How To Get In Shape Without A Gym

Dread going to the gym? Have trouble finding the time to fit in a workout? There are many ways to get fit and stay healthy without a gym.

I’d like to share with you a few simple ways to get in shape without a gym that are flexible and are easy to fit into a tight schedule.

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Practice Yoga

I consider myself to be a beginner but whenever the chance arises for me to practice yoga IMG_7353.JPGi’m all over it. Yoga has many benefits and is a great way to get in shape without a gym.

Kelli on the other hand is very skilledĀ at yoga as you can see by the pictures. She finds time to practice yoga at home. It is a fantastic way to get in shape and improve your overall health.

Benefits of Practicing Yoga:

  • Boost Strength
  • Increase Flexibility
  • Learn Proper Breathing Habits
  • Heighten Balance & Coordination
  • Meditation For Stress Relief
  • Spiritual Awareness
  • Calm and Focus Your Mind

If you want to get in shape without a gym, I consider the practice of yoga a viable and enriching activity. You will immediately begin to improve your strength, flexibility and overall health.

Never tried yoga before and don’t know where to start? No problem. Let the video below be your first yoga practice.


Go For a Walk, Jog or Run

Yes I know this one isn’t very glamorous but it’s still one of the better ways for someone to get in shape. Jogging or running will help you train your cardiovascular system and burn calories.

Even more importantly it will start to train your body to burn fat instead of glucose, like weightlifting does. Cardio is a very easy way to get in shape without a gym and will force you to get outside and enjoy nature!

Even a 2o or 30 minute walk around the block is a great way to get in shape especially if you’re just beginning your fitness journey. A great way to work up to jogging or running.

Pick Up a Sport or Outdoor Activity

As a former college basketball player this is my favorite way to get in shape without a gym. Back in my playing days I never needed a gym as the court was my place to stay in shape.

Other ideas are tennis, a softball league, golf or biking. Biking is an awesome way to get in shape, maybe one of the best. Check out my friend Dalton and I after a bike ride explaining the benefits of biking..

The sport I have picked up in the last couple of years has been Disc Golf. I’ve come to love the game and try to play a few times per week. It keeps me outside and requires lots of walking that include hills.

Just find something you enjoy doing outside that requires some physical exertion and you will be on your way to getting in shape without a gym.

Do any of these excite you? What are some ways that you stay in shape without a gym? Drop a comment with your favorite way to stay in shape!

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