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J is for Jumping

J is for Jumping

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Tina @ Best Body Fitness

    I love love love plyometric type drills for at home workouts. Actually used one this week and it kicked butt. dont need a gym to get a good workout.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I never thought it was possible until I started doing it at home and saw the numbers! You can be fit without a gym!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa, I REALLY wish I didn’t live on the top floor of a condo building. I don’t think jumping at home would go over well with our neighbors below, but it sure would be a great workout. (I actually still have my jump rope from when I lived at ground level and worked out at home) Have a wonderful Friday.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah that wouldn’t be a good idea…But I bet you could do it outside when the weather is decent. In fact, doing it on grass in a park might be better for your knees!

  3. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    LOL “gym freee” ;D. As a gym addict I try to see it from other people’s perspective– those who hate or are afraid of the gym. So with that in mind, I do love jumping rope (hate jumping jacks) but can’t do them too moften… Anything high impact hurts my knees. Mountain climbers or burpees have a similar military feel as jumping jacks and also produce nice gasping noises ;). You are right though that you can get a fine workout doing body weight exercises, and without rest they do work up a sweat!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m a gym rat too! I’d much rather GO somewhere to workout. But in a pinch, body workouts are great! In January I usually workout at home once or twice a week just to avoid the crowds of the Resolutioners. I can do a lot of the body exercises without knee pain–but that’s only if I’m not going through a “knee pain cycle” at the time. Meaning–they don’t usually CAUSE me pain but they can aggravate pain I already have.

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