We’re all looking for ways to save money and rethinking that gym membership that you may have not made the most of could be a start. It’s time to build strength at home and save on your gym membership in the long run. Start with these three simple moves* that each require one piece of exercise equipment and no gym membership!

 

BALANCE PUSH-UP

(with a stability ball)

Take your push-ups to the next level, combining balance and bodyweight for a core-building, back-strengthening workout. Lie face-down on a stability ball, with your hands and feet touching the ground and your tummy on top of the ball. Now ‘walk’ your hands out until your shins are resting on the ball and your torso is in a plank (flat push-up) position. Lower your upper body towards the ground, and complete a push-up.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

 

 

STATIONARY LUNGE

(with a set of dumb-bells)
Build your leg strength with this powerful move. Stand, holding a dumb-bell in each hand, with your feet shoulder-width apart. Take a big step forward with your left foot, keeping your back straight. Lower your hips and shoulders, until your left thigh is parallel to the floor. Don’t let your right knee touch the floor. Return to an upright position, and repeat with your right foot.
Do 3 sets of 12 reps.

 

 

KETTLEBELL SWING

(with a kettlebell)
Swing that Russian handbag, and build strength in your hips and lower back. Start with your feet positioned wider than shoulder-width apart. Lift the kettlebell in both hands, and send your hips backwards into a standing position. Bend your knees slightly and, using your lower back and hips, swing the kettlebell forward, then push it backward through your legs. Swing forward again until your arms are parallel to the floor.
Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

 

WORK YOUR FINGERS WITH THE RCS SELF-SERVICE PORTAL!

While you break a sweat at home, you can also check your RCS account balance or make a payment via the RCS Self-service portal. Visit the portal here or download the RCS Store Card App (available for download at selected app stores).

*Consult your physician before attempting any new exercise or fitness program.