By Coach Nadia Popova
Going to the gym isn’t the only way to get in a great workout. Working out at home can be just as effective and so much more convenient. While a gym provides a dedicated space, home workouts offer more flexibility and can be more efficient. It all depends on how you use your time and equipment to maximize your effort.
The first thing to realize about Home Workouts is that It’s convenient. You can skip traffic, and you don’t have to leave your house or work out during specific times.
It’s also cost-effective. You don’t have to pay gym membership fees, and there’s no need for fancy or expensive equipment to get a great workout.
What’s an Effective Home Workout?
An effective workout doesn’t have to take a long time or need equipment like heavy-duty weights. Intermittent intervals of working out for 10 minutes at a time, three times a day can be as effective as one 30-minute session.
The important thing is to get started. Here are some ideas:
Find sufficient space to do your workouts. This could be a spot in your bedroom, the den, a patio or even the backyard or front porch. Some of our clients exercise in their backyard, by the pool or in the living room. At a minimum, it should have enough space for a yoga mat and for you to stretch your arms in all directions without hitting anything.
Plan your workouts. Set days and times to exercise, and hold yourself accountable with an alarm or reminder on your smartphone. If you struggle with motivation, team up with local professionals who come to people’s homes like at www.sendmeatrainer.com
Use your body weight. Body weight activities, when used correctly, can be as effective as weight-lifting for building muscle. By modifying your workouts and increasing the intensity or duration over time, you’ll make the most of it. Keep in mind:
- Try planks, lunges, squats, stair-climbing and pushups as great body weight exercises.
- Up the ante of your body weight circuits by increasing the number of repetitions per workout.
- Use proper form to prevent injury. Ask a professional to correct your form or watch a tutorial online before diving into new workouts.
You may not know the correct form for various exercises. This means you could injure yourself, so it’s best to stick to exercises you are already comfortable with or hire a professional that will come to you. Please visit our website for more details or call to request a Free consultation at (760)880-9904.
See you on the way to a better and healthier you!