When you travel for business or pleasure, or become unable to make it to the gym for scheduling reasons, or simply just don't feel like driving 30 minutes for a 30 minute workout, you should know how to workout right where you are. This can be in your office at work, a hotel room when traveling, a park or other outdoor area, or right in your house or apartment. Sure gyms are available in many hotels, but how many people (especially women) feel comfortable going to the hotels or any other strange gym alone?
Many personal trainers will only train you on equipment you don't have at home, or with methods you can't do alone. They do this so that you become dependent on them, and feel that you can only get a good workout when you are training with them. This way you keep coming back to them week after week, and become a regular. I believe in the, "give someone a fish and feed them for a day, teach someone to fish and feed them for a lifetime", school of thought.
It is very important to learn bodyweight exercises, and how to exercise using portable equipment such as bands, kettlebells or jump ropes. In addition, you should become proficient in utilizing everyday items such as water jugs, cans of food and furniture as substitutes for weights and equipment. Dips on a chair, push ups, lunges and calf raises done on stairs, as well as core exercises using your sofa, and doing balance training while brushing your teeth are all great ways to workout in a hurry. Cardio can be done while running stairs or in place, utilizing exercises such as jumping jacks and mountain climbers as well as a jump rope. A complete strength and cardio circuit workout can be done in a 6' X 6' area in as little as fifteen minutes.
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