How to Workout From Home
Many people don’t know how to workout from home, especially during times like this. Woking out from home requires motivation and in order to motivate your self, you should make some changes.
Working from home sitting in front of a tv or computer can be detrimental on your posture and your health. Also, your make-shift home office may not be as ergonomically suited for a good posture. Therefore, if you are working from home in your living room, sitting for long periods of time can put unnecessary pressure on your spine. This is why creating a strategy on how to work from home is crucial for your sanity of mind and body.
Want to get in shape or maintain it without leaving your home? It’s not as hard as you think. You don’t even need a gym or any equipment to get in serious shape. Home workouts can be fun. We recommend online sessions, and many studios livestream workouts straight into your living room.
So, simply follow these simple steps.
Your “How to Workout From” Home Plan
#1 Designate a Space to Workout
You don’t need to have loads of space for this. Especially if you live in a flat or a studio flat. I would say that it’s crucial that the space you designate is clutter free at the time you need it to be. Otherwise, you will be spending time cleaning around during your allocated workout session, and it’s not very motivating.
Whereas, if your space is ready to go, clean and inviting, chances are you will want to get started.
#2 Your Workout Space Must be Distraction-FREE
There are a million things to do while at home, like loading up the dishwasher, cleaning or folding clothes. But it is paramount to cut as many distractions as possible! While it’s so easy to feel that there are other things to do at home, you must ignore them.
Exercise away from any distractions if you can. This includes, the kitchen, your desk and your to-do lists. The bottom line is, distractions will allow you to procrastinate, and focus on the task in hand. In contrast, by staying focused without distractions will help you succeed on completing your workout and feeling fantastic afterwards.
#3 Make it a Routine
When you must rely on self-motivation, a routine is everything! For example, brushing your teeth before bed, or showering before you leave your house creates a habit and a discipline. Fitness success relies on fitness habits. Therefore, when planning on how to workout from home, creating a routine is crucial.
A routine may start with small tasks. For instance, doing 5 push ups before taking a shower every morning. Next week increase it to 10. When it comes to exercises at home, small habit steps can make a massive difference. First, start exercising for 20 minutes 3 times per week. Then, add 10 more minutes, and then add another day. Gradually increasing the duration and frequency until you reach your goals is far-reaching than all at once.
#4 Purchase only the Basics
You don’t need to break the bank on buying fitness equipment. All you need is to invest in the basics to get your sweaty sessions a big kick.
Get yourself a good mat, some resistance bands and some small weights. You’ll be surprised how these simple items can take your workouts to the next level!
BARRE classes, body weight classes, Pilates flow with bands and small weights can challenge eve the most advanced participant. Furthermore, most good functional body weight training and HIIT home classes don’t require any equipment.
#5 Online Motivation Goes a Long Way
Working out from home alone can get really boring, really soon. Sign up for virtual, live or on-demand classes and you will stay motivated and stick to your workouts. Besides, your virtual instructor will push you harder that you would and motivate you to succeed.
Its normal to feel scared, confused during a crisis like the one we are living, but exercise can be a medicine for your body and soul. And staying motivated by watching exercise videos can help you keep your motivation.