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BOBDOLE4LIFE
Posts: 13
11/11/12 9:58 A

If you play tennis in the summer try racquetball in the winter. Its a nice break from running on treadmills.



MAUREENV2
Posts: 3,851
11/11/12 9:21 A

I use the treadmill, elliptical, handweights, stability ball, resistance bands, dvds and coach nicole videos. I can do it all in my basement



GARDEMON
Posts: 399
11/2/12 6:49 P

Forty minutes biking under the rain or the snow makes it a bit hard. I might start using an old static bike I have in the spare room.



JANEYINMADTOWN
Posts: 91,066
11/2/12 5:53 P

I go to the gym or use my treadmill. Also look for fun new activities to try... Thinking skiing this year.



SHAYLAGETFIT
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11/2/12 2:22 P

bike!



TINYBUBBA1
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11/2/12 9:43 A

Great idea! emoticon



PAMBROWN1010
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11/1/12 5:44 P

find a used treadmill or elliptical machine on craigslist. I put mine in my home office and when the weather turns colder and it is stilll dark in the morning in the north east, I jump on it for a quick 30 minutes in the morning. I also use DVD's (Coach Nicole is great) and I walk outside in the afternoon, using my UnderArmor cold gear.



GARDEMON
Posts: 399
11/1/12 4:00 P

Now that the rain has started over here in Amsterdam and in a while the cold will arrive I might need to be inventive about exercising in the living room...



MANDAMYMANDA
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11/1/12 3:40 P

DDR!



QUEENOFCUPS11
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11/1/12 2:10 P

Take a class or use dvdsv if you prefer a home workout.



TINYBUBBA1
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11/1/12 10:25 A

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JIACOLO
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10/31/12 9:28 P

Dance, work out dvds, walk the mall, hit the gym for a trial offer, join the gym, do some heavy cleaning...the possibilities are endless!



CAT-IN-CJ
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10/31/12 11:18 A

As someone mentioned before, I use the SparkPeople resources, exercise videos and articles. And when I want to move it, I'll put on some fun music and me and my dog (Bad Leroy Brown) play tag, running around the house. . . . that always works up a sweat!
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JUSGETTENBY42
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10/31/12 10:52 A

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TINYBUBBA1
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10/31/12 9:40 A

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ROAMINGNOME
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10/31/12 8:35 A

I tried snowshoeing last year and really enjoyed it! I had to borrow the snowshoes last year, so I'm hoping to find a decent pair for myself :) A friend also asked me if I'd like to try cross country skiing emoticon



JMYERS5639
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10/31/12 7:40 A

Snowshoeing!!! My new winter sport. It's great to be outdoors and great workout!



NFLATTE
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10/31/12 5:55 A

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LINDAM.1
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10/31/12 12:59 A

We have a big tree in front racking good exercise. I dig also, Hanging cloths in the basement to dry is a goog stretch



WRITINGDIVA1
Posts: 294
10/30/12 9:58 P

Salsa dancing to my you tube dance mix - Celia Cruz, Los Van Van, La India, and others. Anything that gets my blood pumping. I do this when I don't get to the gym.



JAMER123
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10/30/12 8:37 P

I use a resistance band and stability ball workout program.



CAROLJ35
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10/30/12 8:19 P

Recumbent bike is my fallback!



GOOSIEMOON
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10/30/12 5:38 P

Sounds like fun!



TINYBUBBA1
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10/30/12 5:12 P

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DGEOGHEGAN
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10/30/12 4:53 P

On days when I can't find anything else to do, and I can't sneak away fro mthe kids we do dance parties. I turn on the music and we dance around the house as hard as we can for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. It get's the heart racing and the kids LOVE it.



PHSOUTHCARO
Posts: 28
10/30/12 4:20 P

If you have video on demand with your local cable, check out the variety of workouts from dance to yoga for free. I love doing 15 to 30 minutes exercises - possibly two back to back - to provide an awesome cardio workout. Who says working out at home is boring.



ELISELOVE1
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10/30/12 4:18 P

dvds




ANJELIA1968
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10/30/12 3:56 P

The colder it gets, the more my treadmill becomes my best friend!



MAYBER
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10/30/12 3:24 P

Have my treadmill and stationary bike however
have not taught our two dogs to use either so still
have to take them on daily walks emoticon
If someone has an idea on how can get away with not walking them
Let me know
One day at a time



ARCHIMEDESII
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10/30/12 3:22 P

If you're in good health with no heart problems, try shoveling. Whenever it snows, I shovel for exercise. It's a great way to burn calories and clear your walkway. LOL !!!

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DNRAE1
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10/30/12 2:49 P

Exercise dvds are fun! I have Hula for Buns and Abs, Belly Dancing, Bollywood Dancing, Salsa,.......the possibilities for fun and giggling are endless! You don't have to be great in your own home, you just have to move. Having a friend over to do it with you is even better. The kids love to dance around you while you are doing it! It's FUN!



WHITEANGEL4
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10/30/12 2:45 P

Now that our weather is cooler, I am able to do my walking outdoors. I went shopping today for Christmas and then I loaded up my car and walked the length of the mall three times today. It felt really good. When it is too hot I have to drive across town to the enclosed mall to walk.



FIT4MEIN2013
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10/30/12 2:22 P

I love my stability ball emoticon and most come with DVDs. I also use the (cheap!) resistance bands emoticon and free weights emoticon . Check out thrift stores for all of these!



TINYBUBBA1
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10/30/12 1:18 P

Fran,
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Edited by: TINYBUBBA1 at: 10/30/2012 (13:19)


MRSALLYP
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10/30/12 1:17 P

Do you have stairs in your house?? I run up and down the stairs 20 times then downstairs all the rooms connect to make a circle so I walk around it over and over and my girls will follow with their doll strollers or a shopping cart or we play tag but no running, only fast walking. Also I have kettle bells I got that work out good for a bunch of the exercises on here and then you can always use a small step stool to do steps while watching tv - I used one of the kids big step stools from IKEA and found that one was a little too difficult but with some weights in each arm proved an effective workout! I don't ask anyone to get me things anymore I get up and get them myself, being that much more active works out well for adding in that many more calories burned!! a simple pedometer works to help you see how many steps your taking!



FLPALM
Posts: 4,174
10/30/12 12:23 P

I just finished 15 minutes of "aerobics".....walking up and down, the hall of my home, jogging that same path, 4 minutes on my mini trampoline, and crunches on my core ball! Now I am saying this, because I NORMALLY DO NOT DO THAT! I prefer to go to my Senior Aerobics, or Zumba Gold, or the Y Pool for Senior Swim, but due to the storm, I was STIFF and ACHEY!
So what do you do???? Do I sit and complain, or get up and move! I chose the later! My game plan is to continue THROUGH OUT the day, fitting in a few more moves.

So even if the weather is COLD, STORMY, SNOWY, whatever, we have to consider what we want....I want to be HEALTHIER!



FEMMEFATALE11
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10/30/12 12:07 P

P90x
Running I love to run in the cold lol
Spinning
Yoga
Any workout DVD
Jumping rope



TINYBUBBA1
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10/30/12 12:06 P

Walk - walk - walk! emoticon



TREEHUGGER77
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10/30/12 11:39 A

Put on some lively music, and dance around the house! The kids can join in too! I guarantee they'll love it.



OCWIFEY1
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10/30/12 10:57 A

workout videos and Just Dance on the Wii or Kinect



L*I*T*A*
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10/30/12 10:20 A

sparkpeople have tons of videos click on the link to get them..........they are free too.........


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos.asp>



TPETRIE
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10/30/12 9:55 A

Use Coach Nicole's workouts. Her 28 da boot camp workouts and her fit, firm, and fired up dvd are 2 great videos. They are fun too.



N16351D
Posts: 2,349
10/23/12 2:40 P

P.S. There are many DVDs and videos out there for at-home workouts. Even some of Jack LaLane's videos from the 1950s are online! Most of mine came from the Thrift Store.



N16351D
Posts: 2,349
10/23/12 2:38 P

You could set up a plan to rotate between Yoga, Pilates, Strength/Resistance band training (can be done without weights, but helpful to have a resistance band). Add cardio by doing squats, jumps, jump rope, jumping jacks, running in place. You could get a hard workout by doing each one of those for 5 minutes.

Good luck!



CHEETARA79
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10/23/12 2:27 P

Youtube has tons of exercise videos.

Do you have a Wii or XBox Kinect video game system? You can get fitness games for those systems that can give you a great workout while also being a lot of fun.



NEED2MOVE2
Posts: 1,112
10/23/12 12:52 P

There are so many body weight exercise you can do. I try to do some during commericals when I watch tv. ( lunges, squats, pushups...) make a emoticon



SALONKITTY
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10/23/12 12:52 P

I do kettlebell and bodyweight workouts at home.



EIDOTHEA1
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10/23/12 12:40 P

If you have a bike you can get a bike trainer to turn it into a stationary bike.



JENMC14
Posts: 2,707
10/23/12 11:21 A

Get some resistance bands to change things up and add strength training. Can you afford to take a class? That will help you spread your DVD workouts out. Hit up your library. Mine charges $.75 a DVD but many are free. You can find new workouts every week to keep from getting bored. YouTube as lots of stuff, too. Try some intervals doing steps or jumping jacks. Yo can sneak extra workouts n by putting on some fun music and bopping around the house eith your kds. My kids love dance party!



HYDEEKIN
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10/23/12 11:04 A

I need some suggestions for winter exercise I can do at home. We don't have it in our budget for me to join a gym. Going for walks in the winter is tough because sidewalks don't get shoveled well and my stroller can't handle the ice. (I have 2 small children that have to come with me.)
I do a lot of video work outs but by the end of winter I get bored with them. I have 3 of Leslie Sansone's walking dvd's (Including walk and jog), 2 biggest looser dvd's and a 30 day shred dvd.
I would love any suggestions anyone might have!



 
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