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    I'd say I'm a relatively active and physically fit person. I horse ride, jog, use a cross trainer and do muscle exercises such as squats, lunges, jacknives and press ups etc. I also use the wii fit for the shadow boxing and set exercises. I'd say I do at least an hour of exercise a day and complete any jogging/ running and muscle exercises about 5 times a week. I'd also say I'm pretty toned.
    However, even though I currently have a part time job, I can't afford the monthly fees at the gym. I'm hoping to go to the gym in September at uni as they offer discounts for students. I also hope to get a job at uni too. Is there anything else I can do to improve my fitness which doesn't require the gym?
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    Try more difficult variations of the bodyweight exercises, and start doing sprint intervals. In preparation for the gym, start reading about proper barbell training.
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    Put a pair of trainers on and go for a run or do sprints. You don't need a gym membership to get out of breath.
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    Yeah, running is one of the best ways to do that. If you can work up to doing 5-10 km consistently (say 2 times a week), you'll be very fit.
    Just find a place nearby you where you can run (ideally a park or something along those lines) and plan routes
 
 
 
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