Any gym-haters out there? If so, how do you exercise??

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Posted: 06 Jan 2008, 13:42
Hey, all,

Just joined FatSecret and I'm determined to lose some weight and get healthier. Only problem is, I hate hate hate gyms, and I live in snow-coated Michigan, so I need some exercise ideas.

I have an upstairs apartment, so I can't do a whole lot of "bouncey" aerobics routines... but I do have VHS and DVD players, so if you know of any good "non-bouncey" routines I'd be easger to hear about them...

Any advice from you fellow gym-haters??



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Posted: 06 Jan 2008, 14:00
I don't go to the gym. I do dvds at home like The Biggest loser workout Ten minut solution Dance mix and kickboxing boot camp. For a lower impact(non-bouncy:lol ) workout I really like Ellen Barett's Pick your Level wight Loss Pilates, and Yoga for Beauty with Rainbeau Mars, and I walk 3-4 miles pushing a stroller whenever the weather allows. I also lift light weights and just do workouts from the charts I get out of magazines and books. I am going to purchase the Walk the Pounds off dvd today I think, I heard it was good for burning calories, and it's lower impact that things like kickboxing. Oh by the way, I am from Michigan! Well at least I lived there for 11 years, I live in Texas now though. My family lives in Traverse City if you know where that is. I visit them twice a year. I am used to the warm weather down here now, I can hardly stand the winters there anymore. It's 72 degrees today and I'm lovin it!
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Posted: 06 Jan 2008, 14:02
I've been really into yoga & pilates lately!
We have classes offered at my work, so I do that once a week. But I have a few videos to do at home, and there's shows on TV all the time!
I was about to say walk... but in MI, maybe notConfused
I've also been trying to take the stairs rather than elevators, and park a little further away from stores, etc. so I can get in a few extra steps!

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Posted: 07 Jan 2008, 03:11
I also like The Biggest Loser workout...I think I bought mine from It is a good workout and low impact and moves up to a boot camp level.

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Posted: 07 Jan 2008, 05:10
I would say buy the equipment and do it at home.
Here you have a whole bunch of free exercise video demonstrations all for FREE:

Don't forget to get permission from your doctor before doing anything.

I hope you found it useful


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Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 13:30
I love the gym, but I've done videos at home. I like pilates and dance-style workouts. There is also a workout "game" for PS2, XBox or PC called Yourself!Fitness that gears the workout for your activity level, it even has a yoga studio. Read up on it. The workout is different every time. That is what I like about it because I get bored easily. It encorporates even strength training and flexibility. Check it out. I liked it so much I wore out the disc. LOL. It isn't real "bouncy" either. he he.

Good luck.

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Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 17:54
I really enjoy Leslie Sansone's walking off the pounds dvd's. I also have a *bean* and do the exercises dvd that came with it too. The bean gives lots of exercises for overall toning.

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Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 14:57
I LOVE going to the gym, but can't afford the membership. I have a small set of stairs leading up to my door, so I run up and down them. I live in upstate, NY so I sympathize about the weather, but I bundle up and by the end of my "stair climbing" I'm down to a long sleeve shirt and sweat pants. You could probably even use a board over a couple of cinder blocks (if not the block itself).
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