• 5 Fun Ways to Lose Weight and Shape Up

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    If you want to lose weight and shape up then you should do two things: start a healthy eating plan and exercise more. For some people, working out at the gym can be a time-consuming chore. However, there are a number of fun ways that you can learn a new skill and lose weight at the same time. This article takes a look at five fun ways that you can lose weight and shape up.

     

    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

     

    Mixed martial arts, also known as MMA, is a fighting style which incorporates a range of martial art techniques. MMA was originally promoted and learnt in order to fight to a competition standard. Now there are a number of MMA classes which are designed to improve speed, agility and muscle tone. They will also help you to learn movements which could be used for self-defence.

     

    Muay Thai

     

    Muay Thai is a combat sport which originates from Thailand. It incorporates a number of high energy techniques which can be used to fight others. Muay Thai is a fun class, as it will teach you important physical and mental disciplines which can help to improve both your body and your mind. There are Muay Thai classes available for people of all ages and skill levels.

     

    Yoga

     

    Yoga is a practice which features a number of stretches. Although it may look like it’s easy, it actually is a great workout for the whole body and it will help to tone you up. Another benefit of yoga is that it is very relaxing and good for the mind, making it great for people who normally have busy lives. Yoga has become extremely popular in the west, and there are now a number of classes in all different styles of yoga, including hatha, iyengar and vinyasa flow. There is also a form of yoga called Bikram yoga, which is where a set of asanas are performed in a heated room. Bikram yoga is great for shifting extra pounds and stretching the muscles in the body too.

     

    Spin Class

     

    Spin class is a where a group of you cycle on a stationary bike. What makes spin class fun is that it is often performed along to high energy music. This helps to keep you motivated throughout the class. Spinning can burn a lot of calories, plus it is great for toning up the legs and buttocks.

     

    Trampolining

     

    Trampolining is great fun for all the family. There are trampoline parks which allow you to bounce around as you please. If you enjoy it then you may even want to have a trampoline in your own back yard so that you can use it whenever you want. Regular trampolining will help to burn fat, tone up all areas of the body and improve flexibility.

     

    These are just a few of the many ways that you can shape up and lose weight. A personal trainer can also help to design the perfect exercise regime and keep you motivated throughout your weight loss. Good luck.

     

    The author of this article, Karen Fernandes, is a freelance blogger who enjoys sharing her ideas and experiences online. Her hobbies include painting and calligraphy. You can follow her on Twitter for more information.

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