From A to Z: 26 Ideas for Being Active without Going to a Gym

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I love going to the gym. As part of my regular schedule, it actually gets me out of the house and working out. If left to my own devices, I’d find a million and one things to do around the house before getting a workout in…you know, cleaning the bathroom, checking Facebook, etc. For me, the fact that I have to leave my house works.

However, going to the gym isn’t always possible depending on your lifestyle or personal preferences. You might not have a gym membership or maybe you’re looking for additional ways to be active. There are so many ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life. From A to Z, here are 26 ideas to get you started!

Aerobics (regular or water)

Bikingcircuit training

Circuit training (Follow Get Fit Naturally on Facebook for daily circuit workouts you can do in your living room)


Enjoy a game of musical chairs

Follow online videos such as ones by Angry Trainer Fitness



Ice skating

Jump ropeexercise ideas


Latin dancing

Martial Arts

Nine-a-side footy (Australian style football)

Outside walks around your neighborhood

Play with your kids

Quad roller skating


Swimming (Triathlon anyone?)

Take the stairs

Tennisexercise ideas

Ultimate frisbee

Video games like Wii Fit or Dance Dance Revolution

Water volleyball

X-country skiing



Your turn: What’s your favorite way to be active? What would you choose from this list? Share in the comments!

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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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