Movement benefits your physical health and elevates your mood.
You don’t have to drive to a gym or pay a lot of money to reap the benefits of exercise.
I hope this list of ways to exercise without a gym motivates you to get moving!
5. Walk Everywhere
Go for a long 45-minute walk everyday or go for a lot of short walks.
Instead of parking so close to the grocery store, park at a faraway spot so you can get those steps in.
You’re saving gas money and getting your heart rate to climb.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Give your dog a second walk. Life presents you with many opportunities to walk, so take them.
4. I Actually Love This!
You may not think you love exercising, but there are definitely some forms of movement that you enjoy.
Wondering how to work the equipment at the gym and sweating on an elliptical may seem like a bummer.
However, you look forward to your golf outings with friends and you would hop on the opportunity to take a surf lesson, rock climb, go to a swing dance class or hike a mountain. Find some ways to move that bring you joy.
There are tons of free workout videos on YouTube.
Find ones that make you smile and make you sweat.
You have full control! You can choose to focus on cardio or abs.
Plus, it’s all in the privacy of your own home.
All you need is a computer and some space to get down and start your workout.
Vacuuming, mopping, and scrubbing the floor can actually burn quite a few calories!
Not only will your house look sparkling, you’re able to sneak in a workout as well.
You’re killing two birds with one stone with this little trick.
You could add in a round of sit-ups or side leg raises when you finish each task. Before you know it you’ll have a squeaky clean house and maybe even washboard abs!
Investing in a jump rope, kettle bell, and some weights could be a worthwhile addition to your in-home workout.
Ask your friends or family if they have any dumbbells lying around that they aren’t using.
Or, instead of a kettle bell, purchase a heavy water jug. Look up proper form online and go for it.
Cardio and resistance training can also do wonders for you health.
Going to the gym is a time commitment and can put a serious dent in your wallet.
Plus, many of us get self-conscious in the gym. If you get more inventive with your form of exercise then you’ll be more likely to enjoy it and stick with it.
There are lots of enjoyable ways to burn calories, so lace up your sneakers and go exercise!