Exercise classes for fat people
October 21, 2012 7:01 AM Subscribe
I'm fat. I want to take an exercise class that meets 2-3 times a week to help with weight loss and have fun doing something active. What class should I take?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (31 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 300 lbs, 5'10", female, young, healthy except for the whole morbidly obese thing. I've adjusted my diet - I now eat 1800 calories a day, lots of vegetables and lean proteins - and joined a tiny gym, where I strength train 3x a week and do 30 minutes on the elliptical every day. I hate exercise. I want to learn to love it. I think a class might be the trick.
I want to do something fun and rewarding, where being fat won't be a huge hindrance in participating and not everyone in the class is going to be fit. I'm anxious about this. I have parts that jiggle and I'm weak and I get really, really sweaty. I want a safe environment, where all of that's okay. No cycling classes; the seat hurts my butt, and they're boring.
I've thought about kickboxing, krav maga, zumba, yoga, and a martial art of some kind. What martial art would be the best for a fat person? What else is out there? I have good joints and strong bones, if that matters. So far, kickboxing is the forerunner, but I'm open to whatever suggestions you guys might put out. Thanks.