Working out without the gym

Andrea Poppinga

There are many reasons why one might not go to the gym to workout. Whether you cannot afford a gym membership, have no transportation there or do not feel comfortable being seen at the gym.

However, there are always various alternatives to going to the gym. Here are just a few that will help give you a few ideas the next time you want to workout without going to the gym.

Option 1: Going for a walk or run

This is such an easy way to get a great workout without spending any money at all. This requires no equipment. All you have to do is go outside and get moving.

If you are not well experienced doing much physical fitness, start small with a short walk. Then you can work your way up to running a couple miles a day.

Option 2: Exercise videos

Exercise videos are a fun way to get a quality workout, and most times it doesn’t even feel like you are working out.

You can purchase a video based on your own personal interests. For example, if dance interests you, you can pick a Zumba video. If you like lifting weights, you can pick a weight-based video.

Option 3: Bicycling

Biking is largely based on good outdoor conditions, but when it is nice out, this is such a fun exercise.

This is a great activity to do with friends and family all throughout the spring and summer months. 

There are so many alternatives to going to a standardized gym to get a good workout. There are absolutely no excuses to not be active, regardless of whether or not you have a gym membership.