Fun exercises for those who hate working out

Struggling to workout or motivate yourself to go to the gym? If you really hate traditional exercise then why not try some unique workouts which are fun and less treadmill focused.

Mat Beats
A choreographed Pilates workout to a deep house soundtrack using the beat of the music to bring focus to your breathing and improve your core strength and flexibility. There’s a time and a place to grin and bear it and it shouldn’t be when you are working out in class. That’s why every one of Gymbox’s sweat-fests are designed to burn, tone, build and buff in the most seriously creative way possible. Leotards, laser lights and DJs are a given. Based in London, Gymbox sites include Bank, Covent Garden, Elephant and Castle, Farringdon, Holborn, Old Street, Victoria, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford.

PRAMA is the new action-packed family playground with a giant interactive space (floor and walls) with flashing lights and music. In the space there are families all working out together in a fun, team-building way. It’s a high-tech interactive area that uses lighting and sound to create a really unique workout for you and the family. Plus, there are adult only classes, too – so you can make the most of PRAMA in a way that suits you best. You can burn up to 1,000 calories a session. They currently offer PRAMA in David Lloyd Bushey, Port Solent, Acton Park and Beckenham. It is coming soon in David Lloyd Bolton and Farnham.

Aqua Zumba
Feel the rhythm and have fun with Virgin Active’s Aqua Zumba workout. Twist, turn and treat your body to a low-impact water resistance workout. Follow easy mambo, cha-cha and merengue dance moves at half the speed of land-based Zumba. Aqua Zumba will work your heart and lungs, build bones and destress. You can burn 350 calories per class, but the harder you work the more calories you will burn. Aqua Zumba is run in four Virgin Active clubs including Brighton, Broadgate, Canary Riverside and Northampton Riverside Park.

Street Dance
Let it all go, lose yourself in the music and feel like a superstar with Street Dance at Third Space. Learn some urban moves to take you from the studio to the club. No dance experience is needed to partake in the class. Third Space’s luxurious health clubs are individual in style and are based in Tower Bridge, Soho, Marylebone, Canary Wharf and City.

Military boot camp
British Military Fitness (BMF) outdoor fitness classes are a proven and trusted way of getting fit, losing weight and feeling great. Each class is different, consisting of various activities including cardio based training, strength training teamwork and high-intensity interval training. This is mixed with bodyweight exercise and use of fitness equipment. The average total calories burned during a session across all levels is 640. BMF operate at over 140 venues in the UK including Bristol, Brighton, Kent, Southampton, Portsmouth, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Cardiff, Liverpool, York, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh and many more.