Post # 1
I’m debating dropping my gym membership (much money, bad hours) but I’m wondering what you all do for at-home workouts during the winter? We are nearing the end of our yearly contract and seriously considering not renewing our membership.
FWIW, I’m at the gym about 4x week on average – one day of swimming and the others are just using whatever cardio machines are free.
Do you have your own cardio equipment? Videos? Weights? Please don’t say yoga…I work out in the morning and it puts me back to sleep, but I’m open to anything else. I live in a flat without a ton of space but I also don’t have neighbors below me that I have to worry about waking.
Is it realistic I could get through the rest of winter on just readily available videos? What say you?
Post # 3
I have a compact, or small stride, elliptical. Don’t buy one. Everyone who’s ever tried it says the same thing, you’re dizzy when you get off. I’ve never had that from a regular stride one.
Post # 4
For me, I have to go to the gym to stay committed. I bought at-home videos and frankly I get bored and quit after 10 minutes. When I’m at the gym or in a cardio class, I can’t bounce out after 10 minutes (well I could but I’d feel guilty!). Plus paying makes me go!
Post # 5
Zumba for the xbox!! Love it 🙂
Post # 6
@LB15: On snow days when I can’t get to the gym I’ve been using the 7 minute workout app. I usually do about 3 rounds, and I have to say it’s a pretty efficient workout, plus it doesn’t require equipment. I’ve heard the nike training app is really good too, but I believe you need some equipment. You could also check out bodyrocktv.com. The girl who does it is craaaaaazy ripped, and it’s all 12 minute videos.
Post # 7
Buy a set of free weights and some videos. Jillian Michaels has some really good ones. Comcast On Demand also has a workout section, if you have Comcast (or see if your cable provider has a similar feature).
Honestly, I said I wasn’t going to join a gym and was going to brave the cold this winter (we just moved, and our apartment had a good gym so we didn’t have to pay for one), but when it got into the 30s, it was just too damn cold to do anything outside. I found a Planet Fitness near me, and they only charge $10 per month – might be worth checking out if there’s one near you!
Post # 8
@futuremrs1986: +1 on bodyrock! I do that to supplement my gym training occasionally, or when I’m at home bored.
@abbie017: I used to use Comcast Ondemand fitness section as well! haha And Jillian Michaels videos are ridiculously amazing!
OP: I like a few of the beachbody products too- i.e. P90X, Insanity, etc. You could probably find some of those videos on Ebay now that the Beachbody isn’t trending so instensely anymore. A girlfriend of mine has Brazilian Butt Lift and I’m looking to borrow that from her.
Post # 9
I do videos from FitnessBlender.com in my basement during the extreme cold (and extreme heat) when I can’t run outside. They have a good variety of videos, and they are free!
Post # 10
I do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Insanity and T25. OnDemand has a ton of workouts. We also have the Kinect Xbox workout DVD and it’s awesome.
Post # 11
P90X! You will never step foot in a gym again.
Post # 12
Not super intense cardio, but if you’re into pilates, these videos are great. I did the “ultimate hot body” workout the other day because I was too lazy to hit the gym. I’m in pretty good shape, but my abs are still burning.
Post # 13
@LB15: I do some P90X videos and some Jillian Michaels videos. Once in awhile I use the Nike Training app.
Post # 14
@LB15: We have a treadmill but also the Insanity workouts are great!
Post # 15
Body Revolution by Jillian, Insanity, T25 and now just started P90x3.
I only go to the gym for my spinnign classes once or twice a week adn now during my lunch break because I have a Tough Mudder coming up at the end of May. Oh yeah and my wedding lol
Post # 16
I have the Nike Training app (NTC) on my phone, it’s awesome, tons of workouts different lengths and levels, use your own music, most just need hand weights if that. They’re awesome.