Why Your Body is the Only Gym Equipment You Need

Some days, hitting the gym is a chore.

You’re busy all day, and the last thing you want to do is exercise. Or, sometimes you come home from work, and you literally cannot get off the couch to go to the gym.

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But do we have news for you: with bodyweight exercises, you can get in a workout without a gym! Bodyweight exercises can easily help you improve your balance and build your strength—no gym needed. With these exercises, you’re not off the hook. No excuses!

Depending on your workout goals, there are tons of bodyweight exercises to help you achieve them. Luckily, most bodyweight exercises combine both cardio and strength training, so you can be sure you’re getting a good workout.

Here are just a few of the most effective bodyweight exercises

  • Mountain Climbers

  • Burpees

  • Tuck jumps

  • Squats (any variation, including: curtsey squats, weighted squat, jump squat, etc.)

  • Pushups

  • Lunges

  • Crunches

  • Planks (any variation, including: plank jacks, up-down planks, plank walks, etc.)

  • Sit-Ups to Twist

Combine these to personalize your workout, or do some research online or by talking to one of our fantastic staff members to find more bodyweight exercises.

And, if you don’t want to do a full workout, there are still so many ways to stay active and get your heart racing! Go for a run or walk with the dog, get some household chores done, or do the yard work. All that matters is that you get your blood pumping and you break a sweat.

Sitting and staying sedentary can lead to a multitude of health problems, so staying active should be part of your daily routine. Exercise doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, but it should put you the top of your game. Bodyweight exercises are a great way to break a sweat no matter where you are.

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