At-Home Fitness

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If an expensive gym membership is not for you, you can get fit in the privacy of your own home. You don’t need expensive equipment or a monstrously huge piece of exercise equipment. If you can walk, bend and stretch, you can get a good workout at home. 
Do some arm exercises using a gallon of milk or some large cans of vegetables. Hold the milk container by the handle and bend your elbow back and up to exercise your triceps in the back of your arms. This is an area that is tough to exercise, but it’s essential to exercise this area or you could end up with those flabby bat-wings! Chair dips also work the triceps to tighten and tone the back of the arms. Squat down with a chair behind your back. Place your hands behind your back on the seat of the chair. Hold your body weight on the balls of your feet and your hands. Lower your body weight down toward the floor and then push your body back up using your arms. 

Resistance bands are inexpensive but very effective to work every part of your body. You can loop them around your ankles or attach a resistance band to a door frame to perform leg exercises. Pull the band by straightening your leg and pulling back, and then pulling out to the side to strengthen the back and inside of the thighs. Pull resistance bands with your arms to strengthen your biceps, chest, shoulders and upper back muscles. 
Push-ups, sit-ups, planks and pelvic lifts work your whole body from your arms to your legs. You can do these at home while watching television or before breakfast. After work is a great time to do some exercise, because you will feel more energized after a long day at work. Aerobics exercise programs on television, via computer videos or DVDs. You can follow along with step-by-step instructions in the privacy of your home. 

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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

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