Which Exercise Helped You Love Fitness?

What Was Your Gateway Drug (Into Fitness)?

Exercise and fitness don't always come easy. You may be convinced that you hate to exercise, but it might be that you just haven't found the activity that best suits you. I was a regular at a yoga and Pilates studio, but I wasn't in love; to be honest, I'd force myself to attend class. I've since discovered that rock climbing is my fitness passion, an activity that has also opened up the door to hiking and camping. What's funny is that I now love Pilates, yoga, and all other sorts of fitness classes. Keeping active has become a way to complement my outdoor lifestyle, and my love of the outdoors makes me want to stick to a regular fitness routine.

I'm not alone in this. Many people I know who have completed a triathlon started off by discovering a passion for running or cycling. My friend became a personal trainer after learning that she's a gym rat. I've also met people who avoided the gym like the plague but now can't wait to get to their Bar Method classes. (Admittedly, there are some who may never find their fitness calling but stick to it for the benefits.)

Did you have a gateway drug into fitness? If so, please share it in the comments field below!

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