Three Physical Activities to Become Passionate About
1. Martial arts/boxing
I know a few people who train for MMA style fighting and boxing. Not only is it physically challenging but martial arts training is very functional in that you learn how to defend yourself. For the most part, training to fight is relatively inexpensive after you purchase the basic protective equipment. From there, it's easy to practice on your own or take classes.
Wow, dancing has really changed my life. I started belly dancing in September 2009. Since then I have noticed that my posture has improved and I'm whittled down my waistline. Dancing is not only good for the body but it frees the soul as well. I just recently participated in my fourth student performance. We did a traditional Egyptian folk dance. It's very different than the style everyone thinks of when they imagine a belly dancer. I was challenged, I had the opportunity to learn something new, and I got to wear a very cool costume (pictured above).
So many people have the misconception that yoga is boring or meditative and while meditation is a part of yoga (for most beginners about TWO whole minutes at the end of practice!) that's not the full practice. Yoga can be an extremely challenging, sweaty and butt-kicking workout! Some of the hardest classes I have participated in have been yoga classes. Yoga is a great supplement to training because it improves concentration, limbers up the muscles and provides a different approach to strengthening, toning and core work.
These activities work toward a very fit and toned body while offering an exciting and fun way to stay active. These activities are also the types of fitness that can really change lives. Many people find a passion with these, and it's no surprise they *are* all pretty awesome!