Getting fit is on many people’s wish-list for 2022 and there are quite a few ways that you can regain your fitness after a period of inactivity. It is true that the pandemic has had a negative impact on most people’s health & well-being and if you feel that your health is suffering due to inactivity, here are a few ways to get fit that have perks.
- Take up mixed martial arts – MMA is an intense discipline that demands a high level of physical fitness and many people take up MMA because it gives them self-defence skills, which is even more important during troubling times such as these. It is a comforting feeling knowing that you are able to disarm a person with a knife and protect yourself.
- Try boxing – We’ve all watched the championship fights and think it can’t be that hard to throw a few punches, yet just to be able to throw punches for 3 rounds requires a high level of fitness. Of course, there are also self-defence benefits with boxing and who knows? You might be another Floyd Mayweather in the making!
- Muay Thai – Thai boxing uses the hands, elbows, feet, legs and knees and this ancient form of contact sport is gaining popularity around the world, especially here in Australia. There’s always the best coaching program in Frenchs Forest where a team of professionals are ready and willing to help you learn the basics of any contact sport.
- Cycling – A great way to boost your fitness level is to invest in a mountain bike and enjoy the amazing countryside we have in Australia. Bonuses include being immersed in nature and saving money when you ride to work instead of taking the car, which is a real win-win for those that make the effort. This is one way to reduce your carbon footprint, while getting fit at the same time.
- Judo or karate – If you like wrestling, why not learn to practice judo or Karate? Judo teaches you how to use your opponent’s strength against them and you will also learn self-defence moves that could one day save your life!
Whatever you choose, the New Year is the perfect time to make a fitness resolution and see if you can keep it up all year.