If you’re the type who loves to exercise by doing actual activities like swimming and sports rather than just pumping iron in a gym or running on a treadmill, then you’ll love roller skating as a workout. Because even though this retro pastime is mostly coming back into fashion as a fun form of self-expression, it’s actually a fantastic workout.
Why It’s Awesome
First, roller skating is a full-body workout for your muscles, especially your quads and glutes. It works your core, your arms, and your lower body all in one.
And it’s also fantastic cardio. Whether you’re tearing it up at the skatepark or riding around outside, roller skating is a sure-fire way to get your heart rate up.
Fun and Exciting
And, best of all, it’s so fun that you won’t even feel like you’re exercising. If you bring music and set goals like learning new tricks or skating a particular trail, you’ll get into a place of flow that makes time fly by and you won’t even realize that you’ve just been working out for an hour or two.
So go ahead and get yourself a pair of roller skates and try them on for size. You might just find your new favorite hobby and workout all wrapped in one.