9 Enjoyable Exercises You Can Fit Into Your Busy Schedule - Sky Fitness Chicago

9 Enjoyable Exercises You Can Fit Into Your Busy Schedule

9 Enjoyable Exercises You Can Fit Into Your Busy Schedule

Guest Article Written By Sheila Olson

Fitness is an important part of self-care, but an important part of fitness is finding exercise you enjoy and can incorporate to your schedule no matter how busy you are. It’s especially important to do an exercise you enjoy, otherwise the motivation to work out is nonexistent. At Sky Fitness we provide a variety of activities to fit everyone’s schedules and interests!

Here are 9 enjoyable and worthwhile exercises you can fit into your busy schedule

Breathe deeply through yoga. According to the American Osteopathic Association, yoga can help reduce chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga is an easy exercise to fit into even the busiest schedules since it can be done in quick, 20-minute sessions, or you can keep your practice going for up to 90 minutes. Choose from 30+ opportunities at Sky Yoga every week!

Take a break and go for a walk. Walking is severely underrated. The benefits of walking are surprising: weight loss, improved mood, regulated digestive system, and even enhanced creative thinking and problem-solving skills. It’s so easy. Just get up from your desk and move around for 15 minutes. Or walk around the track at Sky!

Splash around in a pool. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that works perfectly for all ages. It helps build bone mass, improves muscle definition and strength, and burns calories! Enjoy our Olympic indoor pool for swimming laps or practice light movements in our warm water therapy pool. Interested in a class? Check out our Aquatic class schedule!

Go punch something. Ever wanted your life to be a fitness montage from Rocky? Kickboxing should be up your alley. It’s a fun, group-oriented activity that incorporates both strength-training and high-intensity interval training. Let out some stress & have fun with our HIIT Kickboxing class or spend time hitting the bags in the boxing studio.

9 Enjoyable Exercises You Can Fit Into Your Busy Schedule - Sky Fitness Chicago
Climbing. Rock climbing is all the rage these days, but it’s not just for the hardcore outdoorsy folks anymore. You’ll incorporate problem-solving (in bouldering, routes are called problems) and get some fun exercise while you’re at it. Check out our climbing equipment int he MoveStrong area or Jacob’s Ladder upstairs.

Dance it out. Dancing is a fun, dynamic way to get into fitness if you’re a beginner. Try Zumba, Ballroom Body or our bi-weekly FREE social dance class to incorporate a more social aspect of fitness into your life. According to CNN, dancing improves your balance and coordination, memory, and gives you a mental break from all the stress in your life.

Don’t underestimate the power of personal training. Working with a personal trainer will help you take your exercise regimen to a new level. Check out our Personal Training page to learn what the program entails and browse our list of certified personal trainers to see who’d be a good fit for you!

Take a class, any class. You can find all the group fitness classes your heart desires under one roof! At Sky Fitness we do our best to offer a variety of classes that everyone will enjoy. Group fitness classes are a fun way to get into fitness, learn new exercises, develop a routine and are good for all levels.

9 Enjoyable Exercises You Can Fit Into Your Busy Schedule - Sky Fitness Chicago

Play a community sport. Get some friends together to play a weekly game of basketball, pickle ball or table tennis at our health club to keep you accountable to exercise while also having fun!

Exercise doesn’t need to be miserably running on a treadmill or sitting at machines you don’t understand. You can find an exercise routine that’s fun and works for you and your schedule; what matters is that you keep moving. Self-care is meant to help you take care of yourself, and there’s nothing better than doing something that makes you feel good.

Sky Fitness is the perfect place to explore new workouts and find what works for you!

About Sheila Olson: Sheila has been a personal trainer for five years. She believes the best way to achieve physical fitness and good health is to set and tackle small goals. She encourages her clients to stay positive and incorporates mindfulness and practices for reducing negative talk into her sessions. She created FitSheila.com to spread the word about her fitness philosophy.

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