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Declare Your Independence from the Gym
10 Ways to Get Fit without Fancy Equipment
11/27/2013 8:31:20 AM
I lost 52 kg without a gym. I started with walking my dog and after about a month I added DVD workouts. I have not always been consistent but at least I don't have to pay a handful of money on something I really hate.
Now that I am walking with my mom every morning before work, I am more consistent than I was when I belonged to a gym. I've added strength training to my routine and that seems to be working well for me.
ive never been a fan of gyms - i spend too much time being self-conscious while surrounded by thinner, fitter women. id much rather work out in the comfort of my own home, or go jogging and know that passing motorists are way too concerned with their radios and cell phones (and occasionally the road...) to care about me huffing and puffing my way along. the only reason i ever had a gym membership at home in chicago was for the pool. now that i live in florida and there are pools everywhere, thats not even necessary anymore.
Working out at homes is definetly easier for me, cheaper is just a bonus! My 4yr old likes to come in and watch and critique me (why u not jump as high as them?) and sometimes joins in (he thinks the rebounder is his trampoline). It's a nice feeling. I tried the gym thing but it was such a hassle, and took twice as long. And i always felt like i was wasting money if i ran outside instead of at the gym. When we go on vacation I am always excited to explore the hotel gym and try dif equipment in diff environments, just got to try the step 360 last week, while watching the sun rise, pretty awesome!
I'm a person who has been a member of various gyms on and off over the years, and in fact, I just joined the fitness center at work. But I think that working out at home is the best. There are so many fitness videos available on SparkPeople and YouTube, and it is relatively inexpensive to pick up a few pieces of equipment such as a jump rope or a set of dumb bells or resistance bands.
7/3/2013 11:01:16 AM
Great tips. Thank you, from someone who can't afford to go to the gym. These tips should come in handy!
Great article. I love going to the gym and workout. Even when I am hurting I still go to the gym. Love it.
3/1/2012 4:11:39 PM
Good article.....Gyms in general have a huge "eewwww" factor for me...I just cannot get into using equipment that someone has been sweating all over. I know, "get over it"....but I've tried and just can't do it! Someone told me once that "if you have 2 feet and a floor you can get fit"! I have to agree with that....
6/28/2011 1:52:49 PM
I love the gym, but when I'm on vacation and want to keep up my workouts, this article really gives some great ideas!
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