Driftwood for box jumps and a Palapa for pull-ups

When it comes down to it, there are few excuses not to work out.

I live in a really remote area where there isn’t a gym or any workout facility around… the closest is 35 minutes away. If I had a gym close to me I would use it, but I don’t. In my desire to stay healthy I decided that not having equipment or a workout facility is no excuse.

I started by running around where I live, but I felt like running wasn’t enough because I also wanted to build muscle. I watched some videos about working out without equipment but they were still showing things that you can only find in a city. So I decided to start looking for replacements, and found things that could function the same way. These things would let me do a simple but effective workout.

I started using a horizontal palapa support to do pull ups and a huge piece of driftwood to do box jumps. I use a bent over coconut tree to do inclined exercises like downward facing mountain climbers. I play catch with a coconut instead of a ball. I swim in the ocean and run on the sand.

I do what I can with what I have, which is pretty much nothing. So if you want to keep yourself healthy but don’t have gym access, that’s no excuse to work out. No matter where you are or what you have you should be able to find a way to stay fit.