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Get fit without joining a gym

For some reason, our society seems to associate getting fit with joining a gym. Lots of people pay significant amounts of money every month to do something on a treadmill that they could just as easily do in the park. It is more difficult, however, to do strength exercises with no dedicated equipment.

This tribe is for people to swap tips and ideas on how to exercise without spending lots of money. It might involve buying some cheap equipment for the home or office, using items that you have already, or doing exercises like press-ups and crunches, that don't need any equipment at all.

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Rylen O Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I've heard the same thing and it kinda swayed me into not going them as much. But I've heard that you won't see results from doing situps or crunches unless you get rid of the top layer of fat on your stomach that mo...

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Zachary S Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I'm sure as with any exercise, crunches and sit-ups have their bad side as well. Let this not deter us from what we know to work. Proper form is crucial, failure to acknowledge this fact will cause many people to go...

Amanda C encouraged this.

Monica S Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I have heard this in relation to full situps. I think the issue comes from inproper form like pulling on the neck and rolling your chin to your chest. Almost anything can lead to injury with poor form.

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Jo B Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

Thanks ladies.  I know that there can be alot of back and forth on different exercises, and it can be hard to know what to listen to.  I think it's probably related to poor form, or not doing a variety of exercises f...

Roomi S encouraged this.

Amanda C Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I love crunches and sit-ups and will probably keep doing them no matter what haha. I just love the good burn I get and when they are achy after not doing them for a week or so and then go back to doing them! :D

Sue A Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I used to think this.  But as a Pilates Instructor who is using ab strength all the time - I have noticed more definition in my abs by doing crunches more recently.  Back position is crucial and neck lengthened while...

Amélie M Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I've heard the same thing, even that crunches don't burn any fat or give a flat belly combined with other exercises (like it was previously thought). The position pushes your organs and it can lead to back injuries a...

Jo B Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I see a personal trainer I know suggested that doing crunches should be avoided, that they aren't as effective previously thought.  

Today I read an article stating that sit-ups and crunches can stress the lumber area, leading to potential for in...

Roomi S encouraged this.

Amanda C Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

Sports-iqgold Amanda C answered the question Getting Started:

Hi Ashley!   Here are a few challenges for you to start out with real easy. This place may look confusing and odd but honestly it is the best thing that has ever happened to me personally and I know I am not th...

K K Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

I heard once that how you look and feel is based 90% on what you put into your body and 10% on your physical activity.. I dont know if I completely agree with this but I stongly believe that you need to do both.. so start with some small challenge...

Amanda C Get fit without joining a gym Tribe

Hi Ashley! That is some great news to hear you lost weight with just trying out!!! Very proud of you! One thing to try out is figuring out your diet. I am one of those people who is "not so good" with the whole diet thing. But here;s some adivce I...

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