There are many reasons why people don’t work out at a gym. They be nervous, lacking time in their day, they might not like the atmosphere or just don’t have one that’s local enough or convenient for them to use. What’s great for these people is that the past year has seen a dramatic increase in the types of online workouts that people can enjoy at home. Depending on your budget and the equipment you are able to purchase, you can choose almost anything, from strength training and HIIT classes to spin, rowing, running and yoga. The list goes on and on and the sheer variety is fantastic for helping to inspire people to start working out at home.
This being said, it can be all too easy to make excuses when at home to not do the workout. Here are some top tips for working out at home to keep you on track and motivated to achieve your fitness goals.
Try to create a dedicated workout space.
For many types of workouts, you can get away without a lot of space, you’ll just need the area that an exercise mat takes up. However, it can be pretty annoying if you keep bumping your arms into the overhead hanging light or banging your knee on the coffee table. You won’t enjoy your workout and you won’t be so keen to do another one. So, clear a space and try and keep it clear so it’s prepared and ready for you to start your workout easily each day.
Free yourself from distractions.
You’ll have more focus on what you’re doing if the dog and the cat aren’t running in and out the room or somebody else isn’t butting in trying to get your attention. Your workout is your “you” time. Try to shut the door on everything else, even metaphorically speaking. Get in the zone and feel the mental benefits of your workout.
Routine is key.
It’s all too easy when you’re working out at home to say you’ll do it after breakfast, then after lunch, then just before dinner, and then not at all. Try and set yourself a schedule that fits well with your daily routine and feels good with your natural energy levels. Working out at the same time every day will get your body into good habits. Before you know it, you’ll go from persuading yourself to do your workout, to persuading yourself that maybe you should have a day off.
Know your stuff.
It can be incredibly annoying if you just can’t work out what it is you’re actually meant to be doing. Not only frustrating, but you also won’t get the full physical benefits of the workout. This is where your personal trainer comes in. Learn your moves from the best, in person, at home. Perfect your technique and learn how to push yourself to your limits. You’ll take this knowledge with you into your other home workouts, maximising your gains and minimising your risk of injury.
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Written by Becky Barrett.
Becky Barrett is an international talent manager and personal fitness coach with over 15 years’ professional experience and a 1st class Honours degree in Business & Law.
Driven by her unique values of compassion and a holistic approach to talent management, Becky has devised an innovative solution to take on the fitness industry with a brand-new personal fitness concept that aims to inspire and boost ‘new normal’ approaches to exercise routines.
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