Going to the gym can sometimes feel more of a chore than a stress reliever. After all, not only do you have to grapple with the often expensive membership fee, you’ll also need to deal with the crowd and jostle for exercise machines. Plus, you’ll have to tote around your toiletries and other gym essentials, and all these can feel like the last thing you’ll want to go through after a long day.
If that description sounds familiar to you, then perhaps calisthenics is the way for you. But before you go “cali-what?”, we’re here to give you the lowdown on the fuss-free workout option.
In its simplest form, calisthenics are exercises that make use of gravity and your body weight. Depending on the nature of and the number of exercises and sets you do, calisthenics trains your fitness level in terms of your strength and endurance. Best of all: Calisthenics can be done in the comfort of your own home and most exercises require little to no equipment.
Convinced yet? From planks and push-ups to burpees and rope jumping, here are 13 moves to start burning fats.