If you’re trying to lose weight and get in shape, you’ve probably had people suggest that you pick up a gym membership. Gym memberships can be pretty affordable in the suburbs, but when you live in a city with a high cost of living that’s easier said than done. You also probably aren’t too excited about the prospect of going jogging on some of the slippery and poor maintained sidewalks in your neighborhood. Your fitness quest may be difficult, but it isn’t impossible. If you live in a city and want to lose some weight before the weather gets nicer, follow these tips.
Re-think your public transit options.
Nobody is exactly eager to shell out cash for a cab or a bus, but when you live in a city you can get pretty reliant on public transportation. If you want to lose some weight and save some money, consider making your feet your main mode of transportation. Nobody is expecting you to take an hour to walk to work when you could get there on the subway in 15 minutes, but there are some places that are within walking distance of your home. Walking can be excellent exercise, and in the winter months you won’t have to worry about breaking out in a sweat before you get somewhere.
Check out your local farmer’s markets
Getting active can help you lose weight, but you also need to make sure that you’re practicing good eating habits. Try to start eating at home and cooking more.
Find one workout you can do at home
Some people may not believe it, but it is possible to work out in your own home. If you don’t want to buy a gym membership, pick one great fat burning and toning work out you can do in your home. Whether that involves getting a yoga mat and a few DVDs or buying a treadmill or an elliptical, find one good work out you’ll be able to regardless of how cold or crowded it is outside. And why we’re on the topic of working out at home…
Find a one-on-one trainer that makes house calls
If you’re trying to lose weight and feel a little self conscious about your work-out skills, there is nothing worse or more intimidating than walking into a gym. You’re worried about using a machine wrong or embarrassing yourself, and you spend so much time concerned about the way you’re acting that you neglect your fitness routine. You can find affordable personal trainers that would be willing to help you get fit in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The home fitness training market is popular, and you won’t have any problems finding a personal trainer in NYC, Chicago, L.A., or any major city.
About The Author:
Jennifer Dee is a 20 something writer in the north east that loves to eat right and exercise.