Paintballing For Fitness

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Summer is on the way and so thoughts will be turning to holidays in the sun and the best way to get “beach ready” before the swim suits and board shorts come out!


And that means that every fitness magazine on every newsagents’ shelf, not to mention the myriad of fitness websites and social media accounts, will be buzzing with features on how to get a six-pack in as many weeks, or ways to lose that bum in under a month.


The trouble is, religiously going the gym can get boring and you can easily lose motivation – so it could be time to get a focus for getting fit in some creative ways.

Out of the Gym and onto the Field

Getting fit in the gym can be an arduous task; hours of training and treadmill work with no real goal can see you lose motivation quickly – so what if you’ve not got a summer holiday or a wedding to build up to, and you’re not really into sports?


Paintballing could be the answer – you’ll need speed, agility and endurance to perform, and it has to be more fun that throwing a rugby ball around before getting flattened by and 18 stone prop forward.


And if you thought of paintballing a something you only do on stag or hen parties or as part of a team-building exercise, think again. Sites like Mayhem Paintball London and the Manchester Paintball Arena have regular social events and competitions to make it much more than just a one-off.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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