We’ve all told ourselves lies to justify skipping a workout. But what if exercise was easier, less intimidating and more affordable for people of all fitness levels? Here are eight ways to retire your excuses in 2018 and get around the barriers holding you back.
1. You’re too busy.
Struggling to find an extra hour to get to the gym? Got a busy schedule that doesn’t allow for a full 45-minute fitness class? Get around your timetable issues by working out at home. All you need is a spare 10 to 15 minutes and some sort of exercise machine that burns calories fast and works every part of your body. For example, you can hire a rowing machine from Macrae for just $55 a month!
2. Exercise is too hard.
What if exercise was as easy as flicking on the latest episode of The Bachelor or The Block and comfortably gliding your legs back and forth for just 20 or 30 minutes a day? Would you do it? With a rental elliptical machine from Macrae, you’ll reap benefits like stronger arms, weight loss, improved balance and healthier joints.
3. Your body is weaker than a Grandma’s.
Got aches and pains and cracking joints? Maybe your arm muscles are so weak you struggle to carry your groceries from the car to the kitchen. Whatever excuse you have holding you back, physical fitness is not something you’re stuck with for life. If you wish you had stronger legs, a powerful core and a body that “brings all the boys to the yard”, you can! With a little time, energy and dedication you can improve your fitness levels and achieve your dreams. Why not start by hiring a pulse trainer from Macrae and begin working out while you stand still!
4. You can’t afford a gym membership.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, and you would rather spend your money on a holiday to Bali than be locked into a 12-month contract you probably won’t use. We get it. Gyms have all sorts of disturbing tactics for keeping you locked into things you don’t want. Thankfully, there’s no real reason why you have to join a gym to exercise. For example, you can hire a cross trainer from Macrae and work out at home. Our monthly payments are often even more affordable than a gym membership, and you don’t have to wait your turn to use the equipment.
5. The gym is intimidating.
For a lot of people the hardest part about working out isn’t lifting weights or completing another round of burpees, it’s walking into the gym. The smiling supermodels and incredible hulks are enough to make anyone run for the nearest exit, and that’s totally okay – gyms are not for everyone. You can still work out at home with rental gym equipment and get the same results. Our exercise bikes are a great alternative for beginners.
6. You have tiny, screaming children.
While we all love them more than life itself, supervising your children can often be frustrating and time-consuming. Especially when you’re on a new health kick, and you’re trying to lose the extra kilos you put on at Christmas time. You can’t leave them home alone while you hit the gym, and you’re pretty sure your PT will kick you out if you try to bring them with you. Introducing the home gym from Macrae! You can start your own 12-week program from the comfort of your home, from just $66 a month.
7. You don’t want to meet your one true love unless everything is perfect.
Everyone knows of a couple who met at the gym. Call it love at first bicep or simply attraction to people who are committed to their health. Whatever it is you’re looking for in your perfect partner, you’ll surely find it at the gym. Therefore, you can’t walk in there carrying an extra ten kgs, rocking regrowth and nail polish that’s two months old. The solution? Build your fitness at home until you’re confident enough to meet your Princess or Prince Charming. You can hire a pilates trainer from Macrae for just $66 a month.
8. You’re injured.
“I got a paper cut and didn’t want to get it infected”. Trust us. We’ve heard it all. The good news is that you can still do some light exercises at home while you wait for your injury to heal and try to build your strength back up. Why not try some gentle Hatha yoga or slow it down with a light walk on a rental treadmill machine. The best part? You can still enjoy your favourite Netflix shows and juicy reality TV at the same time.