Many people who are into fitness tend to spend large amounts of time at the gym. This undoubtedly yields great results for many people but can also be quite time consuming as well as expensive. If you don’t have the time or the money to be getting in the gym every day then there are plenty of alternatives that are just as great for fitness.
Going for a run is one of the most obvious choices. This can take as long as you want, so if you only have a spare half an hour to exercise then you can be out of your front door in a few minutes and make the route up as you go along. Running doesn’t require any specialist equipment beyond a decent pair of trainers and is a fantastic cardio workout. In the winter months you might not be quite so keen on this activity but once you get started you will soon get warm and the season won’t matter!
Using your own body weight to improve your muscles is another great workout possibility that can happen at home. This can be in the form of push ups, pull ups or a range of other movements. The idea is that you don’t buy any equipment at all and can use the resistance of your own body to build your strength. This is perfect for those who wants results but have a busy schedule as you can partake in a short session at literally any point throughout the day, wherever you are! Even the first or last ten minutes of your lunch hour can be spent in this way as you gradually build your muscles.
Team sports are a great alternative to the gym and the added bonus is that you get to socialise while you exercise. This means your body is getting a boost as well as your mind as you enjoy your time with your friends. Football, rugby and baseball are all good options but there are also many more interesting options, such as extreme Frisbee and quidditch! Getting involved in any team sport is also a great way to stick to your new exercise regime as you will be encouraged to continue participating by your peers.
So if you don’t have the time or the resources to go to the gym then don’t stress! Choose from one or more of these great ways to exercise anyway or come up with your own!