3 Strength Training Ideas for Gym-Haters

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We all know that we should be complementing our cardio routines with strength training. Strength training is essential for maintaining muscle mass, supporting bone health, weight management, and keeping your body happy and healthy as you age.

However, many people think strength training is all about the free weights and resistance machines at the gym, which doesn’t appeal to everyone. Here are 3 ways you can incorporate strength training into your fitness routine without stepping foot in the gym!

Try Yoga & Pilates

Both yoga and Pilates are great forms of strength training that don’t resemble reps with a kettlebell in any way! Both require you to hold up your own body weight, build muscle endurance and strengthen your core. These practices are a fantastic way to build strength evenly throughout your body.

Hit up the Climbing Wall

It’s not really surprising but scaling a vertical wall requires a lot of strength! A super fun way to work out and one that can lead to outdoor adventures, climbing is a form of strength training for your whole body, toning and building up your biceps, triceps, abs, glutes, and more!

Use Your Own Body Weight

There are plenty of simple resistance training exercises that don’t require any equipment and use your body weight to build strength. Squats, lunges, burpees, sit-ups and press-ups are all simple, free and easy forms of strength training to incorporate into your fitness routine.