Surviving a global pandemic has taken its toll on many of you, not just mentally and emotionally but financially and physically. While some of you may have spent your sudden abundance of free time working out rather than watching Netflix, many of you may have piled on the pounds and be feeling less than excited at the prospect of getting on the beach this summer.
With many jobs in jeopardy and some of you in increasing amounts of debt, the idea of joining a gym to get in shape for summer may be simply out of reach. However, all is not lost! There are many easy ways to improve your fitness at home without having to spend a fortune on a gym membership.
Find Yourself a No-Equipment Workout Plan and Stick to It
There are many workouts you can do that don’t require any equipment at all, or use household objects such as chairs and stairs in place of traditional gym equipment. Apps such as Sweat offer equipment-free workouts which can easily be done in the comfort of your own home.
A free seven-day trial allows you to see if this app is for you and the yearly subscription price falls well below what you would pay in even the most budget gym.
Whether it’s cycling, running, or swimming there are so many great cardio workouts you can do outdoors that won’t cost you a thing. Exercising outdoors has been proven to have great benefits for your mental as well as physical health so make sure you get out there as often as you can.
Yoga can also be really enjoyable outdoors so head down to your local park and find yourself a nice shady spot to get practicing. Worrying about money troubles can really take its toll on your mental and physical health so make sure you’re in the right frame of mind to exercise and check out Canyon Legal Group to get the ball rolling on sorting out your debts once and for all.
Join a Sports Team
Speaking of getting balls rolling… taking part in team sports with friends is a great way of not only getting some exercise but also spending time with friends – or making new ones!
A quick Google search for sports teams in your area should find you everything you need for whichever sport interests you.
If there is nothing in your area you can be sure you’re not the only one who has noticed this. Don’t be afraid to set up something of your own by setting up a simple page on your social media site.
KT is a digital nomad who quit her job, bought a ticket somewhere, got a tan, fell in love with mother nature and she would never return to the normal life that society dictates. You can also connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @pinaynomad