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clock-icon   July 10, 2015

Headed to the Gym? Turn Around! These Gym Alternatives Might Be More Effective

By Sacha Obaid

Have you recently had plastic surgery to boost your appearance? Or perhaps you’re preparing to enhance your body with a procedure. In both cases the best thing you can do for yourself is to work out. After you have fully recovered, exercising a few times per week is a great way to maintain your physique. It can also help you stay healthy and strong in preparation for a procedure.

However, if you’re headed to the gym, you might want to think again. It may not be the best place to do your workout.

Why the Gym May Not Work For You

Going to the gym isn’t for everyone. Often, especially during peak times after work hours, gyms are incredibly crowded and can be a little intimidating, from the people who are already in tip-top shape to the complicated gym equipment to the noise.

If you aren’t used to working out, then going to the gym each day may seem like a huge chore. It means packing up your gym bag and trekking to wherever you have a membership.

If this sounds less than pleasant to you, then the gym may not be your best option. However, by changing your workout location, you can still get gym results without the crowd or the intimidation!

Gym Alternatives

  • Your Own Home

If you’d like to do cardio workouts at home, you may want to invest in a treadmill, an elliptical machine, or a stationary bike. However, if you just want to work on your strength training, then you could simply buy a set of kettlebells or dumbbells to work with in your house.

  • The Great Outdoors

You can run, hike, swim, or just walk outside and see amazing results. Build up your cardiovascular health, and keep your body in its best shape. By combining indoor weight training with outdoor cardio, you can get a full workout in your own community without any gym intimidation.

  • A Group Exercise Class

This is perfect if you find yourself best motivated by others. You could do water aerobics, dance class, yoga, or something else that catches your eye. There are so many options to choose from.

After you recover from your plastic surgery, exercise is a fantastic way to keep your physique in great shape. Getting in shape also makes your body stronger and healthier before you enhance your appearance with a plastic surgery procedure. By combining cardio training with strength training, you can get in shape and keep your body trim and fit. If you love going to the gym, then good for you! Hit the gym a few times per week, and your body will definitely thank you. But if you aren’t a fan of the gym, you can still get a great workout. The best way to get in shape is to simply start moving! Find an exercise program that you love, and do it with consistency to feel great.

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