Learn to use your home as your gym!
No money for a gym membership? No gym nearby? Or as in my case, just too cold to go to the gym? No worries – you don’t need to belong to a gym to get a great workout. Here are some tips for getting a great workout at home.
Workout Videos and DVDs – Check out You Tube, iTunes, your local library or DVD swap websites (such as Swap A DVD or Swap.com) for workout videos or DVDs to try out. This is your chance to try out different types of workouts such has Yoga, Pilates, Ballet and Zumba for free or little cost. My favorite is Hula for an escape to the islands on a cold day.
Exercise Bands – For around $10, you can get an exercise band. Exercise bands are great for adding some resistance training to your workout without investing in weights. You can use it for numerous exercises such as squats, chest presses, tricep extensions and bicep curls. Also, exercise bands are completely portable so it’s great for exercising while traveling or at the office.
Stairs – If you have stairs in your house or building, climbing stairs can provide a great cardio and leg toning workout. Put some music on and start with just a few flights at first and build up to more and more flights. If you don’t have access to stairs, try doing some steps ups on a sturdy box for few minutes.
By working out at home you can work out when it’s convenient for you. Do you have any tips for working out at home?