Get the most out of exercising at home!
Say goodbye to expensive busy gyms + get yourself exercising from the comfort of your own home! I personally love the flexibility + ease of a home workout. Here are my 5 top tips to getting the most out of it + creating good + lasting habits!
🙌🏻 Make a plan - look at the week ahead + plan the dates + times when you will exercise. Treat your workout exactly like a meeting or an appointment that can’t be missed. Consider the time of day that you feel the most energised, then ring-fence this slot! It will soon become your 'me' time + part of your routine.
🙌🏻 Make space – we don’t all have the luxury of a home gym, but dedicate a small area you can set up your mat + any equipment you might use. You really don't need a huge amount of space. It will become your little sanctuary where you are able to focus on you!
🙌🏻 Bite size chunks – be realistic with the time you can dedicate. If we set the bar too high we are likely to fall short. Rather than doing an hour kick butt session, break it into smaller chunks. Studies show that just 12 minutes of intense activity is enough to significantly change the biomarkers of metabolic health in people's blood. These metabolites can act as indicators of cardio metabolic, cardiovascular + long-term health, suggesting that even a short hit of activity is enough to benefit some of the body's key biological processes. FITNESS BITES are exactly that.....bitesize workouts that will guide you, motivate you + keep you accountable.
🙌🏻 Mix it up! Both to keep you motivated + target different muscle groups, its great to add variety to your training as well as enjoying fresh air + vitamin D. I personally love all sorts of expressions of movement from walking my dog, running, skipping to strength training. We all know variety is the spice of life!
🙌🏻 Get the right kit – you certainly don’t need to spend a huge amount of money on equipment, but there are a few key pieces I would recommend. A mat, set of mini resistance bands + a pair of light dumb bells (i.e 2kg) to get you started. If you are following an online workout it's a good idea to make sure you can prop your phone or get your TV connected - the less resistance there is, the more you can focus on your fitness!
If you would like to chat more about equipment or setting up at home, I am happy to help!