If you find yourself deciding that you don’t want to go to the gym because it is too much of an effort to go all the way there and back – you need to rethink your priorities. Sure, you might have picked a gym that is a bit too far away for your needs, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting a quick 30-minute workout. Just do it at home!
Here’s what you need to know.
When you have your own gym equipment there really is no excuse for not getting a regular workout in. It’s convenient, it’s easy and often, home gym equipment is lightweight and can be folded up and stored when not in use. If you were thinking about relaxing and watching TV for a bit, why not do that while you peddle on an exercise bike (here are some of the best exercise bikes on the market). You don’t have to have a race or get really hot and sweaty—just adding a bit of extra movement to your routine will bring you all the benefits you need.
Simple Body Weight Exercises
You don’t even need to have any equipment at home to get a quick workout into your day. There are all sorts of body weight exercises you could do to create your own circuit at home. Try combining a mixture of burpees, planks, sit-ups, push-ups, and squats to work your body and build your muscles.
Body weight exercises are great because you can get a full workout in without any preparation. Plus you don’t need to time anything, just do sets of reps until your allotted 30 minutes is up or you are feeling done. Working comfortably will also give you the chance to do your very best and really push yourself where you can.
Stretch and Flex
Pilates and yoga have really taken off in recent years and understandably so. Both exercises are calming and focus on building your strength and flexibility without making you feel like you’re going hard at the gym. You might want to go to a few classes before you try these at home, but there are plenty of YouTube videos, books, and apps that are all dedicated to bringing you the best exercises and helping you develop both inner and physical strength.
Both pilates and yoga are also brilliant for you to develop core strength. This is really good if you have back problems or find that you are stuck at a desk for most of the day. It will help you to align your body and stretch out any stresses and strains that build up at work.
Getting a workout into your daily routine doesn’t mean trekking to the gym or killing yourself on a treadmill for an hour. You can actually get a great workout done in the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to use home gym equipment or just do it yourself, any movement that builds your strength or gets you a bit out-of-breath is going to really make a positive difference.
WELL GET ON IT!
Until next time,