How to stay fit without going to a gym

You've had 100+ answers so not sure I'll even get heard but here goes...

Yes you can stay fit without the gym. In fact it's easy!

I'm a level 4 personal trainer and people are surprised how much can be completed without the gym.

  • The fitness industry stats are that for every 100 people that join a gym in January only 18 are still attending by March!

So obviously going to the gym does not work well for the majority of people.

Getting or staying fit falls into two categories

  1. Nutrition
  2. Maintenance of Functional fitness (an elaborate way of saying mobile, flexible and active)

Nutrition is easy.

Avoid refined carbohydrates. Sugar and fructose are both carbohydrates. You do not need to do the following:

  1. Do not: Drink 8 glasses of water a day, instead drink when your thirsty
  2. Do not: Eat little and often (for 140,000 years us humans ate once a day if we were lucky) Eat when you're hungry
  3. Do not: Eat before, after or during a workout. Your body has 2,000 ‘calories' (calories are meaningless but nearly everyone here still believes they are) of stored energy and even a lean athlete has 40,000 ‘calories' of energy from fat
  4. Do not: Eat loads of protein, no need, the body can't store excess protein so anything over 25g per meal gets turned to glucose
  5. Do not: Eat refined carbohydrates (Carbohydrates are not necessary building blocks for other molecules, and the body can obtain all its energy from protein and fat. Thus you could leave out carbohydrate from you diet provided you get enough protein, fat including essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and water)


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Here is an example of a bodyweight session

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