Ever get that feeling at the pit of your stomach, right before it’s time to go to to the gym? You’re probably trying to figure out if it’s the remnants of last Saturday’s tequila extravaganza, or, the deep dreadful feeling of going to the place you hate most: the gym. When you’re trying to get fit, the gym can be an intimidating place. If you’re not a fan of weights, cardio, and DIY workouts, then perhaps it’s time to change things up.
A ton of people waste money on their gym memberships every year with hopes that this year is going to be different. If you hate the gym, but still want to get on your health grind, then check out these three alternatives to get your fitness on!
Take Up an Activity
Though you may hate the thought of someone in your face; telling you what to do and how to do it, at work, you may feel differently when it comes to getting fit. Classes are a great way to get a solid workout in with an instructor whooping your ass for a specific duration of time. Rather than lounging around at the gym and texting on the hip abductor machine for a good 2 hours, grab a gal pal and check out some local studios. Whether it’s barre, Pilates, boxing, or pole-dancing, there are TONs of classes at your fingertips. ClassPass is an amazing way to explore different class types in your area – all at a great price!
Workout at Home
That’s right girl – you read that correctly. Hate the gym? Workout at home! Nowadays, there are TONS of at-home workout programs you can buy online that require no equipment. Even better, the internet is full of amazing, FREE, content to keep you healthy. Just set up a schedule (stick to it) and get moving! Whether you’re using your own body weight, sweating out to some HIIT, or using those frozen peas as dumbbells – home is where the
heart workout is!
If you hate the thought of being cooped up inside – then kick it outdoors for some good physical activity. Live in a place with a cold, harsh winter? Don’t let that stop you! Hit the slopes for some skiing or snowboarding, or grab your skates and hit up a nearby rink. For warmer days, go for a walk, take a swim, or get a hike in with family or friends.
Pssst! If you’re looking for some healthy, easy, and delicious snack ideas you can make at home, check out our YouTube video below!