5 Adventurous Workouts
Posted on November 13, 2012
It’s easy enough finding an adventurous workout when you stay at Travaasa Hana or Travaasa Austin (after all, we offer everything from kayaking to horseback riding), but what about when you need a dose of adventure in your everyday life? Just try one of these adrenaline-pumping workouts, which are available in cities across the country and are sure to spice up your routine.
“Flying crow pose” takes on a whole new meaning when you’re actually suspended in the air. In an aerial yoga class, you’ll be working your way into traditional yoga poses with the help of a circus hammock. Although it sounds more complicated than a traditional class, the hammock actually helps students achieve optimal alignment, while simultaneously relieving areas of chronic tension.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Get a whole new perspective—literally—when you traverse your way to the top of an indoor climbing wall. This adventurous activity is a great way to improve balance and flexibility, all while toning arm, back, chest and leg muscles.
This non-competitive form of martial arts initially was developed as an easy-to-learn method of self-defense, but it’s also an exciting, heart-pounding workout. Krav Maga borrows from a variety of combat systems, such as boxing, Jujutsu and karate, so you can boost self-confidence, while simultaneously toning arms, strengthening core muscles and improving cardiovascular health.
If you’ve ever dreamt of being a ninja (and come on, who hasn’t?), you’ve got to try this new samurai-style workout. No, it doesn’t use sharp blades—more like a dull stick, actually—but during this fat-blasting class, you’ll learn basic swordsmanship moves while sculpting abs, arms, back and legs.
A bit like walking on a tightrope, slacklining involves balancing and walking across a tensioned line. Yes, it’s challenging (and fun!), but more importantly, this unusual pastime is a great way to improve balance and strengthen core muscles. For a truly adventurous workout, find a class that combines yoga and slacklining.