just wanting to share my experience regarding exercise ideas. To begin with, I'm actually somewhat athletic. I enjoy playing lots of sports. 4 years ago before leaving Australia, I was a gym junkie, went everyday, on top of that I played badminton, tennis and table tennis regularly. over 3 years somehow I got lost and life happened and I put on 15kgs. I was still going to the gym but just not as motivated and didn't see any results at all. I think in December 2010, I hit my highest weight in 6 years, 70kgs plus a bit I think. I'm Asian and I'm only 164cm tall, so I looked really bad and I was always depressed, unhappy, etc etc. I've always been active all those time, I still went to the gym, on top of that I play badminton for 3 hrs, 3-4x a week. So I couldn't understand how come I seemed to gain weight instead of losing it.
Anyhow, on the 10th of January 2011, I started my first boxing bootcamp session. That was painful but I never look back. I've been doing it for a month and as of this morning (5th week), I've lost something like 6kgs. I can only go to 2 sessions a week as they're really2 intense, although my endurance is somewhat better now. But I enjoye them so much and they felt really quick and not boring at all, unlike gym.and I feel really good after the session perhaps due to adrenalin/endorphin all pumped up. I still try to go to badminton 1-2x a week too. I don't think I'll be signing up for gym membership anymore after this.. working outdoor with a group of people is so much more fun and challenging
so yeah this is my real life experience. The bootcamp company that I joined is Boot Box. They service Melbourne and Perth if I'm not mistaken.