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How to Get Fit Without a Gym

By Sara Butler

Getting fit can be an intimidating thing and collecting the courage to join a gym, or finding the funds, can be a challenge for many people. The good news is that if you know a few tricks, then you can get fit without ever stepping foot into the gym. Here are a few ways to start your wellness journey on your own.

Go on YouTube

You can find everything from dancing cats to Minecraft videos on YouTube. Those are entertaining, but they don't help you get fit. Luckily, there are several fitness YouTube channels that can help you to begin your fitness journey.

Think about what type of exercise you're interested in and simply do a search. There are many channels for DIY home fitness as well as group exercise videos, weightlifting, and yoga. Whatever you want to do you can try with the help of YouTube. It gives you the freedom to do what interests you in the privacy of your own home.

Go Outside

You have the world's best gym right outside your front door! Even during the times of the year when the weather isn't the greatest, gearing up and getting outside is good for your body and your mind. You can run, hike, bike, and walk your way to better fitness. Find something in your area that interests you and then get your heart pumping!

There's an App for That

You have a smartphone and a desire to get healthier, so combine the two with a wellness app. There are many available to help you focus on your exercise and eating habits and to help you keep track of both. Explore a bit to see what's available to download and find one to help you reach your goals.

Switch Up Small Habits

You don't have to gear up and work out to make improvements that have an impact on your fitness. Even small changes can add up to big rewards if you work to shift your focus to your health. Small things such as doing squats as you load laundry or parking farther away from your office to sneak in a few extra steps can make a huge difference in your fitness journey.

It's important to remember that you must find a new routine that works for you, whether it's in or out of the gym.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo.

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