The gym can be a scary and hectic place in January. New Year’s Resolutions related to fitness and weight loss are extremely common, and many people kick-start these goals by joining a gym at the start of the year.
Moreover, gyms often offer deals in January, such as free trials or zero sign-up fees, causing even more people to flock to the gym.
While it can be a great idea to jump on the bandwagon and join a gym in January, there are lots of ways to hit your fitness goals outside the gym, even in the cold weather.
If you’re struggling with extra weight in the abdominal region and have put “killer abs” on your annual to-do list, here are some ways to achieve your goals without ever hitting the gym.
Abdominal Exercises You Can Do At Home
There’s no need to brave the crowds or shell out money for a gym. You can get a “six pack” at home with a little open space, some creativity, and a few simple tools.
Some workout essentials to have on hand include:
- Stability ball
- Medicine ball
- Yoga mat
There are endless resources available for getting flat abs at home–and very few of them involve crunches. Here are some to try this year!
Six-Week Ab Routine: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/get-rock-solid-abs
Eight Ab Exercises: http://www.active.com/a3_articles/dad1a018-cdb6-4e8a-9a6b-de020e11b2b9/1?page=1
Ten Best Ab Workouts: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/abs/exercises/top-10-abs-exercises/
Always Add Cardio
Cardio is essential to getting the flat stomach and sexy abs you’re working for. Cardio exercise burns fat and allows the stomach muscles to show through, preventing the tummy area from looking soft and doughy.
Cardio doesn’t have to be boring! Swimming, cycling, dancing, and fitness classes are all great ways to get in shape and lose weight. There are some great fitness DVD programs out there that center on cardio for amazing abs.
Unfortunately, abdominal workouts and cardio can’t resolve all problems in the tummy area. If you suffer from loose, sagging skin or separated stomach muscles following pregnancy or extreme weight loss, you may need a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to resolve these issues.
Our NY plastic and cosmetic surgeons can create a sleek, sexy, silhouette with tummy tuck procedures in our Long Island and New York City abdominoplasty centers. Call us to schedule your free consultation today.
*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.