When you have a family and work, it can be hard to fit in time to exercise. It can be even harder to get out of the house to exercise. It would be amazing if all gyms were fantastically equipped, had creches to use and were a bargain price, then it might make things easier. Sadly, this is rarely the case. So if you do want to get fit, one of the best ways to do it is by exercising at home. The benefits are that you can do all of the following without leaving the house. You can blast your music as loud as you’d like or even do them while without having to miss your favorite TV show. So here are some ideas for workouts at home. You don’t need too much equipment to make it happen.
We are so lucky to have the internet at our fingertips. Literally at our fingertips. You can find so many different workouts online, such as places like YouTube. It is great that you can use your smartphone to watch them or use a tablet. Then you can do the exercises in any room in the house; even the garden. You can even get online personal training classes. So if you need a bit more accountability when you exercise, then that is a good idea to look into.
Depending on your exercise goals, there are plenty of options for you. If you want to shred or just build up your cardio, you can get away with cardio and bodyweight exercises. If you want to bulk up, then one of the best ways would be to get a few small bits of equipment. You don’t need much to really make a difference. Some adjustable free weights are a good idea. Then you just need some weight plates, rather than all different sizes of dumbbells. When you’re storing it at home, you don’t want it all to take over. Something like parallettes or a pull-up bar are great ideas too. They can be easily stored away as they are pretty small. Getting an exercise mat and a skipping rope might be a good idea for warm ups and cool downs.
If you have stairs, then they can be put to good use for exercise. Not only will stepping up and down the stairs get your heart rate up, but it will strengthen and tone your legs. You can start off slowly stepping up and down the stairs. Then you could pick up the pace a little and try jogging up and down them. If you don’t have stairs, then you could do step ups with your dining room chairs. That will certainly get you feeling the burn in your legs.
So walking isn’t exactly an activity that you can do at home. But being able to get out and about makes a good change. You could change it to jogging or running if that is more your thing. You could take the kids, stroller or pet dog out with you too.