Exercise without spending a dime

Exercises that include gross motor movements such as standing, running, pushing, and more – without any special equipment – is called calisthenics. You might not be aware of the name, but you may have already done some lunges, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, squats… and the list goes on.

 

Calisthenics is often performed rhythmically and it is generally the most common form of physical exercise that people often start with when they want to begin a new healthy lifestyle. It is simple to do since there is no equipment needed, and you can incorporate elements in your environment to change up your calisthenics routine.

 

Find out if calisthenics support your health and fitness goals:

How to do a Burpee

 

Looking to spice up your workout routine? Try out burpees! This multidimensional exercise will challenge your quads, shoulders, triceps, core, and calves. It will keep your heart rate up and increase your strength and stamina over time. Watch the video below to learn how to do a burpee.

 

The Benefits of Hot Yoga

Sweating profusely in a room full of people while holding a downward dog may not seem like the best way to spend an afternoon, but ask a seasoned yogi and they may disagree. Hot yoga is appealing as it promotes deep stretches and an opportunity to flush toxins through sweat; yet it is very important to note that the practice isn’t for everyone. Click here to read more about hot yoga, what to do to prepare for a class and the benefits you can get by stretching in a hyper stuffy room. Namaste!

Hot Yoga

 

Benefits of Martial Arts

Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Karate, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, and Judo. To the uninformed critic, these activities encourage violence and aggression. However, practitioners of these martial arts will tell you that they are much more than self-defense mechanisms. Aside from paying homage to long-standing traditions, martial arts promote both physical and spiritual / ethical health. Children (and adults) who pursue these sports are challenged on their strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and aerobic prowess. So if you’re looking to change up your workout routine, click here to read more about the benefits of martial arts.

 

Martial Arts

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a total body workout that emphasizes muscle strengthening and flexibility. It’s a balanced fitness routine that won’t burn you out as it is low-impact, yet still challenging. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, variations in the routine will constantly push you within your limits. To find out more benefits of doing Pilates, click here. Happy workout!

Pilates

Calf-Strengthening Exercises

Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. They also seem to attract a lot of attention from the ladies… or so I hear… Whether you’re improving your fitness or appeasing your vanity, click here for four calf-strengthening exercises. Happy workout!

 

Calf-Strengthening Exercises

10 BOSU Ball workouts

Have you ever gone to the gym and wondered what that half ball, half platform thing was called? They’re called BOSU balls and as it turns out, they are extremely effective when training your balance, control and strength. Watch the video below to learn 10 different BOSU ball workouts that will kick your butt (in a good way). Happy workout!

 

Motivating Gym Playlist

Exercise is as much mental as it is physical. To push to the next level, you need strength, stamina, will-power, and a killer playlist. Anyone who has ever done cardio will tell you that a steady beat with a climactic chorus is great for interval workouts and maintaining a good pace throughout the routine. So what are you waiting for? Beat your best with this amazing 2017 gym playlist. Click here to listen. Happy workout!

 

Gym Playlist

4 In-Gym Soccer Workouts

Without a doubt, soccer players are some of the most athletic athletes in the world. Their sport requires speed, agility, power, balance, and specifically endurance to be successful. For those of us who love the game, but don’t always get a chance to play on the field, we’ve got a solution. Here are 4 in-gym soccer workouts that will challenge your core, glutes and legs to have you ready for game day. Want to learn more? Click here for your routine. Good luck!

 

Soccer Workouts

Park Workout Routine

Looking for a change of scenery? The gym is a great place to get all of your routine done, but when the weather’s nice and the ‘eau-de-B.O.’ in a tight space isn’t cutting it for you, try out the park or the playground for a change. All you need is an open space, a bench, monkey bars and/or a swing for a full-body workout. And hey, you might even get a couple of kiddies to join in the workout as well. Click here for a park workout routine.

 

Park Workout Routine