(page 2 of 2)
Get in shape
without the gym
Bored with your current gym routine? Ditch the gym and work out at home or at your local park. You'll get in better shape than ever before — and have more fun!
Start in a downward dog position. Pull your shoulders back and tighten your abs and glutes. Lower your forehead down toward the floor as far as possible. Push yourself back up into the starting position and repeat. Works your shoulders, triceps, chest and core. You may also feel a stretch in your hamstrings.
Start in a lunge position with your knees touching or almost touching the floor. Without pausing, alternate legs, bringing your opposite leg forward into a lunge position. Continue alternating legs while moving forward. For an added challenge, hold something heavy. Works your entire lower body.
Stand up straight, and then get into a squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you.
Kick your feet back into a push-up position and lower your body to the floor. Return your feet back to the squat position as fast as possible. Immediately jump up into the air as high as you can. Add a little clap for pizzazz! Improves cardio while strengthening your entire body.
Lie on your back while stretching your arms overhead and keeping your legs straight. Simultaneously raise your arms and legs as high as you can, keeping them as straight as possible. Try and touch your feet to your hands. Lower down and repeat. Works your hips and core.
Start in a plank position, with your shoulders directly over your hands. Tighten your abs, glutes and thighs, and then rotate your torso and legs to one side so that your body is facing away from the ground. Simultaneously, raise your arm to the sky so that your body forms a "T." Lower back down to the push-up position and repeat on the opposite side. Works your core, chest and shoulders.
More on fitness
Powerful plyometric fitness moves
Get faster and fitter with speed drills
Abs exercises: 4 Surprising moves for a flat belly
The opinions expressed in this article are of the author and the author alone. They do not reflect the opinions of SheKnows, LLC or any of its affiliates and they have not been reviewed by an expert in a related field or any member of the SheKnows editorial staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on the Site are not a substitute for professional advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on SheKnows. SheKnows does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.