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Sometimes it not that easy to get to the gym: work gets in the way, you have family commitments among many other reasons. You could workout at home.
While this may sound daunting, or perhaps you don’t think you have the equipment you would find in your usual gym. But there are ways you can carry out a full-body workout with minimal, or even no equipment at all!
Workout at Home
There are a whole host of apps available to give you workouts that you can use both in the gym and at home. Some you can use without any equipment! There are full-body workouts and quick morning exercises you can do. YouTube and other online video sites have hundreds of workout videos you can follow along with at home from the comfort of your living room. There are even some live workout sessions.
If you prefer using equipment there are some great Home Gym Equipment you can buy and have delivered to your house so you don’t even have to go out.
Most people have something at home, in the garage or loft that you can keep fit with;
- Yoga Mat,
- Swiss Ball,
- Resistance Bands,
- Pull-up Bar,
- Skipping Rope and other items.
If not, you can improvise: Fill up a large bottle with water and use it for weight-training; a simple chair can be used for Tricep Dips or Push-Ups, your stairs at home can be utilised for Step-Ups.
Keep the Kids Fit
Joe Wicks, better known as The Body Coach has a whole host of workout videos on his YouTube Channel, most of which can be done at home or in your garden.
At the moment, he is also doing some live workout videos which are more targeted at children, but the whole family can get involved;
‘Starting Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday I’m going to do a live workout called PE with Joe on my Youtube Channel, TheBodyCoachTV.’
‘It’s a 30-minute session for little kids right up to secondary school to get involved and have fun. We’re going to be doing loads of basic exercises, you don’t need a lot of room.’
Check out the channel here: https://youtu.be/K6r99N3kXME
Relax and Unwind
If you’re into Yoga, Pilates or Meditation you will find apps and videos for that too. You can do it on the carpet or use a Yoga Mat.
Get Some Fresh Air
f you’d rather get out in the open, take a walk to your local park and do some Bodyweight exercises on the grass.
There are lots of exercises and variations you can do to workout at home or in the park without any gym equipment;
- Mountain Climbers
- Jumping Jacks
- Wall Sits
Try this workout below. As you improve, decrease the rest time in between sets, then add sets:
I know it’s not always that easy to get motivated to workout at home, but it is certainly possible. The trick is to get into a routine: either get up half-an-hour earlier before work or do a workout before you sit down to watch TV. write out a workout program and add the schedule to your calendar and make it part of your regular day.