Are you lacking motivation to exercise? It might be time to switch up your exercise routine and try some new activities. After long periods of lockdown in 2020, it can be tempting to stay on the couch instead of activating our muscles.

Despite what you may believe, exercise doesn’t have to be boring. There are many fun ways to get your body moving that you can enjoy.

The home doctor experts at House Call Doctor have some fun suggestions for you.


What better way to get some fresh air than to go for a good old walk? It’s free and you can explore your local area. It’s also an easy way to catch up with friends and family while getting in your daily exercise.


Swimming is an easy way to get your body moving, especially during the hotter months. Ocean swimming is a great way to build stamina while learning to adapt to different conditions. If ocean swimming isn’t for you, opt for a public pool in your local area where you can swim a few laps to get your heart rate up.

Try a dance class

Dance classes can be physically demanding, and lots of fun. There are so many dance styles to choose from and different levels to suit your skill level.

Take a hike

Hiking is a great way to burn some calories while getting your out of your typical routine (and area). It’s a great challenge, a perfect opportunity to see some beautiful scenery, and a way to have fun with your friends away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Try a gym class

Gyms offer a range of classes you can enjoy from dance, weights, yoga, Pilates, Hiit and many more. Go with a friend, on your own or opt for a session with a professional Personal Trainer. They are great for motivating you and showing you how to work your body to suit your needs (and how to use the gym equipment without injuring yourself).

Rollarblading and ice-skating

Strapping on a pair roller blades or skates is a great way to tone your legs and work your core muscles. It’s also a fantastic way to have fun with your friends. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even realise your exercising!