As I mentioned, I’ve been away from home for the past few months so I wanted to share a few fitness tips that have helped me stay in (somewhat decent) shape without joining a gym!
1. Map My Run: I’m not a big runner, but this app actually makes it somewhat fun! You can connect with friends and/or link it to your social media! It tracks your distance, time, and average speed. It surprisingly proved to be a fun workout tool!
2. Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 DVD: Okay, if you have never used a Jillian DVD, I highly recommend you order one TODAY! When I first started my fitness journey (at 180 pounds), I used her “30 Day Shred” DVD and it really helped jumpstart my weightloss. Her DVD’s are intense, but they’re only 25 minute workouts and she keeps you motivated the entire time. You will need a set of hand weights (I started with 5 pounds) and to this day, it’s one of the best workouts I’ve ever done. You can really see a change in your body and everyone can find 25 minutes a day to squeeze in this workout–no gym required! I bought the “Ripped in 30” DVD off of amazon and am loving this workout even more than the “30 Day Shred!” You can also find a wide array of her other DVD’s on amazon as well–I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them.
3. Bikram Yoga: I got into Bikram Yoga last year when Bikram Yoga Rochester became a sponsor for the Miss Greater Rochester Organization. I was so happy when my cousin mentioned there was a great studio in Raleigh! It’s not only a great stress reliever, but also helps my strength and flexibility. Plus, as a new customer, I was able to score a free week of classes, and I even received a student discount on their 10 class package! This was an investment I was willing to make because I love doing Bikram Yoga not only for my physical fitness but mental health as well.
4. My Fitness Pal: This is an amazing app I’ve used for over a year now! You can track all your meals and workouts in one place! I’ve tried a few others and this one is by far the best. It summarizes everything daily, weekly, and monthly. It definitely keeps me on track and makes me think twice about eating something!
Hope you find these tips helpful in your journey to fitness!