For many individuals, including some loyal members of our fitness centers in South Jersey, going to the gym is not an option lately. Whether it be financially taxing or more related to health concerns, we fully understand your reasons. However, we have been and will continue to encourage everyone, members or not, to keep up on their exercise while remaining safe and healthy. Today, we’re going to discuss one of the most accessible cardio exercises, walking, and why you should incorporate it into your daily routine ASAP.

No Breaking the Bank

One of the most notable perks to using walking as your daily cardio exercise is how inexpensive it is. As long as you have some decent sneakers and comfy clothes to go with them, you can go for a walk. With the financial toll that the pandemic and its resulting economic crisis have caused many people, we think exercises that cost next to nothing are the best bet for everyone. 

Doable Anywhere

Walking is an inevitable part of daily life, making it easy to incorporate into your routine at any point. Walking to the local restaurant to pick up take-out rather than order delivery or using work breaks to go up-and-down the stairs are great ways to incorporate a more moderate level exercise into your regular walking routine. It feels a lot more organic than forcing yourself to go running or biking, as it doesn’t alter your energy levels nearly as much.

Easily Modified

Walking is the type of exercise that is never meant to be one-size-fits-all. Your walking routine might look completely different from that of your neighbors, and that’s one of the best perks of it. From adjusting your walking speed to taking on challenging inclines, you can make the most out of your walking workout at your own pace. The video below helps highlight some of the many ways to get the most out of your walking exercise.

Fitness Advice from the Pros

Walking is no less an exercise than running, cycling, or any other cardio activity. Though it is much less intense and therefore requires more time and dedication to achieve visible results, we believe it is a great way to keep moving and fit all year long. We also believe learning from the fitness professionals can help no matter the exercise, so we encourage you to check out our online fitness programs and learn more about the classes we offer!