5 Ways To Get Fit Without A Gym Membership

Walk Wherever And Whenever You Can

Walk Wherever And Whenever You Can

It might not apply to absolutely 100% of the population, but if you have legs and you can walk, then, well, you can walk!

Of course, walking wherever and whenever you can is a simple way to get your daily dose of exercise, but studies also prove that it happens to raise your mood too. In fact, one study in Britain found that simply walking for thirty minutes per day was a better way to raise mood that using antidepressants.

Use Your Own Body Weight

Use Your Own Body Weight

Okay, so we're not suggesting that you're at the level of this seaside show-off, but it does help prove the point. Getting a cardio and muscle strength workout by using your own body weight has grown in popularity over recent times. This means that there are resources and YouTube videos aplenty when it comes to ideas concerning how you can best get involved.

The beauty is that you can tailor it to what you want to do, so long as you're doing something that isn't exactly what a sedentary person might consider "easy". After consulting the internet in all its helpful glory, you can make your own program including things like burpees, squats, lunges, running stairs, push-ups and planks.



Take The Stairs

Take The Stairs

Yeah, we know that you probably don't want to rock up to work or a meeting looking all sweaty, but perhaps when you're done...??

You could just use the stairs when you're out an about doing other things. There have been studies which suggest that using the stairs burns more calories than going for a jog. If you need that helping hand, download one of those helpful apps that specifically deal in steps, like StepJockey.

Outdoor Gyms

Outdoor Gyms

Depending on how much importance (and money) your local government has devoted to it, a lot of places now have these outdoor gyms. They've been around for a while but only recently have people really started to use the things. Perhaps they're not all up to the standard of the one featured in the image, but you can combine it with the bodyweight exercise we talked about earlier, and knock over you workout and you vitamin D intake at the same time.



Just Jump

Just Jump

Jump Rope! It worked when you were a kid and there's nothing stopping you from doing it now. You might not be able to find as many friends to take part as you used to but you remember how to do it by yourself, right?

There's also other things you can do that perhaps you figured you were too old to do. How about jumping on a trampoline? You don't have to be an Olympic level gymnast to have a bit of fun bouncing around and getting fit. If it makes you feel better, take some kids with you. If you don't have your own, borrow some!