When you want to save money and you’re stuck at home, but still want to workout, the best option is starting a home workout routine.
Nobody says that you have to be a member of a gym in order to stay fit. You can do it exactly in your living room if you wish, or even build a garage gym or turn a spare room into a home gym. So, if you want to stay fit while staying at home, here is how you can achieve it.
1. Find a Designated Fitness Space
Even though you’re not going to the gym, it doesn’t mean you can’t have your own mini gym at home. This is a good idea since you don’t want all of your gear to be lying around the entire house and create a mess, clutter, and potential tripping hazard.
So, before you start getting the gear, think about what space you can use for your workout. It can be a spare room if you have one, you can set it up in the garage if the conditions allow it or even set it up in your backyard. The choice is yours, just make sure you have enough space for all the equipment to be stored and that you have enough legroom to perform your exercises.
2. Get the Gear
Before you start spiraling about the amount of money you think you have to spend on your at-home gym, take a deep breath and take it easy. Yes, equipment costs, but if you know exactly what you need, you can spend way less than you’d expect. If you’re a beginner, it’s probably best to invest in a smaller set of dumbbells and resistance bands.
However, if you want to work on your cardio more, consider a stationary bike or a treadmill if you have the room for them. Also, if you’d like something more intense and want to throw some punches you can look into tools for boxing at home, and work both on your cardio and strength. Just think about the type of training you need and would like, and plan your equipment accordingly. Plus, you can always find second-hand weights at a much more affordable price.
3. Make a Workout Plan
In order to work on your entire body properly, you should establish a workout plan.
You can have 3 exercise sessions a week to start off with, and make sure that you dedicate each segment of training to a specific part of your body. No need to over complicate things. One day can be for your upper-body strength, one for cardio, and for lower-body strength.
The choice is yours, but don’t forget that every workout should have a warm-up, some stretching/cool down in order to avoid any injuries.
4. Establish a Schedule
When going to the gym at a specific time of day, it’s easy to respect the schedule and never miss a session. However, when working out at home, it’s easy to get a bit lazy and constantly reschedule your workouts or simply postpone them. So, if you make a schedule and even put it in your calendar, it will be a bit easier to stick to your workout routine.
Decide on the days of the week beforehand to dedicate to exercising and pick the time and set it. It can be as simple as a 30-minute workout at first, but then you can move on to an hour a day.
5. Stream Online Workouts
If you find it hard to work out alone, you can easily find many online workouts that have pre-recorded and live streams in groups. This way, you won’t be alone and it would be easier to follow the schedule. Also, you can download some apps to help you track your progress and goals and keep you motivated to work out more regularly.
As you can see you don’t have to go to an expensive gym in order to work on your fitness. You can easily set up a small workout corner right at home and stay motivated and fit almost every day!