You don’t always have to join a gym to get a good workout (although it definitely helps on the motivation front) because you can do a lot with just the weight of your body.
Lifting, pushing and pulling your own bodyweight fitness training is an excellent way to start building your strength and coupled with methods (a Tabata for example) it’s a very good way to get your heart rate up, build up a sweat and burn a lot of calories.
Plus you can do it where ever and whenever you want. Bodyweight fitness training is the perfect holiday workout or quick fix if you can’t make it to the gym today.
Here’s a short and very inspirational clip of some the amazing exercises you can incorporate into a bodyweight fitness workout. While some of the exercises shown are high level and require good fitness and strength another benefit to bodyweight training is there are usually different variations you can use.
For example you could do a press-up on your knees, progress to doing it on your toes or increase the difficulty by putting your feet on a chair. You could even go one step further by doing your press ups on an unstable surface (like a fit ball).
One exercise, several variations that let you train at your level and also allow you to progress, get stronger and get fitter.