Atta girl, go for it! Nothing tried, nothing gained! Who knows, you might just make a few new friends while learning new skills!
Fitness Minutes: (0)
3 10/15/12 5:58 P
I can actually add another mile to my walk and increase it to 3 days a week. A friend of mine just invited me to come with her on Saturdays to do Crossfit with her. It kind of scares me, but at the same time I think I may be up for the challenge.
There are a tremendous amount of exercises that can be done at home with no equipment. Some can use a towel, a chair, and a can of soup (for weights). Large rubber bands are helpful, but not necessary to make your own stretchy band for resistance.
Without all that, you can do push-ups, sit-ups and other core exercises, planks, lunges, squats, all to build strength. You can hold your arms parallel to the floor for 5 minutes (now that is tough to do!!). On your back you can do leg raises, with and without your hips up in the air. Look at the SP workout videos for many ideas. You could easily do a two-hour workout without any equipment by knowing what to do. We didn't talk about stretching yet! How about a yoga or pilates workout? Do you have a video or DVD player? They can often be found at Thrift Stores or box stores.
Now, your walking. Can you increase the duration, length and/or speed for intensity? Can you walk faster then slower, then fast again? That helps to build endurance and strength.
I hope this helps.
Fitness Minutes: (38,210)
618 10/15/12 2:31 P
Walk as much as you would like. Watch Coach Nicole's videos, many of them don't need equipment.
What do you do at the gym? Are you looking for at-home cardio or at-home weights?
Fitness Minutes: (0)
3 10/15/12 1:46 P
My husband and I have been going to a gym about 9 miles from our home, but our membership is up there. We are wanting to join the gym that is only 1.9 miles from our home, but the only problem with that is we are going to have to wait for about a month or so to join. So my questions is this what can I do at home to continue working out? I walk about 2 miles in our neighborhood twice a week in about 40 minutes (my neighborhood is full of big hills), but I want something I can do around the house while my kids are at school and my husband is at work. I don't have any type of equipment to use, so any suggestions I could get would be great.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.