Who Says You Need Fancy Equipment to be Fit?

Exercise, 2015 top fitness trend, ACSM, Body weight exercise, calisthenics, greatest, home gym, inexpensive , all exercises, legs, back, chest, core, abs, arms, shoulders, tips from townI was recently surfing through some of our fitness editor, Tammy Juco’s, posts on fitness looking for something quick and effective that I could do at home and came across her post about  Body Weight Exercises. Tammy discovered Greatist‘s comprehensive list of 200+ bodyweight exercises. It gives you an endless combination of exercises that will keep me going for months to come–no gym necessary! I love that you don’t need fancy equipment to get an effective work up and a good sweat.

slider pushup from ManvsWeight

Slider Pushup

The exercises are demonstrated with a thorough video. There are menus where you can shoos everything from target muscle groups to level of difficulty. You can target the upper body, lower body or give one of their extra difficult exercises a shot. Some of the craziest fall under “playground” like “the Human Flag,” which is like a plank–but holding yourself parallel to the ground by your hands!!! Ok, I’m not there yet! But will keep you posted!

body plank exercise

The Human Flag–let me know if you master this one!

Uchi Mata Push Up

Another cool one–Uchi Mata Push Up

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."