No, you don’t need to join a gym to get fit. You also don’t need to buy a bunch of fancy gym machines. You can however use a few inexpensive gym accessories and soon begin melting away the fat and begin to see a much fitter you.
No, the jump rope isn’t just for kids anymore. How much will this cost you? A good jump rope will cost you $4 or less. This can fit anyone’s budget.
Plus, it is a fast calorie burner. In fact, you can burn 12 calories per minute by jump roping. The best way to do this is in sets of 2 to 5 minutes a piece.
The best way to jump rope is to get the handle up to your arm pits. If you don’t you aren’t using the correct rope for you. If you are getting your heart rate up, you are doing it correctly.
The Hula Hoop
This is a great workout for the waist and for your heart. You may think that is a cardio workout until you give it a try. But it really does make the heart beat faster while whittling away at your waist.
Don’t worry, if it you don’t get this on the first try. Just keep practicing and you will be twirling with the best of them.
Most Hula Hoops will sell for about $15.
These sell for about $12. If you are worried about falling off of these, try to get one with a bit of grips to it. These are perfect for building your core and will help you correct your posture.
These come in all different sizes and weights depending on the strength you need. You may even want to buy these in different weights depending on the types of exercises you plan on doing.
Free Weights usually start at $5 a piece. You should always buy these in sets.
You can also use your free weights while performing exercises on your stability ball to double your endurance, build muscle and burn fat faster.
These sell for about $20 and come with an instructional DVD. They look like plastic Frisbees that you place on the floor and then just use to glide your foot on while doing lunges or pushups. However, if you don’t want to spend $20, just use a couple of paper plates instead.
A regular kick ball
A kickball can be used in place of a yoga block when performing crunches. Just place in between your legs. This will add more of resistance to your move.
You can buy these balls at some dollar stores from $1 to $2.
As you can see you don’t need inexpensive gym accessories to get you fit. However, having them won’t get you fit. You must still use them.