Make fitness a game and press play

Recently, I adopted a new fitness game. Whenever I ride my bike past the new/old train station I make a pit stop at the pull up/dip bar, which is situated right at the beginning of the path. I get off my bike and do a quick 5 pull ups and 10 dips. This takes about a minute and a half start to finish before i am back on my bike. On some days, I might pass by 2-4 times throughout the day.

This is obviously not an all or nothing proposition, sometimes I get off the bike and sometimes I don’t. I don’t always win, but I do my best to play and stay in the game. With a little creativity there are many fitness game opportunities throughout an average day. Here are some others you might want to try:

Counting steps —

How many steps will you climb today? 50? 100? What will your single record be? Or your daily/weekly record? Maybe you can race the elevator at work? You might sweat a little. It’s gonna be okay, trust me, it’s worth it.

Bus or rail squats —

If you take public transportation you always have time while you are waiting to do some squats. Someone might watch you do this…don’t worry! You are cool and you are inspiring them. Here is how you do it. Make sure your feet are shoulder length apart, lower yourself down making sure your weight is in your heals and that your knees stay behind your toes. You can do it as a hold (30 sec) or up and down reps (10-20 reps).

Refrigerator Planks– 

After 8 o’clock at night the price for opening the refrigerator is a 30-60 second plank. Drop to the floor and hold your weight on either your hands or elbows and extend your body straight holding the rest of your weight on your toes. Make sure your stomach is in and your body is straight.

There are many other fitness games out there. By all means make up some of your own! If we look at fitness as a fun game we want to play, then as a result we will win at the broader game of better health and wellness.

For help getting started or if you want to take your routine to the next level check out my website or call Michael 054-625-0269. There is a program for everybody.

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About the Author
Michael Berezin made Aliyah from New York in 2003. He is a Fitness Trainer/ Fitness Therapist based out of the Jerusalem area. He works with everyone from Pre Army age to Older Adults.