Would you love a personal, private gym? Imagine the time and money you could save by shifting your sweat session from the gym to your own home-based health club.
While creating a residential fitness retreat sounds pricey, you’ll be surprised to learn that you wouldn’t have to pawn off your father’s signed Mickey Mantle card, or even spend a single cent, to make this dream a reality. Hidden around your home are the only toning tools necessary for improving your overall health. Simple staples like laundry detergent, hand towels, even paper plates work as effectively as the expensive exercise equipment found at your local gym.
Here’s how it works:
Sweep, swab, and squeegee your way to tighter abs and leaner legs by using an old dish towel. The following moves are best suited for smoother surfaces like a tile or wood floor.
Grab your paper plates, because we’re dishing out a calorie-crushing lunge casserole. Place a paper plate below your foot to protect your knee joint during exercises like the lunge. This gliding motion is smoother on the joints and forces stabilizer muscles deep within the core and around the knee and ankle joints to work hard as they balance the body.
Saucer Split Squats:
Anything that has weight can be used for resistance exercises. Work up a lather by substituting your gym’s kettlebell with a bottle of laundry detergent — just make sure the lid is firmly fastened prior to use.
The average stair climber can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $7,000. Why consider this steep price tag or even travel far to use a gym’s stairmill machine when you need just a single step to transform your body, boost your heart health, and burn major calories.
It takes just a little creativity to transform your home into the ultimate fitness oasis.