You don’t need a fitness studio to get fit at home!
I would say the most common excuse for not exercising or getting active is that you don’t have time to go to the gym or go out for a run. The second most common excuse is that you can’t afford to join a gym or pay for fitness classes, and the third is that you have no equipment at home to use, either.
Well, it’s time to blow away all these excuses as this article proves you can get fit at home – for free – with absolutely no equipment needed at all!
Get Fit at Home without Equipment
I’m a big fan of pilates as it’s kind of like a more intense version of yoga. Sure, yoga will also ensure you’re active at home, and it’s probably a good option if pilates is too intense for you (there’s even yoga for bariatric patients). With pilates, you’ll soon work up a sweat while doing your body a world of good. There’s a lot of static holds involved, meaning lots of core muscles are engaged and doing plenty of hard work. I wrote a post that gave a quick and easy routine you could try at home or work; wherever you want, really! Feel free to check that out here, and I’ve also linked a video below that explains why pilates is so beneficial for you.
Boxing may seem like a brutal sport, but I’m not saying you have to get in the ring anytime soon! It’s proven to be an excellent cardiovascular activity as you’re working your whole body and continually moving around. I know what you’re thinking – how can this be a no-equipment option? Surely you need gloves and a bag to hit? Nope, with shadow boxing, you don’t need anything as you’re essentially boxing an invisible opponent. Yes, shadow boxing is “a thing!” It might seem strange at first, but I read a good article on healthandfitnessvitality.com that gave a few tips on shadow boxing workouts. If you find a routine to follow, then this is a great high-intensity exercise method that keeps you active at home!
While not technically an exercise, stair running is one of the easiest way to getting active at home. All you need is a set of stairs and you’re good to go. Basically, you just run up and down the stairs until you work up a sweat — no stair stepper exercise equipment required!
Okay, there’s a little bit more to it than that! You will be surprised at how many stair workouts there are, and you’ll be doubly surprised to see the effects they have on you afterward. Seriously, if your stairs are steep, then you will be sweating by the end! There was a pretty decent article on mayoclinic.org that included a few cool stair workout ideas, so give them a go to get started.
Commit to Get Fit at Home!
If you’re running through the usual excuses mentioned earlier, then these ideas will pretty much eliminate them for good. You don’t need any money to complete these activities, you don’t need to go anywhere, and you don’t need any equipment. They’re so easily accessible, and everyone can find 30 or so minutes, at least 3 times a week, to try them out.
Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life