One of the most frequently asked questions I have about my BBG program is whether or not your need a gym membership to do it.
Yes, having access to things such as dumbbells, medicine balls and treadmills can make it easier, but I want you girls to understand that you don’t NEED a gym membership to get results. It is still possible to work up a sweat without these things! Today I want to talk about three places other than the gym that you can do BBG and still get an amazing workout!
Apart from the cost of an actual gym membership, sometimes working out in a gym can be a little confronting for some people. The beauty of my program is that it can be done from comfort of your own home.
“But what about equipment?” I can hear you all asking!
The great thing about working out at home is that you have access to so many things that could act as substitute equipment. I know of so many women (especially my BBG Mums!) fill empty milk bottles with water and use them as dumbbells. Your bed or even your couch can be used for tricep dips or push ups, and chairs for things such as step ups and knee ups. The options are endless! And the best part is you don’t have to worry about looking semi presentable ;)
If you don’t mind a little bit of mess, then the beach is another awesome place for you to do BBG. I absolutely love doing my LISS (low intensity state state) cardio on the beach and will often bring my dogs, Ace and TJ, along with me! Fun fact: did you know that walking on sand actually can use up to twice as much energy as walking at the same speed on a hard surface?
If you’re wanting to do one of my resistance workouts on the beach, then I recommend training on the harder sand where it is a bit more stable and safer on your joints. It’s also a good idea to take things slowly to begin with as training on sand certainly isn’t easy!
Parks can be a great place to do BBG because more often than not, they’ll have a bench that you can use. Bring along a set of dumbbells and you’re set to take on any of my workouts!
As grass is also quite soft, it means you could do all of your ab exercises without needing a mat (unless you’re allergic like I am!).
If the ground is relatively flat, then a park can also be a perfect place for some HIIT (high intensity interval training). All you need is a timer on your phone and you are good to go!
As you can see, it is still very possible for you work out without a gym membership. All you need a little bit of creativity! Where’s your favourite place to work out?
Love, Kayla xx