Fitness & Nutrition

You Don’t Need a Gym to Stay Fit

May 2, 2024

If you’re feeling stuck in your exercise routine—or you have way too much going on right now to even have a routine at all—Hancock Health has some simple, easy-to-do exercises that don’t require a gym membership or hundreds of dollars in equipment. All you need is your body, and the willingness to shake things up a bit. 

Cardio is the Way to Go.

Cardiovascular exercises, such as jogging or even just walking, are a great way to exercise without equipment. Activities such as running, swimming, jogging, walking, jumping rope, cycling, or anything else to get the blood really pumping is a great way to improve your heart health. And now, just in time for warmer weather, you finally have an excuse to explore your neighborhood a bit more. And if you’ve got kids, you could even get them involved by taking them with you on a walk around the block.

Stretch Your Body—And Your Fitness Goals.

Stretching doesn’t have to just be for the yoga mat (although yoga is another great way to keep your body moving and get the exercise you need without a lot of time and equipment). In fact, just a few simple stretches in your bedroom when you wake up in the morning can do wonders for your body. It can help improve your flexibility, mobility, and give you a boost of energy for the day ahead. 

Time to Take the Next Step—Literally. 

If you live in a two-story home, or work somewhere with plenty of stairs, taking a few extra trips up and down each day is another surefire way to maintain your cardiovascular health and get you exercising in small doses throughout the day. It’s a simple way to keep a fitness routine without devoting extra time to a workout, and it’ll keep your blood flowing and energy up. 

Whenever you’re ready to take the next step and dive into a group fitness class or meet with a fitness coach, Hancock Wellness Centers are here for you. With personalized exercise plans, on-site dietitians, and so much more, we’re ready to make heath possible for you, wherever you are in your fitness journey. Find a location near you today.