The Sports Archives – Skip The Gym, But Still Look and Feel Great!

You may not think it’s possible, but you can actually skip going to them and still be as fit and healthy. Of course, you can’t just sit down on the couch with a bag of chips. Instead, you need to pick other non-gym based activities that will get your heart rate going and burn those calories. Something you can find out more about in the post below.


OK, so lets deal with the most obvious choice for those that don’t want to set foot in the gym first, running. Of course, running is a fabulous activity for fitness because not only does it work most of the major muscle groups, it encourages stamina as well.

You don’t need to be put off if you haven’t got much experience with running either, as there are plenty of couch to 5K programs that can get you covering this distance in a solid jog in around a month. Just be sure to invest in the right shoes for your gait, as this can save you a lot of discomfort further down the line.


If pounding the pavement isn’t quite your style then what about taking up cycling instead? Of course of the most significant advantage of this activity is that you get to go even faster than you would if you were running, which make it an excellent choice for speed demons!

There is such a wide range of different types of cycling to choose from as well. What this means is whether you want something more casual and leisurely, or something fast and challenging, you are likely to be able to find what you need without too much effort.


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The only real downside of cycling is that you do need to invest in the right equipment, namely a bike and helmet to start, which can be expensive. A topic you can read more about at sites like Although, if you live in a major city it’s worth noting that they have free or low-cost bike rental schemes which will allow you to try out this activity without having to spend lots of money initially.

Exercise videos

You don’t even have to leave your home to get a good workout if you don’t want, as you can in follow along with an exercise video at home. In fact, you can get these on BluRay and DVD, on Youtube, and even via app download services now.

Although, it is always smart to go to sites like where they review this most popular programs before you buy. Then you will have a good idea not only whether they will be suitable for you, but also if they are effective as well.  

Walking everywhere

Probably the most simple solution for folks wanting to be fit and healthy, but that dislike the gym is to up the number of steps they walk in a day.

Happily, this super easy to do because you can walk to work instead of drive, hike as a recreation, and even go for a stroll on your lunch break instead of sitting at your computer. All activities that will help you stay fit without having to go anywhere near a gym unless you pass it on your walking route that it!


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