Reasons to workout at home

With more of us working and spending time at home, there are so many benefits to getting your workouts in at home too.

  • It saves time. Home based routines can be a really easy and convenient way of fitting exercise into your lifestyle without hitting the gym… We’re all time poor these days and in the current climate its more important than ever to keep moving. There is no travelling needed, no booking onto over subscribed classes or gyms and no worrying about using equipment after somebody else.

  • The world is your oyster. With so many online options you can choose what’s right for you to keep you motivated. If you are up for trying something new now is the time…trying something at home and see if its for you and do you feel the benefits. Or you might have something specific in mind you want to focus on? So many options for different types of exercise right at your fingertips!

  • Workout anytime. You can exercise on your own schedule. With restrictions still likely to be in place for some time, it’s so much easier for you to decide when you want to workout and when you can fit it in, not trying to book into a gym with a whole host of other members.

  • Privacy. No-one is watching (except maybe the dog) but It’s just you, in the living room or the kitchen getting it done. No need to feel self-conscious, you can let yourself go and just relax with it.

  • Go at your own pace. There’s no pressure to keep up with those around you or push yourself beyond what’s right for your body. Just full focus on you and your goals

Once you’ve made the decision to workout from home, the first step is to find a place where you can exercise comfortably. Enough space for you to move your arms legs freely, nothing that you’re worried about knocking over or bumping into and ideally some ventilation. Weather permitting get outside if you have the space.

There’s no need to invest in load of expensive equipment but if you do want to purchase a few bits, here’s a checklist that you may find useful (as well as a household substitute!)