At-Home Exercise Tips – Look Great at This Year’s Holiday Party

[ 2 ] October 21, 2010 |

You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive gym memberships to get fit. Get started on your new year’s resolution early and wow ‘em all at this year’s holiday party with our at-home exercise tips.

Working out at home is cost effective because at-home equipment is a one-time buy, while working out at a gym requires a monthly membership. Working out at home can even be free, depending on what kind of workout you choose.

Check out our Dicks Sporting Goods coupons for deals on any of the items you pictured below.

Running

Running outdoors is a cheap and easy way to get fit. You don’t need anything but a pair of running shoes and some motivation. Try planning out different routes and exploring places in your community. Grab any one of the items below to make you’re running experience even better. And, if you want to try something really different, why not test out running barefoot?

From left to right:  Reebok Exertion Run II Cushion Running Shoe, $64.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Sportline Men’s Solo Heart Rate Watch, $59.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Nike Women’s Traditional Half-Zip Top, $50, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Cycling

Cycling is another fun, wallet-conscious way to keep in shape. Not only can you use your bike for exercise purposes, you can also use it to save on transportation costs. Try taking riding your bike to work on a sunny day instead of driving your car. You’ll feel good knowing that you’ve gotten your morning workout in, while doing your part for the environment.

For alternative at-home cardio exercises, try hula hooping, or let your inner gamer out and play with the Nintendo Wii! Those are both fun and heart pumping ways to keep fit at home. They’re especially good for the winter months when running or cycling isn’t always possible.

From left to right: Montego 26″  Women’s Comfort Bicycle, 149.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Giro Livestrong Indicator Helmet, $39.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Huffy Granite 26″ Men’s Mountain Bike, $99.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Yoga/Pilates

All you need for these workouts at home is a few moves and a towel or a yoga/Pilates mat. Grab a DVD and stretch out with any one of the items below. If you don’t want to buy a DVD, try looking on YouTube for short yoga and Pilates videos.

Esther Ekhart has some really good yoga videos for beginners and beyond. Her YouTube Channel is called Yogatic; I definitely recommend checking it out. My personal favorite is her video Yoga an Evening Practice. It makes me so sleepy before bedtime!

From left to right: Gaiam Flower Power 750ml Aluminum Water Bottle, $12.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Nike Yoga Pilates Mat, $14.93, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Stott Pilates Infused Yoga 2 DVD Set, $19.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Floor Exercises

You don’t need a gym to do floor exercises. Here are a few awesome articles to get you started:

  1. Glamour.com: The Miniskirt Workout.
  2. Cosmopolitan.com: The Sexy Abs Workout.
  3. Women’s Health Magazine: No Props, No Prob.
  4. Men’s Health Magazine: 8 Variations of the Pushup.
  5. Men’s Fitness: The MF Ab Recovery Plan.

Tell us! How do you workout at home?

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  1. Hey Shannon,
    I wanted to let you know that yogatic isn’t live anymore, but my new website is http://www.ekhartyoga.com . Would you replace the link under esther ekhart with a link to my new website? I’de be very grateful.
    Esther

    • Shannon says:

      Hi Esther,

      Thanks for letting us know about the new site. The link has now been replaced. We love your yoga videos and tips. So useful! Looking forward to checking out the new site.

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