Working out at the gym this time of year can be stressful. Lots of people are sticking strong with their resolutions, which is great! But it doesn’t make the gym any less crowded. Nothing is worse than trying figure out a less busy time to get to the gym, and still fitting your workout into your schedule. We recommend switching it up and trying out some gym-free ways to exercise!
Yoga is a relaxing way to stay in shape. It’s the ultimate non-judgement zone if you’re getting back into an exercise routine, and it’s also a great way to get in a well-rounded workout. Yoga is great because if you’re feeling social, group classes are an excellent way to get much needed support in any fitness journey. If you’re craving some alone-time, an at home yoga session is the easiest way to center yourself, stay in shape, and save some money!
Some of us crave the great outdoors to be included in our regular exercise, and that’s what makes hiking the perfect activity to regularly incorporate into your workout regiment. Hiking is a low impact sport, meaning you’re less likely to hurt yourself even if you participate often; of course keep your eyes peeled for loose rocks. Hiking is a wonderful way to explore your local community, and get in your steps for the day. It seems like a lot less of a chore to exercise when you’re reward with beautiful views!
If you’re feeling the need to burn more energy, then we recommend a good run. There are plenty individuals out there who claim to not be runners, but you can’t knock it until you try it! Running is an high impact exercise, which can actually improve bone health if done correctly. It’s also a great way to get out and use those lungs. Get the blood flowing and pumped for the rest of your day by starting it out with a refreshing early morning run!
At Home Workouts
Working out at home can be the best way to ease into any workout routine. It also offers you a comfortable place to try out new things! Sometimes we need to feel comfortable before we begin on a new journey, so get a space set out in your house and try making up your own workout routine! Don’t forget push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, and more are all classic exercises that are great for our bodies and don’t cost anything extra. Keep it simple, there’s no need to make working out harder than it has to be!
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