Not every exercise requires the use of a gym or gym equipment. There are many fitness regimens that can be done with nothing but your body, and it’s often more enjoyable that way.
Exercising naturally can get you in shape without you having to spend a dime on things like gym memberships or at-home equipment. The first thing that you don’t need any kind of membership for is running.
People tend to like using treadmills, but going outside and running is just as viable. Hopefully, you live in an area with fairly nice weather, where it’s not too hot, too cold, or too rainy to get out and run.
If so, pick up some running shoes, some earbuds, and go on a run around your city or neighborhood. Running outdoors is much more enjoyable than staring at the wall with a treadmill.
Next, there are plenty of exercises that don’t require you to use weights. For example, squats are often seen being done with a barbell and plates loaded up on it, but that’s not necessary for a beginner.
Bodyweight squats are going to help you work out your legs just as well as anything else – you just need to increase the amount of reps you’re doing. Similarly, you can work out your chest and triceps by doing pushups with proper form.
This removes the need to go out and get something like a bench for bench press. By changing the angle of your elbows and the elevation of your body, you can make pushups easier or harder to account for your skill level.
There are also tons of things that you can do throughout your day-to-day life in order to be a bit more active. They may seem small, but they add up over time. For example, when you go to a store or to work, you probably try to pick the closest parking spot that you can.
Try parking further back – it’ll make your walk longer, but that’s helping you get in more steps. Similarly, whenever you have to go to a second or third floor in a building, take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator. This can help get you a bit of a leg workout and it also helps get you some cardio. This alone isn’t going to get you in shape, but it helps you more than you might think.