Fitness at home is possible
The best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require a lot of equipment—or any equipment—besides your own body weight. That’s good news for the many exercisers who may not have weights, kettlebells, resistance bands or other equipment at home, especially after gyms and gyms are closed due to the novel coronavirus (and social distancing is recommended).
Let’s get straight to the point: You can train and get used to it at home using your body weight or simple equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, or sling trainers. Even as you get stronger and healthier, you can improve your workouts and their effects by increasing the number of repetitions or simply slowing down or speeding up your workouts (which, by the way, is easier said than done).
Find the right routine for you
The best routines for the gym are the ones that are flexible to fit your schedule and that you really enjoy. These two factors greatly increase your ability to be consistent with your training. Alignment with your training and execution progress will yield results.
Choose an exercise routine that you know you can stick with throughout. Most training programs are designed for a fixed period of time. For example 8-10 weeks. Just following a routine for 4-5 weeks will not give you the best results. This is something to keep in mind with phased routines, as the workload usually increases as the workout progresses.
Exercise at home can be intense
Exercising at home is pretty much the way of life now, with most gyms across the country still closed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. For those of you who are used to taking fitness classes at the gym or studio, working out at home is a little different. One main reason? When you’re training in a fitness class, you don’t have to worry about the next half hour or the next hour: Your body will only move as your trainer tells it to. This can relieve a lot of your stress and help you focus on your workout.
No matter your fitness level, bodyweight exercises can make exercising at home a challenge. Start with our beginner routines and in just a few months, you’ll be well on your way to advanced routines. Earn your sweat capital today!