10 Fun Ways to Get Fit Without a Gym
Bored with the same old, same old at your health club?
Joining a gym can be a fantastic way to get fit, but it’s not the only way. You can enjoy a variety of workouts at home or outside that will give you the same great results and put a smile on your face at the same time!
Here are 10 fun ways to get fit without a gym!
Create your own bootcamp
Bootcamp-style workouts are a lot of fun. Who doesn’t love a challenge? You can create your own by doing strength and cardio exercises at home or outside at a park—all you need is a good pair of sneakers!
Try this circuit: jumping jacks, lunges, high knees, push-ups, triceps dips (off a bench or curb), and sit-ups. Do each exercise for 60 to 90 seconds; rest in between exercises as needed. Repeat the whole thing two or three times.
Join a team
If you already missed the chance to sign up for a team, offer to be an alternate. When the season gets going and schedules get busy, teams often need extra players, so you'll be the first person they call.
Take a walking tour of your city
A fun way to spice up your workout is by signing up for a walking tour of your city or nearby historic area. You can learn something new while fitting in a workout!
Sign up for an obstacle-course race
Participants climb over walls, crawl through mud under barbed wire, navigate water pits, and even jump over fire. Let's just say, it's an exciting way to work out!
Take a hike
Grab some friends, lace up your sneakers, and get your hike on! The scenery and feeling of accomplishment after your hike are so much better than an afternoon at the gym.
Try a track workout
Changing up your speed challenges your body so you burn more caloriesand it keeps the workout interesting. I like the workouts from No Meat Athlete.
Take advantage of online discounts
Turn chores into a workout
The key to turning your cleaning activities into a workout is focusing on the ones that have the highest calorie burn, like scrubbing the tub or vacuuming. To get yourself in the right mindset, throw on your sneakers and put on some upbeat music. If you want a real challenge, do some push-ups or squats every time a new song starts to play.
Offer your services
If you spend the whole day moving around, it definitely counts as a workout!
Practice yoga at home
My favorite online yoga workouts come from Yoga Download and Yogis Anonymous.
Watch the video: Yoga Poses for Less Stress and Better Sleep