We’re willing to bet that the biggest thing stopping you from getting a great workout is either not having a gym membership or not wanting to spend the money for one. But that excuse is a play of the past. If you want to get in shape, there’s nothing stopping you from building muscle and burning calories at your desk, at the park or even in your own home. Here are 11 exercises that are easy to learn and even easier to do. All you need is a positive attitude and a chair or a bench.
2. Park Bench Pushup: Try this modified pushup to work your shoulders, chest and back on any sturdy surface. You can even do a few leaning against your couch or desk if you don’t have a park nearby. (via The Almost Vegan)
5. Dr. Oz No Excuse Chair Workout: All you need for this sweat-inducing five-minute workout is a chair or bench and your own body weight. It’s kind of amazing how exhausted you’ll be from just those two things. (via Dr. Oz)
8. 11 Minute Cardio Workout: Yes, you can get in a solid 11 minutes of cardio just by sitting in your chair. It may not break as much of a sweat as a run, but it’ll come pretty close. (via Spark People)
11. Chair Step Ups: This simple exercise is just what it sounds like. It’s a great muscle-builder and cardio workout to try at home, especially if you don’t have access to any hills or stairs nearby. (via PopSugar)
Which one of these workouts are you excited to try? Tell us in the comments below, and feel free to share your favorite moves as well!