Not many of us are inclined to go to the gym day-in and day-out. If you do, then you probably don't need to read further. But hold up, you may be interested in learning how to spice up your workout regimen without having to fork over hundreds of dollars to try out new exercise classes that apparently helped celebrities become a size 2 overnight. Right?
I've learned that I'm one of those people that have to try a little bit of everything because I get bored easily. Since I don't have all the money in the world and must stay within a specific budget, I turn to Groupon and LivingSocial to get my groove on.
Since there aren't any long-term commitments and prices that are so deeply discounted, it's worth trying out whatever your heart desires. If you don't like it, no harm done and you move onto the next.
Here are 4 exercise classes I was able to get via Groupon and LivingSocial for up to 85% off it's retail value:
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The surprising fact is that you start racking up calories burned even before you arrive to your destination. Yes, the hour it takes to pack (or unpack) your bags burns up about 118 calories. Then just the act of traveling (lugging your bags through a busy airport, negotiating the signs in a foreign train station) can burn an average of 117 calories per hour. You can even burn calories while waiting around at the airport! Here's how:
Carry-On Bag Curls. Do curls with your carry-on or purse to tone your biceps, shoulders, back, even your core. It can be a total upper-body toning session. Don't worry if you tire yourself out, you're about to be sedentary on an airplane seat for the next several hours. May as well make the most of your freedom of movement now!
Terminal Lunges. You may look a bit nutty lunging around the terminal, but honestly, who cares? It's not like you are ever going to see these people again. With generally an hour to kill, why sit around and twiddle your thumbs when you could be getting a good leg and butt workout?
Calf Raises. Feel the need to be a little more discrete? I get it. Calf raises are a great way to tone your legs without being too obvious. It's perfect for those long boarding lines. You don't have anything else to do, so why not work out?
Wall Sit. No available seats? Great! Instead of sitting on the disgustingly dirty floor, pretend to take a seat with a wall sit. Push your back up against the wall, step your feet about 2-feet from the wall (the length of your quad muscles), then bend your knees so that your hamstrings are parallel to the ground (as if you're sitting on a chair). Hold this position for as long as you can- which will likely be only about 60 seconds.
2. HOTEL ROOM WORKOUT
There is always some extra time spent doing nothing in your hotel room. Instead of nothing, do some exercises! No, you don't need to go to the gym or even put on appropriate attire. There are exercises you can do in your hotel room… even while watching TV!
By BeckyReeseGuest Blogger
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I can't believe it's almost fall! Living in LA, we lack the four seasons so all I can go by is the really hot heatwave that comes through before we move into fall. With fall coming closer, all I can think about are pumpkins, warm soups and Halloween.
Personally, it brings up such great childhood memories. My mom making pumpkin porridge, entering into my school's annual Jack-o'-lantern contest and of course the highlight, dressing up for Halloween. As we get ready for fall, our DealPros have a thing or two for you to think about.
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The latest news has it that quarterback Brett Favre is coming out of retirement once again to play another season for the Minnesota Vikings. This will be the fourth time the former Atlanta Falcon / Green Bay Packer / New York Jet / Minnesota Viking player has "un-retired."
Favre, however, isn't the first to reverse a decision to retire. Here are some other famous un-retirees:
It's that time of the week again. Time to take a trip down wacky product lane again. Let's talk some golf. No, no--not Tiger Wood's apology and tears session from earlier. No, even better.
Golfing alone holds only a mild interest for me. But golfing while downing some brews, now that sounds like a good day to me. It brings back memories of hitting the green with my frat brothers, disguised kegs in tow, for eighteen holes of the worst golf ever played. The worst, but still the most fun. It was like a real-life Caddyshack twice a year.
Thanks to the makers of the Designated Driver Kool Klub Golf Bag Dispenser, repeating the bad habits of the past are only a few shopping cart clicks away.
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Ever wish you could run up the wall of a building, run across the roof,
jump to the next roof, and just roll onto the ground? Don't lie, I know
you have (I know I certainly have!). The Washington Post recently
posted an article on a 40 year old man who has taken up parkour after watching the opening sequence in Casino Royale.
It got me wondering how one would even begin to learn a sport like this
so I did some research and I'm going to let you know exactly how you
can get started.
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