Although creating healthy nutrition habits is the real meat and potatoes behind reaching your health and weight loss goals, exercise can and should be considered the appetizer! Not only does exercise rev your metabolism and make your body healthy and stronger, it also helps to relieve stress! However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to exercise. I truly believe that all people can enjoy exercise as long as you find the right type that works for you, your body, and your lifestyle. If you found an exercise routine that works for you, that's awesome! If you haven't found one, keep trying new things until you find something that you love. Check out the different types of ways you can exercise that fit into almost any lifestyle:
1. Work out at home
You don't need to belong to a gym or have access to tons of equipment to get a good workout! Exercising at home can be a great option for those who are on a time crunch or who don't feel comfortable working out in front of others at the gym! In addition, many at home workouts are available on-demand or on DVD for purchase. Try this quick at home work out today or tomorrow:
2. Exercise at the gym
Belonging to a gym to exercise can have great benefits! First off, Jim's usually have tons of equipment. If you're the type of person who gets quickly bored with the same work out, you may find that exercising at the gym is a way to keep your work out new and fresh every day. It can also be a great place to meet friends with similar interests. Always see the same person lifting barbells next to you? Introduce yourself and ask if you could become accountability partners to help each other stay motivated towards working out!
3. Join a group fitness class
Participating in a group exercise class is a great option for those looking for extra guidance and motivation in their workouts. The instructor tells you exactly what to do and motivate you along the way, so the only thing you have to do is put in the work to get good results! there are tons of options for group fitness classes out there. You can choose from Zumba, yoga, growing, Pilates, strength training, Boot Camp, and many more! If you're ever in Chicago, come take a class with me at GO Cycle Studio!
4. Be active outside
If you're lucky enough to live in a place that has nice weather all year, you can always choose to exercise outside! If you're like me though, and live in a climate where winters can be brutal, try to enjoy the spring and summer weather that is about to come! Take a run or a jog, gather a group of friends for a casual game of kickball, or simply try this bodyweight workout outdoors:
50 jumping jacks, 40 bodyweight lunges, 30 count plate cold, 20 crunches, and 10 tricep dips!
If you're looking for free at-home workouts, be sure to join my free Facebook group! I share a new workout every Friday!