It’s 2020, we can all be frank about the fact that the gym is not for everybody. Let’s have an honest conversation about all of the admin included. The joining fees and compulsory fitness assessments. The need to pack an extra set of clothes and let’s not mention the drama that comes with forgetting to pack a towel or a fresh set of underwear.
Here are five fun and flexible gym-free ways to get fit.
1. Find a YouTube workout you love
These are not your Moms 80’s style workout videos. A whole new world opens up on YouTube when you search for at-home workouts. Use these to get a well-designed program that you can modify for your fitness level. The best part is, no one will know if you’ve done your workout in PJs.
Here are a few we love:
2. Do housework
A great way to break a sweat and get moving is to do some housework. We can all relate to the feeling of exertion that comes with changing the linen on our beds or hanging up curtains. Multiply that by all the other household tasks we can occupy ourselves with and that’s a lot of kilojoules burnt. Use this guide to figure out just how much work you’re doing.
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3. Download fitness apps
A simple search on your phones app store will provide you with many fitness orientated apps. There’s literally something for everyone. Whether you want to go from the couch to running a 5k, learning to eat better or improve your core strength with pilates. There’s an app for everything.
Here are a few to get you started:
4. Go to a trampoline park
This is an awesome way to have fun, spend time with family and friends as well as getting a good workout in. There are loads of them across the country, and some even offer dedicated fitness-inspired jumping sessions.
Check out these videos and join in on the fun:
5. Go old-school
There’s nothing like lacing up your trainers and taking to the open neighbourhood roads. Running, jogging and walking are often underrated for their abilities to pull you into shape. Make sure you stay safe by joining a running club or sign-up to a group like Run Walk for Life.