This is no slam on exercise facilities. Heck I belong to one, and getting ready to join the YMCA. They serve a purpose, but to be honest, have never done anything for me. I felt out of place and insecure. That’s not the type of way you want to feel when you wanna get your exercise/sweat on!
I found my way around this, and that is with Beachbody DVDs (Power 90 & P90X specifically). No, this isn’t an advertisement for me to try and get you to buy shhh from me. What I’m saying is, the gym isn’t for everyone. Not only that, it’s kind of expensive. There is also an initial cost to the Beachbody programs that I do. So what about the people who don’t want to spend that money, or who can’t spend that money. Here’s some things that I have been looking at recently…
Crossfit – “CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.”
These are real world workouts. I have been really itching to start the “workout of the day” (WOD). But with my P90X workouts, I haven’t been able to. I plan on it starting in the spring. Talk about getting fitness, this will do it.
For those wanting to become fitness trainers, they also list all the certification classes on the main page. They have a LOT, and from the looks of it, they sell out quickly too.
If anyone out there is currently doing Crossfit workouts, please comment and tell me/us about them.
Also, check out this video of some ladies working out (I’m in love, btw)
On-Demand Workouts – These can be had from cable TV operators, or online. I came across one from this month’s Triathlete Magazine, ExerciseTV.tv . Now not everything is free on this website, but some are. And you can’t beat free!
Cable channels like Fit TV are also a good option. Unfortunately, your workout program of choice might be when you aren’t available, but who doesn’t have a DVR now-a-days (me!). If you don’t have Fit TV, then I feel for you. No where else can you get Shimmy, and Namaste Yoga (which is the best show ever to sleep to, just sayin).
If you are a gym rat, then be a gym rat. There is nothing wrong with that. It just isn’t for everyone. So for those that aren’t, maybe I just showed you a couple of different options.