Let’s face it – it’s not uncommon for folks to start the year off with lofty fitness goals and abandon them by springtime. Before 2019 ended, I’m sure gyms and health clubs bombard you with insane discounts and deals to try and get your membership.
Truthfully, the gym is not for everyone…and that’s ok. Just because you’re not a fan of the elliptical or get bored easily on the treadmill doesn’t mean there’s no hope for you to get in shape. There’s a world of fitness option out there for you sis, and plenty of them don’t require hitting the gym. You can still get that summer body you always wanted, your way.
Here are seven alternatives to the gym that will whip you into shape, fit with your busy schedule and move you closer to your overall fitness goals.
Take The Stairs
Did you know climbing stairs burns more calories
per minute than jogging! Yes, it's a fact. Whether you're heading to the office or coming back to your apartment, skip the elevator when you can and climb the stairs. It's a small adjustment with tremendous benefits.
Walk It Out
Walking is an underestimated form of exercise that has so many health benefits. If you're not quite up to the task of going on a vigorous run, throw on some sneakers and dash off to your local park or take a stroll around the neighborhood. Meeting your friends for lunch? Leave your car and home and walk there instead. These are all easy ways to incorporate more movement in your daily routine.
Grab That Jump Rope
Believe it or not, a $5 jump rope can whip you into shape like none other. A famous study
found that 10 minutes of jumping rope is equal to about 30 minutes of jogging. This low impact total body workout burns tons of calories. Be prepared to sweat!
Download Some Fitness Apps
Bring The Gym To You
If you're determined to make fitness a priority in 2020, then having a home gym might be worth the investment. Popular fitness equipment like the Peloton bike and the Mirror Home Gym offer limitless virtual fitness classes. Best part is, you never have to leave home to get a good workout.
Dance The Calories Away
Dance is becoming an increasingly popular workout regime (its one of the way comedian Mo'Nique lost over 100 pounds
.) Whether you want to go with a classic Zumba class, or wine it up with a sexy Brukwine routine, dance is a form of movement that gets the heart pumping. Show 'em what you got!