Need some inspiration to reach your 2021 fitness goals?
You don’t need to splurge on expensive gym memberships, top of the range equipment, or hot new trends to get into shape, everything you need to build your muscles and work on your fitness is available right in your home!
Here are our favourite sweat-inducing workouts for you to try from the comfort of your own home.
It’s amazing the things you find online!
YouTube has become quite a resource for fitness fanatics around the world.
The best part about YouTube is that even when it’s cold, raining, and miserable outside, you have no excuse to skip the workout.
No matter whether you’re looking to tone up, get your cardio in, or channel your inner zen with some yoga, YouTube really has it all.
From workouts for beginners to complex moves for the most advanced athletes out there, you’re bound to find a form of exercise that’ll challenge you and keep you reaching new heights.
Yep, you read that right.
Okay, so maybe not all video games will work for this one, but there’s a range of fitness-based games that will get you moving, sweating, and forgetting that you’re even in the midst of a great workout.
This form of exercise is especially great if you have little ones who you want to encourage away from the couch. Look for games based on dancing, running, or anything that’ll have you putting down the controller and raising the heart rate.
Want to focus more on strength training than cardio?
Before you stock up on heavy equipment, have a quick peek inside your pantry.
Anything heavy, like a sack of potatoes, or a full container of washing detergent can easily be used to add a little resistance to your workout.
A full carton of milk in each hand while you lunge, and you’ve got a great weighted glute exercise.
Aiming for bulging biceps?
A heavy book in each hand can help get you those gains.
Make sure you’re using best practice when attempting any resistance exercises, check your form, don’t lift too heavy, and when in doubt, ask someone in the know to show you the best way.
Injuries can happen easily - so safety first!
Pilates And Yoga
The best thing about utilising yoga and pilates is that it’s easy, cheap, and all fitness levels can benefit from the practice. All you need is a mat and you’re good to go!
Not only is it easy to do yoga from home, but it also has benefits that extend past just physical fitness.
It can help you reduce anxiety, lower stress levels, and the breathwork and control involved helps your circulation process - which, in turn, leads to a healthier and stronger immune system.
Finding time in your daily routine (especially if you’re working from home!) to practice yoga or pilates will strengthen your core, your balance, and your focus - making it our personal favourite way to work out from home.