The.Best.Piece.of.Gym.Equipment.Ever.

What do you think is the best piece of gym equipment? The leg press? Oh, I know! Dumbbells! How about the big, bouncy exercise ball? Wait, is it the treadmill? It’s gotta be the treadmill, right? Well, I hate to bust your bubble, but the best piece of exercise equipment is YOU!

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photo credit: Austin Prock

Why, you ask?

Let me break it down 8 ways!

Top 8 Reasons your body is the absolute best piece of exercise equipment. 

#1: There are no extra baggage fees to bring your body with you when you travel.

#2: It’s always with you! You cannot forget to bring your body anywhere. There’s no need to write “bring body” on a to-do list!

#3: Your body operates with two things called your body weight and gravity—–also known as the.best.resistance.ever! Bodyweight training is better for you (you don’t need to load extra weight on your joints).

GymEquipment#4: It costs way less to use your body as an exercise tool. Think about how much money you will save by not purchasing the latest and greatest fitness gadget. It adds up!

#5: You don’t have to lug around any extra equipment to and from home. Easy breezy!

#6: You can do all kinds of total body exercises that involve multiple muscle groups. This helps you burn more calories and fat!

#7: You minimize excuses to exercise. Traffic was bad. Nope, not gonna work. I forgot my shoes. Nuh-uh. I don’t know how to use this piece of equipment. Um, it’s your body! You’ve had it for ump-teen years. I think you can figure something out.

#8. Your workouts will get more and more creative with no fancy fitness equipment and gadgets. There are so many ways to do lunges and squats! Oh, and jumping jacks, too!

What would you add to this list?

Need a few body weight exercises to get you started? Try these…

  1. sit-ups.
  2. pull-ups.
  3. push-ups.
  4. lunges.
  5. squats.
  6. burpees.
  7. tuck-jumps.
  8. mountain climbers.

Having difficulty doing any of the exercises above? Ask me how to safely modify it! -Candice, CEbFit Personal Trainer 

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