Traditionally, the fitness industry has preached going to the gym as a way to get in shape. Typically, there is how it goes. There is a big promotion during the holiday season getting people excited about new year resolutions and getting ready to make fitness goals for the new year. But all this revolves around signing up for a gym membership and committing to going to workout at the gym, either on your own or with a personal trainer. That’s what we are all used to. Many people have tried to get around this by workout at home, but that also revolves around buying expensive equipment, usually set up in a basement. But that too is a losing proposition. Because what happens is that we spend all this money on gym equipment for the house – treadmills, weights, medicine balls, total gym equipments and more. But then soon enough, all that equipment becomes places to dry laundry and air out cloths. What if there is a better way?
According to a recent article by Reuters, all you need to get a good workout is actually your own body. Most of the intense workouts that you can do require your own body weight, like squats, pushups, burpees, sit ups, crunches and more can all be done right in your living room or basement without any fitness equipment and you will get a great workout. That is the principle behind new workout programs like Insanity and Focus T25, which emphasizes intense at home workouts that have yielded impressive results.