Jillian Michaels

April 17, 2017

Calorie Torching Activities for Anyone Who Hates the Gym

The gym isn’t for everyone. Some find it intimidating. Some find it isolating. Some just find it flat out boring. If you are one of those people that wants a more social environment, or likes to get outdoors etc. try a few of these alternatives keep you motivated while delivering results. 

Canyon hiking, running or road biking
The great thing is that you can do these activities for free, solo, or in a group. Check out meetup.com. You can find groups for all the above and much more. You’ll work up a sweat while making new friends who can help keep you accountable.

Organized sports
If you enjoy friendly competition, check out sports leagues for adults— everything from softball to basketball— in your neighborhood. Many companies also offer intramural sports teams, so if yours does, join in the fun. Just remember to keep up the training during the off-season!

Fitness classes
Taking a class, such as indoor yoga, kickboxing, cardio dance and so on are all great ways to obtain expert instruction affordably, fend off boredom, and get your sweat on. 

Swimming
You don’t have to be as good as Michael Phelps to have an effective water workout. In addition to swimming laps in a pool, you can get an excellent full-body workout with the right tools. For example, with a buoyancy belt, you can jog and cross-train underwater.

Let me be your personal trainer
If you want to exercise from home or anywhere but the gym, check out my new app for personal training in ANY environment along with customized meal plans. Or, for follow-along fitness content take a look at www.fitfusion.com. A "Netflix for fitness" so to speak, this service is just $9.99 a month and includes hundreds of workouts of all kinds from the world's best trainers. Do HIIT training with Zuzka Light, let the Tone It Up girls tone you up, do yoga with Tara Stiles, let me bootcamp you, and so much more! You can stream online from your iPhone, Apple TV, or Chromecast. 

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