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    Strength Training Without Weights

    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.

    Resistance Bands

    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.

    Low Weights

    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.

  • Do Fitness Apps Work?

    Do Fitness Apps Really Work? 

    It’s been ingrained into us all that we must workout no less than 5 days a week for about an hour each workout. But what most fitness apps have in common is that they…

  • Alternatives To Yoga
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    Alternatives To Yoga

    If you like the idea of engaging in a spiritual and mind/body balancing practice, but yoga is not your thing—you have plenty of options. Even if you enjoy yoga these alternatives…

  • Exercise Like A Minimalist

    How To Exercise Like A Minimalist

    Minimalists are all about quality, not quantity, which is a concept you can adopt in your workout routine. It’s a misconception that workouts need to be time-consuming to be effective, but…