How to get fit at home
No time for the gym? Not a fan of fitness classes? Well, no need to worry. It’s easy to get fit in the comfort of your own home! Keeping fit can seem like a bit of a mission, so if you’re struggling, here’s a few easy tips you can incorporate into your everyday life – cos who really needs a gym membership?
Use social media
Most of us spend hours aimlessly scrolling through Instagram so put this time to good use and start following some online fitness coaches and bloggers. Often, they’ll post workout tips and routines on their channels that you can follow. Some of these routines may be home-based – if so, save them and give them a go next time you fancy a stay at home sweat session.
Invest in key equipment
First things first, it’s time to invest in some fitness essentials. Grab yourself a kettle bell or some mid-weight dumbbells. Adding some weight to key exercises such as squats, burpees and lunges will add a new dimension to your workout routine and will challenge you further. A skipping rope is also a worthwhile buy – jump some rope in your garden (or inside if you’re not too clumsy!) for a quick but effective cardio burn. We’d also recommend picking up a few resistance bands – choose a range of resistances and lengths so you can do a variety of workouts. Think kickbacks, shoulder raises, bent over rows, the list is endless.
Clean the house
Good news! You know those dreaded chores you’re probably putting off right now? Well, actually doing them could burn you some serious calories! Cleaning the house and doing chores such as hoovering, dusting and tidying up can burn up to 190 calories per hour! So, don’t ignore that overflowing washing basket! Kill two birds with one stone and tackle a workout as well as your washing.
Make the most of your surroundings
You may think working out at home can be restrictive but, guess what? You’re wrong. See those stairs? Make use of them and do some tricep dips or step ups. How about those dining chairs? Or your outdoor garden furniture? Use them to perform a seated squat – add in dumbbells to challenge yourself when you stand up each rep. And don’t forget about the floor! You don’t need a gym to perform simple yet effective exercises such as sit ups, push ups and the plank.
So, now you’ve got no excuses, which of these easy tips are you going to follow first?! If you’re in need of more fitness and training inspo, head over to our blog where we reveal 7 ways you can up your daily step count and discuss the pros and cons of the pre-workout.