Fun Activities to Stay Fit Without Going to the Gym

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If you’re looking for ways to stay active without ever having to step foot in a gym, you have come to the right place. Working out can get boring or redundant. That’s why we have compiled a short list of fun activities to keep you fit and entertained.


Kayaking is a great and consistent arm workout. It can also be very scenic and therapeutic making it a great way to stay active in a delightful way. Book an upstate lake trip and enjoy mountain views from the boat with friends and enjoy.


Like Kayaking, hiking is a great way to explore nature or a new place while staying active. Enjoy hikes as you travel to new places, or explore some of the trails that may just be in your backyard. Depending on difficulty levels, hikes or trail running can be an exceptional glute and cardio workout. As a bonus, spending time in nature keeps you healthy.


Winter sports are a fun and exhilarating way to stay in shape. Skiing alone is a great core workout and an exciting workout for adrenaline junkies. It also makes a valid excuse to go on a ski retreat!


If you do not enjoy the gym, pick up a sport such as basketball and tennis. These are both social sports and will be a great way to make friends in your area, and can be an amazing cardio workout! You can also try low-impact sports like swimming for the ultimate cardio and arm blaster.