How many of you are signed up to a gym?
How many of you actually go to the gym?
If you're anything like me then the first answer will be Yes and the second answer will be No.
I must have spent over £500 on a gym membership which I used no more than 20 times.
Mainly down to working, travelling to the gym, not feeling the motivation I needed.
When I was there I'd just use the treadmill, the bike, the stair master and the light weights.
All things I have at home.
I don't really have that much money, having just graduated and trying to find my feet so £20 a month is A LOT of money to be spending out on something I could do for free and enjoy myself a lot more.
Since I started to take my health and fitness more seriously I have been enjoying the weather and taking my workout outside in the sun! Now I actually prefer running around my local park for half an hour, breathing in fresh air and looking at the beautiful landscape around me than staring at a wall or the sweaty guy on the treadmill in front of me. I'm starting to enjoy exercise a lot more.
This post isn't to say, everyone should quit the gym!
The message is you don't need a gym to become fitter when you have all you need around you at home!
The gym is perfect for those on a higher level of fitness but for those on a budget, have little time or just don't have the confidence to join a commercial gym just yet, working out at home is a great alternative.
A quick example.
30 mins Treadmill feeling unmotivated, staring at a wall.Watching the timer and wishing it could be over!
30 mins run around the park / streets visually seeing my progress, thinking wow, I've done pretty well so far! I could probably keep going!
200 steps on stair master almost falling to my death every time I lift my head up to have a nosey around the gym.
Walking up and down the stairs in my house 20 times.
10 mins on the bike whilst scrolling through instagram.
10 min bike ride on a real bike stopping to take pretty pictures for instagram.
I know I'm feeling more motivated and I have an extra £20 to spend on new clothes yay!
Ready to sign up to the Free gym?
Here are some workout examples you can do in the comfort of your own home or garden.
(All images found on pinterest, I do not own copyright)
All of these can be done in 30 mins or less!
You could do these at the time you'd be doing something to pass the time,
such as in between cooking a meal, running a bath etc.
So now you have no excuse.
See my facebook page for more tips!
Have a great day!