If you prefer working out at home or don’t like working out with weights or weight machines, you can strength train without weights.
Body Weight Training
Body weight training is something you can do at home, in your hotel, or at the gym. It includes squats, lunges, pushups, and many of the exercises you do with an exercise ball. Some exercises classes combine cardio and strength such as Pilates and core yoga.
If you prefer something that flows a bit more than free weights use resistance bands. This might include a TRX system, or physical therapy resistance bands. Resistance training takes a bit longer to tone and define but it does a better job of strengthening the smaller muscle groups, which is key to reshaping your body.
If your goal is to tone instead of bulk up consider working out with weights that are 1, 3, 5, or 8 pounds. Work through a series of low impact movements, doing 3 sets of 15 reps. You can even hold onto your weights while you do many of your lower body lunges and squats.
Aim for 2 or 3 days a week to tighten, tone, and burn more calories.