5 Fun Ways to Get Fit Without a Gym

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Who says you need to spend hours in the gym and hundreds of dollars on gym memberships to get fit? We’re about to share with you some of the fun ways you can get fit at home without the hassle of going to the gym.

Create Your Own Boot Camp At Home

The title doesn’t make it sound like a huge amount of fun, however the workout itself is. You can blend various workouts to keep yourself from getting exhausted, and you don’t have to go out of your house unless you want to be in the fresh air.

Here are some ideas you can do in your in home boot camp:

  1. Jumping Jacks
  1. Lunges
  1. High Knees
  1. Push-ups
  1. Walking, jogging, sprinting or running

Cardio Workout with a Busy Schedule

In just as little as 20 minutes you can do some amazing cardio workouts right at home without the gym. Cardio helps elevate your heart rate and gets the blood pumping. Here are a few cardio exercises we love and think work great for a busy schedule. The plus side is you can do them right in the comfort of your own home.

  1. Squat Jumps
  1. Bear Crawl
  1. Lunges
  1. Push-ups

Yoga

Being able to practice Yoga only utilizes two simple things: your body and a mat.

You’ll be able to practice yoga anywhere in your home and at any time of the day. It’s the perfect workout without having to go to the gym or let alone leave the comfort of your home.

Read More: What is Ashtanga Yoga?

There are thousands of videos online these days for beginner’s yoga and advanced yoga. The sky’s the limit if you decide to start practicing yoga.

Even more convenient is the fact that you can download yoga apps on your mobile phone. This allows you to keep track of your progress and gives you a guideline/schedule.

NHS (National Health Service) Choices Routine

The National Health Service has created a ten minute calorie burning workout that’s perfect to do at your home without a gym. This workout boosts your energy levels on top of burning unwanted fat.

They recommended beginning each workout with a stretch and then stretching directly after the workout. Here are a few of the NHS workout guidelines:

  1. Rocket Jumps
  1. Star Jumps
  1. Tap Backs
  1. Burpees

Walking Is the Best Medicine  

The absolute best workout you can do without a gym is simply walking. Walking is incredible at getting your blood flowing, oxygen racing and stretching your heart. All you did for this is a place to walk and some comfortable shoes.

Follow these simple guidelines to achieve the best results:

  1. Begin by walking at a moderate pace for a few minutes.
  1. For minute 2, walk at a brisk pace (it should be difficult to carry on a conversation.)
  1. Walk at an easy pace for two minutes.
  1. For minute 5, bring your pace back up to a brisk walk.
  1. Settle back in to an easy pace for minutes 6 and 7.
  1. You guessed it, bump it back up to a brisk pace for minute 8.

Use your last two minutes to walk at an easy pace.

If you still want to go to the gym, check out this post: Weight Room Cardio
Image Credit:  istockphoto.com

Originally posted 2015-07-13 19:08:31.


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