Your Cart is Empty

The Best Fitness Machine In The World Is One You Already Own

November 30, 2015 3 min read

Forget all that fancy equipment being hocked on late night infomercials. Forget the treadmill you use to dry your laundry. Forget dumbbells, barbells and weight benches. The most advanced and most effective fitness machine on the planet, is one you already have and probably ignore. That's right, you are the best fitness machine on the planet. Old-fashioned bodyweight exercises are all the rage at the moment and with good reason. Affordable and effective, can you really continue to ignore it? While you may have hated doing endless push-ups and burpees in high school PE class, it is time to embrace them and work them into your routine! Bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere and at any time. Best-selling author of You Are Your Own Gym, Mark Lauren, says "what if I told you that you already have the most advanced fitness machine ever created? Your own body. And what's so great about this fitness machine is that it's always there. It is the one and only thing you are never without." He raises a good point!

Advice and Inspiration

Sacramento-based trainer Allyson Seconds says that "you don't need weights to get strong." She believes that form is the key and encourages all new comers to "do as many reps as you can with good form, then rest. People tend to have a number set in their mind and they do the number whether the form is good or not. If five burpees are done really impeccably, they can be pretty intense, depending on your skill level. When they're done well, move up to 10." INPOST (10) [bctt tweet="The Best Fitness Machine In The World Is One You Already Own "] Jaime Llopis, owner of CrossFit Sacramento, says a great deal of inspiration can be gained by watching Olympic gymnasts. Some of the fittest people on Earth, they can push and pull their own body weight like it is nothing. "If you think about it, gymnasts are some of the fittest athletes on the planet. ... They just train with their body weight. CrossFit took that and added high intensity." A typical CrossFit circuit may include doing something like five pull-ups, followed by 10 push-ups, then 15 squats, repeating the sequence as fast as you can for 20 minutes, pausing to rest when needed. By the time people make to the end, they are gasping and barely able to move. The thing with bodyweight exercises is that there are so many options and so many variations on each move that it can suit both newbies and seasoned fitness pros. HIIT style training works for people at all levels.  Whether you are looking to lose weight or get stronger, there are moves for you.

Get moving

If you'd like to put your stellar fitness machine to work but have absolutely no idea where to start, BodyRock has you covered. Our Beginner Bootcamp Challenge works with this exact principle in mind. The best part, our trainer Edith, will guide you through each workout, offering tips, advice and encouragement, so you never feel lost or overwhelmed. It doesn't matter if you have never worked out a day in your life or have been hitting the gym regularly and are just looking to try something new, this 30-day program has you covered. Start your transformation today and sign up for FREE here! Are a fan of bodyweight exercises? What are your favourite moves? Source: Executive Style

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 479 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 44 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read 2 Comments

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.

We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping (whichever is faster) with our partners at UPS. Once your order has been processed successfully we try to have your shipment prepared within 4-6 business days, and it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse.

We currently DO NOT SHIP to locations outside of the US and Canada. We DO NOT ship to a P.O. Box number.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sometimes delivery can be delayed by circumstances out of our control, like postal & custom delays, back-ordered products or incorrectly entered shipping addresses. If there is a delay at Customs, a representative of UPS may contact you to provide your identification in order to receive your package. Please do this ASAP: Customers will be responsible for any additional shipping fees for failure to provide the required information to release a shipment.

Make sure when checking out and paying for your order that all of your information entered is correct! If you notice a mistake in your address, please try to contact us before your order is processed for shipping to avoid any missed shipments or delays. As soon as we process your order for shipping, you will receive a shipping confirmation email that contains your UPS tracking number. You can head on over to the UPS Website to see where your products are. Note: tracking information may take 1-2 business days to be updated in the UPS system

If you are not home when your package is delivered, BodyRock is NOT responsible if it is stolen. Please contact us if this happens to you and we will provide you with all the information needed to take the next steps.
Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.