Although Gyms can be great, they certainty aren’t the only way to keep fit or build muscle. There are many other cheaper, less time-consuming alternatives that you could consider.
Here are our top 5 ways to stay fit without going to the gym.
Go For Run/Walk/Cycle
No gym is needed to get in cardio exercise, we recommend that you aim to do around 30 mins of cardio for at least 5 days of the week. This will benefit you in a number of ways for example: weight loss, increased lung capacity and reduces risk of illnesses.
I’m sure that the majority of you can set aside 30 mins a day for exercise however, if you are extremely busy then we recommend incorporating some form of cardio into your schedule. You can do this in many simple ways, for example, walk/run/cycle to work, take a stroll whilst on the phone or always take the stairs over the lift.
Invest in Some Home Gym Equipment
Although this can be quite expensive, for a lot of people it can be a great long-term investment, according to crosstrainerguides.co.uk. Taking the time to go to the gym can take up a lot of your day, especially if you don’t live close by, so being able to work out from home can be extremely beneficial.
Gyms can also get very packed at prime time’s so if you prefer to work out in a quieter environment, this could be a great option for you.
Home gym equipment can be quite pricey, so to keep your spending’s as low as possible we recommend that you buy a cross trainer or exercise bike. Both of these have great quality cheaper options. Treadmills and multi gyms are also options however for a model worth buying you would need to spend more.
You can also buy things like kettlebells to add resistance to your workouts.
Body Weight Workouts
With absolutely no equipment whatsoever you can target almost every muscle in your body. Adding a bodyweight session into your daily routine is another great way to keep fit and build muscle. The great thing about this is that only a very small space is needed and bodyweight training can be as effective as free weight training. Here is a link to a routine if you are unsure on how to get started – https://www.menshealth.com/uk/building-muscle/a756325/10-best-bodyweight-exercises-for-men/.
Utilise Free Local Sports Facilities
If you’re lucky enough to have any sports pitches/courts near you then make sure to use them! For many, working out can be seen as a chore however, playing sport can make it entertaining and social. Use it as a way to meet up with your friends, that way you’ll be getting fit without even realising and having fun at the same time.
On YouTube you can find thousands of workout videos for free. As there is so much content you can specify exactly what type of workout you want, and they’ll more than likely be a video on it.