Home workouts have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and not just because of the pandemic. With so many at-home programmes available through our digital devices and gym equipment being ready to purchase for use in the home, it is easier than ever to begin working out at home. Since it is cheaper and easier than attending a local gym, why not consider switching your fitness regime from in-gym to at-home? Thanks to Wellbeing365 we have 5 simple at-home workouts that will help get you started!
Working from home offers the benefits of:
- Being cheaper than a gym membership
- Providing a safe space for beginners to build a workout routine
- Complimenting a healthy routine
- Contributing to weight loss and fitness goals
Five at-home workouts
Squats are a really simple workout that you can easily incorporate into any at-home workout routine. If you wish, you can add a weight to this exercise to increase the intensity. For beginners, we recommend starting y squatting your body weight to improve your form before challenging yourself with additional weights. You may wish to complete a squat by standing on a yoga or gym mat, however a hard, flat floor is just as suitable for this movement. The exercise is great for your leg’s muscles and, if done correctly, you will feel the muscles in your hamstrings and glutes working.
For good form whilst completing a squat, ensure your feet are hip-width apart and you are not arching your back as you bend your knees.
Many people are nervous to attempt a push-up, particularly as a beginner. Although it may seem difficult you can attempt a modified version of this workout until you feel comfortable enough to complete a full-body push up. At home, grab your yoga mat or workout mat and find a space on the floor where you can complete a push up on your knees. This will target your upper body, building strength in those muscles. To begin, attempt 5 reps and increase these as your fitness levels improve.
The dreaded ab workouts! At home, these are simple and can be completed easily on a mat or comfortable rug. They don’t have to be scary and make a great finisher to any at-home routine! Even just completing a few reps per set, you are sure to feel the burn. Alongside a healthy, balanced diet, you may begin to notice the benefits of crunches in your stomach area, burning fat and losing weight.
You may be thinking, cardio at home won’t be so easy. Without the use of a treadmill or bike, it’s time to get imaginative. Thinking of new ways to increase your heart rate. One effective workout which you can do with minimal space is jumping jacks! By standing in a space within your home you can complete a set of jumping jacks for a great form of cardio. If you feel up for it, repeat the workout more than once, completing 2 or 3 sets of jumping jacks.
High Knees Jog
For another simple yet effective cardio workout at home, a high knees jog is ideal! Bring your knees as high as you can whilst jogging on the spot to increase your heart rate, getting your blood pumping, and burn calories.