Getting ‘fit’ is something that many people talk about and what we see talked about mainstream media consistently. However, it is a common misconception that costs a lot of money to get fit. It is not necessary to spend a ton of money on a gym membership and/or hire a personal trainer. There are plenty of workouts that you can do at home with no or little to no equipment.
How To Workout On Your Own
You can workout on your own in the comfort of your own home, outside your space or anywhere on the go. Here are some tips and types of exercises you can do at home, as well as tips for effectively working out at home.
Tips for working out at home
- Fitness apps
Fitness apps are a wonderful resource for working out at home. You can use apps like 30 Day Fitness to partake in tailored workouts according to your fitness goals. There are many types of exercises and even ‘how-to’s’: here is an example of bicep exercises with dumbbells, perfect to do at home or anywhere you want. Which makes it a lot easier and ensures that you are doing the exercises effectively and safely.
- Commit to a time
Consistency is key to a workout routine so that it becomes a part of your lifestyle. This makes it a lifestyle change rather than a habit that can easily be dropped off. So choose a time that you prefer to workout and stick to it. This makes it a lot easier to go about day-to-day life with having exercising be a standard part of your routine rather than feeling ‘added’.
- Be sure to wear your exercise gear
It may sound strange, but when you wear your exercise gear it is natural to get into the mentality of ‘ok, I’m working out now!’. If you prefer to work out in the morning, it is helpful to roll out of bed and immediately put your exercise clothes on so you are already in the mindset.
Types of exercises you can do at home
- Triceps and bicep exercises
- High Knees
- Jumping rope
Keeping these tips and exercises in mind, you can easily set up your own personal gym at home. This makes it easy to ensure you can get in a workout consistently and eliminate the ‘excuse’ of ‘but I don’t want to go to the gym/the gym is too far/it’s too cold outside.’ ? I’ve used them all until I got my home gym set up!
How to set up your personal gym at home
- Choose your space
Whichever space you have at home, you can work with it! You may be able to set up a personal home gym and keep it functional, or you may need to have a space you keep clutter-free so you have space to work out in it consistently and keep your ‘necessary items’ in a basket.
- Decide whether to incorporate equipment or not
Simple pieces of equipment that don’t take up much space to incorporate into your home gym are: a yoga mat, resistance bands, dumbbells, foam roller, etc.
If you have a little more space, consider getting the DB Method squat machine.
According to Cosmo this thing really works! I was so convinced by their editor’s 30 day challenge, (Like bruh. Look at her before and after pictures!) I went ahead and bought the machine for myself for Christmas. If there is one thing that would make me commit to exercising in the new year, it would be the guarantee that I’d have that perfect peach butt ? by summer. Yes, please!
The initial investment is very small but it yields great results, not only in terms of saving money but also for your health and wellbeing. Turns out that you really can get fit without the gym! So no more excuses, girl, get your burn on!