Today's topic is all about finding the right place to pursue your fitness goals. I would have to say that the first place someone associates with training is a gym, and usually not just any gym but some corporate chain of labor houses filled with super fit men and women sweating out what few physical imperfections may remain. This can be INTIMIDATING! If the visuals aren't what throws you off then it may simply be the lack of time in your busy day. Travelling to and from a gym and spending an adequate amount of time there can be really inconvenient.
However, I'm here to tell you that there is a silver lining! The truth is, the gym and whatever and wherever you make it. Whether that be your living room, backyard, a park, your garage, etc. The entire world is your fitness facility! I think of my sister for example, who managed to lose and keep off a significant amount of weight by doing things like walking laps around her building at work and stepping in place at her desk. This may have looked silly at first glance to co-workers but lets just say that these days everyone in the office is registering a bit higher on their step counters ;)
Think outside the box gym and you'll be surprised what you can accomplish. Lunges in the driveway, walks/jogs around the neighborhood, walks/jogs up and down the stairs, squats in front of the tv while watching your favorite reality show, planks during commercials, push-ups and sit-ups before bed, the list goes on and on. Also, you can reference our previous article about setting goals to make sure that no matter where you choose to exercise you're making some progress. One precious gem that I've learned throughout my experience with the fitness community is the saying that "any program works, you just have to stick with it"
With that said, continue to pursue your goals and make the world you health and fitness playground!