5 Ways to Get Fit Without Using a Gym

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Tired of the same cardio equipment at your gym? You’ve tried treadmills, ellipticals, and group classes, but nothing seems to hold your attention. Even worse — you’re paying to go there. The good news is that you don’t need to exercise your wallet in order to get a good workout. There are a ton of workouts you can do that only require you and a pair of shoes. Even better? You’ll get great results. Here are five gym-free workouts guaranteed to help you work up a sweat.

1. Create your own boot camp

The title doesn’t make it sound like a ton of fun, but the workout itself is. You can mix exercises enough to prevent yourself from getting bored, and you don’t need to leave the comfort of your house (unless you want to put sneakers on and head outside for some fresh air.) Health recommends this circuit:

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Lunges
  • High Knees
  • Push-ups
  • Tricep dips (using a bench, curb, or something else similar at your house)
  • Sit-ups

Do each exercise for 60 to 90 seconds, resting in between sets as needed. Try to do the whole circuit two or three times, and feel free to switch around the order.

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