You will learn how to utilize everyday objects and items as workout equipment. Little to no cost of equipment such as bottles, jugs, chairs, even melons!
Perfect for the student who is saving money and doesn't want to spend a lot to have a gym membership. The working parent who doesn't have time to hit the gym after a long day at work. The traveler who spends a lot of time in the hotel with no gym. It's fit for everyone who wants to get a great workout and get an understanding of what to use and how to use it.
Welcome to the course. My name is Christopher Lee. I have been a Personal Trainer for over 10 years. I started out in High School and during that time, I didn't have a lot of money to purchase my own gym equipment or even go the gym, instead I got creative and used items around the house. I started out with an empty bottle and I filled it up with coins. That was my dumbbell. After that I started researching myself on working out using things around me. After High School, I studied for my license to become a Personal Trainer. I have experience working at gyms such as 24 Hour Fitness, Golds Gym, Planet Fitness, and many independent gyms.
I run my own business now and I am a mobile Personal Trainer using everything around us like the park. I specialize in Plyometrics and body weight exercises but am not limited to using equipment such as barbells and pull bars.
I enjoy training others. It's my passion. I love my job and I don't mind what other people say about me. What matters is that I see others happy and exercising to meet their goals.
So let's do this.
Squat down to the core of Earth and press up to Sky! Learn how to squat and press using a Jug.
Let's start by using a simple jug filled with you choice of filling. Learn the basics of a curl.
No Squats, just pressing. Work those Deltoids (shoulders) to complement a strong upper body.
Raise your jugs! To the side that is. Work the side Deltoids.
Nothing more exciting than leg day am I right? Get ready to feel a burn!
A towel isn't just good for wiping off the sweat, but it's great for working out! Get a sample of using a towel as a workout object.
Who doesn't love bears and hugs. How about getting hug by a bear!? I recommend you don't do that by the way. Instead bear hug your jug!
You finished the first section! Good job.
Use a bag, use a purse, be creative!
More bags to use as an exercise tool.
Fished with the bags, but now with the life long learning experience.
Having your card declined is never good. But doing decline push ups are great.
You won't be actually climbing mountains, but if you wanted to, hey that's up to you.
Not the edible dip but an exercise dip. Taste the workout.
Tuck in like a Turtle, extend like a snake.
Take a seat, but only for a second.
Is it windy in here or is it just you.
As if 2 legs didn't hurt enough, let's try one leg.
Yummy crossovers. Learn how to do twists and crossovers with a melon.
Squat and press those melons like it's no ones business.
You drop it, you either get knocked out or your head turns into a fruit salad.
It's not a cleaner for the floor.
Ready to love your melon?
This would make a great drink.
Your melon will look squeaky clean.
Towel and melon go hand in hand with the single arm curl.
Make sure to even out those arms with the tricep extensions.
Add slabs of meat on your forearms or make them more toned.
Having a wall and a ball will create a great exercise.
A really hard workout using your arms and core together.
By using height differences, you create a more complex workout for your whole body.
Just like all the twists you've learned, this time with a ball instead of a melon.
Work on those powerful legs with this leg squeeze.
Another great core workout you can do anywhere.
Throwing a ball and running is fantastic cardio. Make sure you have enough room to do it.
Synergistic movements like this leg raise to shoulder raise is a great compound workout.
Enjoy being a kid again by slamming the ball and catching it.
Your digits need exercising too so don't forget your fingers.
Increase your grip with rubber bands.
Work you're whole hand from palm to fingers.
Put your old, or even currently being used backpack to even better use! The backpack curls are here.
Now double the fun! Destroy both arms at the same time!
Show your strength by doing push ups with objects in your backpack. Show them who's boss. Hint, it's you.
Watch your head. It'll get you.
One of my favorites. Strap yourself in and start feeling like you're in a military boot camp, or just hiking.
Those bears just can't get enough of you. Hug and love your workout.
Why did the backpack cross the road? To work on your abs.
Now that you have some ideas of using your backpack. Continue that journey of being creative.
Spray bottles are great for forearms. Just try not to waste an liquid if you're in a place that is in a drought.
Oh the things you can use. Example, this push broom. Use it wisely and it can turn out to be a very effective workout for your entire body. Give it a go. Don't "sweep" away the idea heheh, get it!?....hurry and go workout...
Christopher is a Certified Personal Trainer and has been training clients for over 10 years. Specializing in Plyometrics and body weight exercises. He started out with no gym equipment or membership at all. Instead he started lifting weights using a 2 liter empty bottle filled with coins. He is also familiar with weight machines and gadgets but his true passion is educating people about the ease of using objects in or around the area.