My Three Favorite Ways To Exercise Outside Of A Traditional Gym.
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My Three Favorite Ways To Exercise Outside Of A Traditional Gym.

The gym is such a great place, but I would prefer to get outside or try new things to get sweaty.

My Three Favorite Ways To Exercise Outside Of A Traditional Gym.
Gracie Swift

There are ties when you can get into the same old routine at the gym. These are my top three favorite ways that I get out of the traditional gym to get my body moving.



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Hot Yoga


I am not going to lie, I was very hesitant about hot yoga. It seemed very over-hyped and not rally my speed. My friend Emily finally convinced me to go with her to a free class for college students. It is a lot of fun but something that you really have to give a chance. I guessed that I would sweat, but you sweat a lot more than you could ever guess. Which yes is gross, but it makes you feel like you actually did accomplish something by the end of class.

Spin Class


I have an entire article dedicated to my love for spin class here. Spin is such a great way to get your body moving, but also remember that it is something that takes practice to finally feel like you have a good grip on it. What to expect from a spin class: soreness, an uncomfortable feeling, but a sense of an all natural high.

There are so many ways that you can get active. I always try to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things, I would encourage anyone who comes across this article to take that advice also!

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