For some unprepared newbies, the worst part of dance class is that sprawling wall mirror in front of the instructor. Yes, that’s you”the stupid kid in class”three paces behind everyone else and managing to trip over the empty space in front of you. Uhh¦water break, anyone?
Ok, so you’re uncoordinated. But that doesn’t mean you have to go back to the running track. Believe it or not, you can still enjoy a fun workout and the camaraderie of group exercise, even with two left feet. Consider these options of exercises for the uncoordinated.
It’s just like aerobics without the awkward black eye you’ll have to explain afterwards. Spinning class is a great option for a thorough workout in a group setting. You get the direction from your instructor, momentum from the music, and motivation from your peers in the class. An added bonus”it’s impossible to crash a stationary bike.
Not just for grandmas anymore! Break out the bathing cap, because water aerobics are back in. The resistance from the water ensures a slower pace than in the studio, so even you can keep up with the moves. No tripping, no falling, and definitely no bruised egos.
Though you’ll surely feel it the next day, rock climbing is one of those activities that will give you a great workout without you knowing it. Find an indoor wall, and give it a try. Not only will you improve your balance, tone your muscles, and improve coordination, but you’ll also gain self-confidence as you gradually conquer more difficult walls.
League rowing can be a great way for you to fulfill your competitive desires, and little coordination is needed. Start on a machine until you feel comfortable enough to join a league. Not only is rowing a great way to get your cardio in and strengthen your core muscles, but you’ll get to work as part of a team, which is great motivation for any type of workout.