The part of my job that I love the most is working with individuals who want to become fitter, faster, and in creative (aka–non-boring) ways. There’s no doubt about it that helping people fall in love with exercise is both a passion and pursuit. The hard part about reaching out and connecting with everyone is that there tends to be several barriers that tend to get in the way of fitness.
- I don’t have time/money/access to a gym.
- I can only work out in small increments throughout the day.
- I get bored easily, so I quit going to classes/the gym.
- I have to work out at home.
- I have no equipment.
Personally, I know a lot of people who work out at home, in between getting the kids up and out the door and then before the first shift of work starts. Or some who have to run to the gym the very second work lets out so that they can squeeze in a 45 minute session before rushing back out the door to start the evening dinner/bath schedule. And then I have my handful of the typical, “I know I need to workout, but I’m not sure what to do or where to go or how to do it” folks.
It’s easy to say
- Just hit the gym for 45 minutes 3-5 days a week.
- Go for a walk for 30-60 minutes a day.
- Can you buy a kettlebell and a jump rope to stash in your den?
- Can you find 20 minutes a day to do …. and fill in the dotted line.
Sometimes you can’t just put a one-time program together that fits the needs of every person. But what I can do, is hook you up with over 200 calesthenic exercises designed for athletic abilities of all skill levels.
Our friends at Man Vs. Weight have put together an INCREDIBLE list of exercises with instructions and video demos, on an interactive platform that allows you to search for the exact workout you need: beginner/no equipment, advanced/gymnastics rings, just to name a couple!
Calisthenic Exercises: The Complete List
Bookmark this page and you’ll never be without an exercise plan.
Bonus: No gym? No worries!
Here’s a quick 30-minute guide to a body weight workout that can be done anywhere and everywhere.
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