So you want to workout but you don’t want to go to the gym? We totally understand. Gyms can be such a nervewracking place, a place where you don’t really want to go, especially if you’re a girl and the creepy men just won’t let you workout and instead try to hit on you while you’re in the midst of lifting weights. What are women to do when working out at the gym isn’t a safe place. Some are brave enough and continue to go to the gym, and good for you. But for others, there might be some other reasons why they aren’t comfortable working out in a gym. So if you’re looking for ways to get moving and exercise without stepping foot in a gym here are five fun ways for you to get your steps in!
Our first recommendation for an exercise that is fun and leaves you feeling sore is to go hiking. Ask a friend to go on a hike with you at one of your local hiking spots and see just how much fun this form of exercise can be. Hiking is a great cardio workout that allows you to see improvements in lower body strength, strengthening your glutes, hamstrings, and leg muscles. If you’ve taken some time away from working out, you’ll be sure to feel the burn when hiking along the trail. Hiking gets your heart healthy and is also beneficial for your mental health. Breathe some fresh air and clear your mind from the stress of everyday life by finding your favorite hiking trails to explore. See how hiking is a great form of exercise? And you don’t have to step foot in a gym, yay!
Turn part of your home into your very own gym. If you want the same workout that you can get in the gym without actually having to go to the gym, you can make some space in your apartment or dorm and set up some gym equipment to get the sweat in. Being in the comfort of your own home without creepy dudes staring at you sounds a whole lot better. You can easily find workout videos on Youtube from trusty fitness gurus who create workout plans to target each part of your body. You can also find some of these videos on TikTok, just be sure to find the creators who know what they are doing so you don’t end up hurting yourself. Find videos to target your booty, or carve those abs, or just tone your whole body. Youtube has got it all so we recommend checking it out. Flex on everyone by starting to exercise in your own home to achieve the body you want. Crank the music up and have fun getting a workout in. And no excuses since you can workout at home, keep on the grind.
If you haven’t tried rock climbing as a form of exercise, you definitely should. Rock climbing is an exercise that will work your whole body. From your hands to arms to legs to glutes to back, literally everything. It’s also a great cardio workout. Your heart will be getting pumped just as much as your muscles. Cardio workouts are extremely beneficial to keeping your heart healthy and hopefully to prevent heart diseases. Another plus with rock climbing is how intense it works out your body; rock climbers burn just as much calories as other high intensity workouts. Have we convinced you yet? Rock climbing gyms are pretty popular now so you should be able to find one easy where you live. And it’s not a normal gym so you shouldn’t have to worry about all the bad things that come with that. Bring some friends to try it out and let us know in the comments how it was!
Do you follow Bretman Rock on TikTok? If you don’t, you should do so right now. Bretman Rock was already going viral before posting his ABS-olutely Not workout video that so many people were trying out. Creators on TikTok shared them trying this fun but intense workout that targets your abs to hopefully get them toned on the same level as Bretman Rocks’ himself. If you’re on TikTok just search Bretman Rock Absolutely Not and tons of videos will pop up in your search result. And if you’re wondering how well it works, just take one look at a picture of Bretman Rock. You can easily do these body workouts at home, no gym needed! Let us know in the comments below how this one works out if you do try it.
Nothing will make you break a sweat more than hot yoga. If you’ve ever tried this you know how that room is basically a hot box of near 100 degree air. One step in and you’re leaving sweaty footprints on the floor. But seriously, hot yoga is so fun. It’s as relaxing as a sauna that because it opens your pores and let’s everything out. But at the same time, it is a true workout that makes your entire body stronger. Maybe hot yoga isn’t as relaxing as regular yoga since the sweat will drip down your body for the whole workout, but it will leave you feeling loose, more flexible, and stronger. Be sure to bring a towel to wipe away that sweat during the session, and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Bring your best friends to have a fun way to exercise without stepping foot into a typical gym. We promise you it’s fun and perhaps you’ll be able to incorporate this into your weekly routine. What’s your favorite yoga pose? Let us know in the comments below!
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