After gyms were shutdown world-wide due to Covid restrictions, it had us thinking about all the weird and wacky sports that we've never had much interest in trying. And while some on these list aren't that unusual, and others are just more extreme, things like Quidditch (seriously) and Korfball (a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball) rank up high.
To look further than the typical ways of exercising, My Protein created the Alternative Sport Index to rank the not-so-common sports which burn the most calories per hour.
According to the reports, jump rope was revealed as the alternative sport which burns the most calories, burning up to 881 calories an hour. Harry Potter fans are also expected to work up quite the sweat with Quidditch ranking in second place, burning approximately 680 calories per hour.
Not suitable for those living in warmer climates, ice climbing ranked in third place, burning 600 calories an hour - proving that you don’t need to get a sweat on in the gym to reach those fitness goals.
Swipe through to check them out.
*150lb/ 10 stone person- non competitive