Let’s face it the weather this winter hasn’t exactly been mild. This can make one’s motivation to get to the gym slim to none. If you are looking for an alternate solution or just need to get back into the swing of things without investing in a gym membership, at home workouts may be a good solution for you! Here are a few examples of workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home, on your own time:
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
High-Intensity Interval Training is an effective way to burn fat, increase your metabolism, and tone. Most of these workouts involve 20-30 minutes of high-intensity training that will leave you feeling like you just worked out for two hours! At home, you can complete these workouts on your own schedule. Check out Fit Body Buzz for some ideas. Another way to get on a High-Intensity Interval Training regimen is to use an app such as Sweat: Kayla Itsines Fitness or Seconds Interval Timer Tabata.
Body Weight Circuits
If you are working out by spending your time on a treadmill in your basement, you may be selling yourself short. Body weight circuits burn more calories and will keep your body burning calories for hours after your work out. According to Nerd Fitness, after a healthy warm up, a beginner bodyweight circuit can be:
- 20 bodyweight squats
- 10 push ups
- 20 walking lunges – 10 each leg
- 10 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug or another weight)
- 15-second plank
- 30 jumping jacks
You can repeat this circuit as many times as you would like or are able. As you gain a higher fitness level you will be able to complete more difficult circuits for a longer period of time.
Getting into a good workout routine doesn’t have to be something that requires a lot of effort – unless you want it to! Feeling like your search for a new home is tiring you out? Contact me today so we can help you make the process easier.