Advertisement for health clubs and elite gyms are absolutely everywhere, they boast some of the greatest in cutting-edge equipment, along with guarantees to flatten and tone your abs while helping you to burn calories and lose weight. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention the incredibly hefty subscription fee that comes at the end of it. But if you are prepared to train smart and hard you can effortlessly achieve all your personal fitness goals without ever needing to step one foot in a gym or even purchasing the latest and ‘greatest’ gym equipment. Use simple tools or household items in order to strengthen your muscles, perform bodyweight exercises, lose weight, burn calories, avoid gym memberships and be happy knowing that you didn’t empty the bank to achieve your personal fitness goals.
Burn calories and lose weight for free
Before you choose to fork out a small fortune on all the latest workout DVDs, why not consider the alternatives? We recommend logging online and searching the world wide web to discover thousands of free online video workouts. You may even wish to check out your television provider's on-demand section. Your television package may have a free exercise channel, which is great news for your wallet.
Switch up your daily commute
There is no denying that every day is filled with countless opportunities to burn calories and lose weight. Rather than driving to work, why not try taking your bicycle or walking? If you unfortunately live too far away to switch up your commuting options, why not try parking your car an extra street away from your office? This will provide you with two brisk walks throughout the day (from and to your car). When it’s lunchtime, why not talk a walk around the office, or go for a stroll nearby. The fresh air will do you good by clearing your mind and refresh you for the next half of the working day.
Choose the stairs every time
Whenever you have the opportunity, take the stairs. It may not seem like much, especially if the set of stairs is small, but it’s important to remember that each step is activating your leg and gluteal muscles. Some individuals will pay gym subscriptions to simply use the stairmaster, so avoid gym memberships and choose to walk up a real set of stairs instead. If you live or work on the 2nd floor of a building, choosing the stairs won’t provide you with the best workout ever, but it will be a far healthier choice. Don’t forget, taking the stairs every day will soon add up!
Make your home your personal gym
If you take six months of gym membership into consideration, you could use the same amount of money to fill a corner of your home or a specific room with affordable gym equipment. Popular auction websites are a great place to save even more money on used goods. granted, you won’t exactly have the same fancy equipment that your local gym has, but regular gym equipment will break you into a sweat just as much as expensive equipment. It does the exact same job! For less money!
Daily life activities
It’s important to remember that just simple things in life also help us to burn calories, such as: