Making fitness fun is easy – you just have to start enjoying it! For some people of course it is not as simple as that, but that doesn’t mean that fitness can’t BECOME fun by altering how you approach it.
Richie, the Internal Force Fitness mascot, has fun when he is exercising. Being a cartoon makes things a lot simpler however – I literally just have to draw a smile on him, and presto chango = he’s having fun! If only it were that easy for us right?? Or is it…
Making Fitness Fun
In THIS earlier article I talked about the best exercises being the ones you enjoy, I even offered photographic proof!
When was the last time you laughed when exercising? Or smiled when exercising? Smiling is an automatic mood adjuster, it starts to shift chemicals around and can literally MAKE you happier. BOOST this natural mood enhancer with some light exercise and you never know – it might feel like someone has drawn a smile on your face!
Fitness Fun in the Park
Here is a picture of me having more fun than I was supposed to be having while exercising! A friend and I went to a local park so I could get some reference images of me performing the Internal Force Fitness: Everyday Exercise Routine 1. This is the final phase of the ‘Drawing the Bow’ exercise – not an overly funny move in and of itself. Add to the mix someone yelling: “Yea baby, fire that sucka!” however and you can see how it becomes more fun.
I am a great believer in mental imagery when exercising – not just mental focus, but actual IMAGINATION. I called this site Internal Force Fitness because for me that is what it is all about – using your OWN internal force to get you moving to your full potential. With exercises such as Draw the Bow you can immerse yourself in the movement. You can be Robin Hood, Green Arrow, any number of characters from Lord of the Rings…or just someone firing an arrow full of negativity into the cosmos.
Next time you exercise, try painting a smile on yourself, and work out in a world of energy balls, gangsters or Orcs! See if it makes a difference.