It’s that time of year when fitness regimes tend to go out the window. The long, cold nights and knowledge that summer is still so far away mean that motivation tends to reach its lowest ebb. Dragging yourself out of the house can be tricky, so why not try some workouts that don’t involve you leaving the comfort of your own home? Here are a few ideas for some home fitness regimes you can try out to keep you going until spring finally comes round again.
A gym membership soon becomes expensive, especially if you don’t go on a regular basis. Though home fitness equipment can seem like a big investment as well, it soon pays off if you use it regularly enough. You can also get some things which are cheaper as well like a set of dumbbells, gym balls and a skipping rope. If you have a spare room, turn it into a home gym. Before you know it, you’ll be tearing up your gym membership card!
There are so many different fitness DVDs out there these days, so you can sample a few and find out the one that best suits you. Whether you are looking for something that is cardio based or are trying to build muscle, you usually find that exercising while following someone else gives you that added burst of motivation. Not only this, it’s another cost effective way of working out.
Many people attend yoga classes, but this is also something you can practice at home. If you’re a complete beginner, you may want to go to a few classes beforehand so you don’t cause yourself any damage. Most classes don’t require a membership so you can go along to pick up the basics and continue from home. With so many books and DVDs available, the only equipment you will need is a mat. Yoga makes such a big difference to your fitness levels and flexibility. It’s a good idea to get into a routine, so try to build your practice into your day at a specific time.
Like so many other things, fitness has now moved online. Similar to fitness DVDs, these guide you through various workouts. The main advantage is that these can be updated on a regular basis, while DVDs take you through the same exercises again and again. Before following a particular trainer, make sure to check their credentials and read the reviews they have received.
Your Own Body
There are so many exercises that you can do from home without spending a penny. Just some examples include sit ups, push ups, crunches, lunges and squats. These bodyweight exercises are so straightforward and you don’t necessarily need to add any additional weights. Make sure to check what the best techniques are before starting, and don’t overexert yourself too quickly. You can then build up the number of reps over time to improve your fitness, muscle definition or anything else you are focusing on.