No Gym, No Problem!

First and foremost, get rid of the notion that you need a pricey gym membership to maintain a certain level of fitness, because that is not the case.

PHOTO TAKEN BY LUCY BLEHAR

PHOTO TAKEN BY LUCY BLEHAR

As I mentioned in my 100 Days of Sobriety post, I started dancing again! But other than my time in the studio and the occasional pilates reformer class, I do not have a gym membership and I seldom workout in one. Don’t get me wrong, a gym is a great place to get yo fitness on and can be a good source of motivation as well, but it’s not the ONLY place. I’m a huge proponent for a good ol’ outdoor workout sesh! When I’m not dancing, I get my daily workouts in by running around my neighborhood, climbing the stairs at the Baldwin Hills Overlook, hiking my favorite trail at Griffith Park or a sunrise jog on the Venice Beach boardwalk. I highly recommend getting outside to workout whenever you have the opportunity, even if it’s just brisk 20 minute walk followed by a quick ab circuit! It’s so refreshing taking the fresh air into your lungs and getting your daily dose of vitamin D, while you’re working out! I try to do an outdoor workout every morning, and I swear the days I don’t I’m all thrown off.

Photo TAKEN by me

Photo TAKEN by me

If you live in a location where weather doesn’t always permit outdoor workouts: no fear, the internet is here! We have access to an immense amount of FREE workout routines right at our fingertips. Are you looking for a quick 10 minute ab circuit to get your day started? Head over to Pinterest to find a routine that suits your needs! Or maybe you want to give those inner thighs a little burn? Youtube has got you covered! Interested in starting a squat challenge? Search the #SquatChallenge hashtag on Instagram and take your pick! The point is, the internet can be one of your most valuable workout tools if you want it to be!

So get up, get moving and don’t let the fact that you don’t have an Equinox membership discourage you from taking charge of your health! CUZ YOU GOT DIS GIRL!

With Love,

Misako