If you find yourself stuck at home, or if you just want to avoid the crowds at the gym, here are 6 ways you can get fit without the gym.
I was active in high school. I ran track and played volleyball. As a result, I was fit. I was in great physical shape. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I gained A LOT of weight. I was able to lose it by watching what I ate and going to the gym several times a week.
After a few more babies, it was harder to get the weight off! I had to make some changes and get back into shape. I cut out sugar, cut back on carbs and joined a gym.
I had gym intimidation. So many people were in shape. I felt I was the only one who wasn’t! I stayed away from the weight room. I stuck to the treadmill and left as soon as I finished. I decided I needed to figure out how to get fit without going to the gym.
I decided to ask my friend. She had the cutest figure and never went to the gym. Here is what she recommended I do:
I miss playing volleyball! I found there was a league in my town and joined! I forgot how much fun it was – and how much moving around you do. Joining a team makes exercising not seem like exercise!
I have a friend who uses her hula hoop every day. She plays her favorite 80’s music and swings those hips! She has the tightest core ever.
My kids and I will crank up the music and dance around the house. I have thought about taking dance lessons. Wouldn’t that be fun? If only I could just get my husband to go!
Work Out At Home
If I am going to avoid gym intimidation, I will work out at home! I have plenty of exercise and yoga DVDs. My daughter loves to do Zumba with me! I’ve been finding lots of great new videos on Get Healthy U TV too.
If you have kids, play with them on the playground! Slide down the slide. Swing on the swings. If there is a track, walk around it while the older kids play nearby.
It is a way we can hang together and have a blast doing it! When the weather doesn’t cooperate with being active outside, then we will head to indoor playgrounds near us.
Do your kids have a trampoline? Who says you can’t jump on it? And if you don’t, get a mini-trampoline. They are affordable and are a great work-out
What is YOUR favorite way to exercise outside of the gym?
Darcy Koch says
There are many ways to get in exercise without it seeming like exercise. Just cleaning the house, doing laundry, etx. can burn off those calories. I like the Hula Hoop idea. I listen to music all the time so I might as well get into it with my hoop.
Hound guy says
After having issues with my bladder leaks I was withdrawing from all my favorite sports activities like inline skating, jogging, walking, going to the gym such as other activities because I was afraid of have a leak during the day.
I tried male gards and they didn’t work and then I almost quit inline skating.
Then after trying with pads and protective liners was useless and I was told to use diapers as the kids when just I’m a male in his late 20s having accidents due to overactive bladder.
Then a lady suggested me to use always discreet boutique if I would like to use my inline skates but I was afraid of an embarrassing moment at the gym changing room.
Then finally I decided to put my male side down replacing my normal underwear by always discreet boutique. It was a hard time wearing protective panties and accepting them as my daily use underwear, no more boxers.
When I tried them I felt like wearing panties than adult diapers and more discreet under my jeans and cargo pants. I have no worries about a peed when going out or when going to inline skating.
Cassandra D says
Thank you for the information.
I’ve struggled with weight and bladder leakage since giving birth. Even though I’ve always known I’m not alone, it’s nice to be reassured. I love the always discrete and recommend it to my friends. For now, my workouts consist of YouTube videos and walks to the park.
VICKIE HEITMAN says
Whatever we can do at home is better than doing nothing!