8 Ways to Get Fit without Going to the Gym ...

Do you need to get fitter, but the mere thought of going tothe gym makes you want to take a nap? Have you had a gym membership for years and never used it? Are you always saying ‘I just haven’t got the time’ – or the money? Well, here are some ways to improve your fitness levels without darkening the gym door.

1. Go for a Walk

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This is a great form of gentle exercise, that won’t cause any strain at all on your body. Plus you get to enjoy some fresh air and take a look at the world around you.

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2. Use the Stairs

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No, I don’t recommend you walk all the way if you work on the 20th floor, but walking up a couple of flights won’t kill you and you'll burn plenty of calories!

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3. Have You Got a Bike Rusting in Your Garage?

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Polish it up and jump on. Cycling is cheap, healthy and gets you where you need to go.

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4. Get a Dog (or Borrow One)

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Rover will need walking twice a day, whatever the weather. Do not, however, get a greyhound, as they are lazy. It's not only effective but so much fun to lose weight with your dog.

5. Have a Bounce on a Trampoline

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Borrow a neighbor’s, or get a mini one, and work those leg muscles!

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6. Switch on Some Music and Dance around the Room

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You’re not being judged, so who cares if you look like an uncoordinated octopus. Just get up and shake that booty.

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7. Worried about How You’ll Compare to All Those Toned Bodies at the Gym?

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Have a go on a Wii, and it won’t matter what you look like. You can try all sorts of ‘sports’ in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

8. Try Pole-dancing!

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No, not to earn the money for a gym membership. Pole-dancing is becoming a popular workout method and it's a fun activity to do with friends. If you like it, you can even get a pole fitted in your home …

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What ways do you keep fit without heading to the gym?

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