining (I live in Panama so it's hot all day long).

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      I like karate - it's a great distraction from the fact that I'm actually exercising lol. Great exercise tips here, and I'm sure this will be great for those who are trying to keep New Year's resolutions in a few weeks! Blessed. :)

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      We walk a lot, and also use Wii Fit Plus. It definitely helps in the winter when you can't get outside much.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Great ideas! I like to do mini workouts whenever I get a little break during the day.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Fun tips! My husband and I bought 'biggest loser' for the wii and it has lots of exercise routines and stuff on there. It's pretty neat! Thanks for sharing this lens :)

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      nice lens I need to make exercise fun again

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice fun ways to do exercise! Am off for my evening walk now! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very useful and helpful Lens, we all need to exercise, and it's greta to have fun at the same time!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very useful and helpful Lens, we all need to exercise, and it's greta to have fun at the same time!

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Great tips....I'm always much more motivated when I work out with a buddy!

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      You have shared some great tips here, well done! My favorite is walking, bike riding comes in second.

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      Shelly Sellers 6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Great and easy tips to help start excercising!

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      mumsgather 6 years ago

      Marie, I need these tips! Thank you. Thank you. :)

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Awesome work on this lens! Always great to get people motivated to get moving.

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      Steven Cousley 6 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Nice work on this lens. I'm a big fan of the 30 minute daily walk. I take a partner along with me, who really is also my life partner. It's a simple activity we can do together as well as keeping each other motivated.