You might decide to exercise at home for a variety of reasons. These could include a tight schedule, an inability to sweat with fellow gym-goers, or a fear of the smells of other gym-goers. No matter your motivation, there are many ways you can do a full-body work out right in your living room, study, or garage …). These are some ways to get your blood flowing and get your sweat gushing.
HIIT up some intense YouTube workouts
Have you heard of HIIT? High Intensity Interval training has seen great success all over the globe. HIIT sessions can be done in a short time frame, usually between 10-30 minutes. This is great for people who are limited on time. You’ll also burn tons of calories and give your body the fuel it needs to burn more energy long after you finish your workout.
You should do brief bursts high-energy activity followed by a cool-down with low-intensity exercise, or resting. You might try a 30-second burst with maximum intensity cycling followed by a few minutes at a slower pace. This could be repeated for a total of 30 seconds. You could also do a series of exercises such as squats or lunges, followed by a 20-second rest.
You can find some great home-based HIIT programs on YouTube for inspiration. There are many ways to change your workout. You can use everything, from body weight to different levels of equipment.
Get it off
How better to burn that belly fat than to dance? Dance workouts will get your heart rate up, your body moving and your muscles flexing. They also work your core and all four legs. There are many options: you can put on your favorite music and go wild, use an app or website to learn dance moves, or join a class online and make it a social event. Mixing music and movement can increase your motivation to exercise, making you feel great.
Spread it out
Guided yoga sessions are another way to get the most out of all that the internet has to offer. These can be recorded live or prerecorded. Videos can be found on YouTube, YouTube apps, and other dedicated websites. It’s easy to get started with a yoga mat and comfortable clothes. This one is great to do on rest days or low-intensity days. It promotes healthy blood flow, flexibility, and stress reduction. You can also do a home balance ball workout if you want something more intense.
Get your own personal gym equipment
It might be worthwhile to invest in equipment to improve your home workouts. A skipping rope, kettlebell, dumbbells and/or dumbbells, as well as an exercise ball, a set resistance bands and a kettlebell are all good options for those with limited budgets. You might consider buying a crosstrainer, treadmill, stationary bike or treadmill if you have the space and budget. Barbells and squat racks are also options. You can not only get your heart rate up while you ride an exercise bicycle, but you can also watch your favorite TV shows at the same time.
Are you struggling to find time for that important exercise in your busy schedule? Fitness doesn’t require you to wear lycra or lift weights. If you put enough energy and intensity into cleaning the house or gardening, both can be calorie-burning and muscle-building activities. Do deep lunges as you vacuum. Next, do some squats up and down while you wipe the windows. Then switch to a string mop to strengthen your abdominal muscles and make the floors shine. You can also swap out your garden hose to use a watering container and alternate arms to move water around the yard. Raking, digging, mulching, and weeding are all great ways to lose calories and improve your overall health.
Leave the house
Although it’s technically not “at home”, you can’t beat a walk for a great workout that doesn’t depend on the gym. You can walk around the block, along the beach, up a mountain, or through the park. This is one of the easiest exercises you can do.
Walking is a great way to exercise your legs and get fit. You will feel more energetic and positive, as well as reducing your mood. You can choose to be quiet and mindful, or just listen to your favorite music and let the good vibes come.
Whatever you do, make sure you have fun! It’s much easier to stick with an activity that you love.