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Fit Tip Friday: No Gym, No Problem!

I have joined and quit gyms over and over and over. I like them, especially at first, but trying to make it to classes or find space on the floor in the crazy after-work crush gets pretty frustrating, and I end up just heading home to pop in a DVD or make up my own workout.

{Frankly, the best thing that’s happened to me in a while is that I got to try out ClassPass when it launched in Orlando recently — the team gave me a month free to try out, and I liked it so much I’m definitely going to invest in one when we move to Tampa/St. Pete. It’s a great way to test out local studios and classes for a pretty reasonable monthly rate. If you use this link, you and I both get $25 off our next month!}

I know it can seem daunting to get in a good, sweaty workout without a ton of equipment or space, but I’ve really come to learn that with some creativity (and commitment — you have to have that!) you can get an amazing bodyweight routine knocked out with things you have hanging around your house. I just put together a freelance article for Fix.com — LOVE THEM, AND WHILE I’M PAID FOR THE ARTICLES I’M NOT PAID TO SAY THAT IT’S JUST THE TRUTH — and I thought this might spark a few ideas for you!

So, to start (and of course, standard reminder: make sure you have spoken with your doctor or healthcare provider to make sure that you have the green light to work out, and modify or skip any moves that aren’t appropriate for your specific situation):

Tools for Home Workouts
Source: Fix.com

And if you go to the full article, you’ll get instructions on these badass bodyweight moves:

Chair Squats at Home
Source: Fix.com

Push-Ups at Home
Source: Fix.com

Reverse Fly at Home
Source: Fix.com

Overhead Triceps Extensions at Home
Source: Fix.com

Bicycle Crunches at Home
Source: Fix.com

Also at the article, this workout is available in one complete, pinnable, shareable, EMBEDDABLE graphic, so feel free to challenge your friends!

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