5 Tips On How To Get Fit At Home

The holiday season is over and we’re starting to consider getting back to fitness. We’ve been indulging lately but now we’re setting ourselves new resolutions to get healthy again. It can be hard getting back into the swing of things when we’ve broken our routines and its cold outside. So, we’ve compiled 5 top tips to help you get fit at home.

Tips to get fit at home

5 Tips On How To Get Fit At Home

If you’re looking to get back to your peak fitness level and want to reach your goals you may want to think about getting fit at home. You may be set on hitting the gym four times a week and start weekly swimming and running sessions. However, there’s nothing worse than trying to join a gym in January when everyone else has had the same idea. We don’t want to go to the gym and spend ages waiting around to use the equipment. Nor do we want to spend a tonne of money on a gym membership that, let’s be honest, we probably won’t make the most of. Especially, during a month when we’re short of cash from Christmas. If you’re thinking of getting back into shape but don’t want to fork out on pricey gym memberships, then why not get fit at home?  

15-minute workouts

We’re living in a modern era, we have social media and information sharing at our fingertips. So, it would be silly not to make the most of it. These days, fitness gurus everywhere are taking advantage of social media and information sharing to increase their reach. And with this comes the chance to access plenty of free, useful and accessible guides to get fit at home. It’s also hard to juggle getting fit again with so many priorities. Therefore the 15-minute workout is such a handy tool for modern men and women.

Next time you find some spare time, why not try a quick fitness video. YouTube is full of handy, quick clips that offer some great workouts that actually work. You can also simply search for a specific thing you want to work on, so you can tailor it to your personal fitness goals. Just get down on your bedroom floor daily, click play and follow the tutorial. It might shock you how quickly you’ll notice a difference just by completing these short workouts on a regular basis. Be warned though, stick to clips from reputable sources. Don’t just hit the floor and do regular sit ups and push ups, these only target specific areas. So, if you’re looking to get more toned, it’s best to find dynamic workouts.

We recommend XHIT Daily and The Body Coach for some really quick and effective daily workouts.

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Yoga videos

A huge part of getting fit is to do with flexibility, core strength and breathing properly. Yoga isn’t just sitting around, breathing deeply and making strange noises. It’s a great way to improve your flexibility and is great for toning up your entire body. This not only benefits you in terms of your fitness, but it’ll also help with other activities you enjoy. It’s also a great way of warming down after exercises such as running. Static stretches can further damage our muscles after a workout, whereas dynamic stretches used in yoga are a gentler and more effective way of warming down after workouts.

Another great thing about yoga videos is that you can tailor them to the amount of spare time you have in the moment. They can also be free, or you can sign up for cheap subscriptions which will tailor your workout specifically to fit your goals and level. There’s also a variety so you can start and tailor yoga videos to you and your progression to keep yourself on the path to getting fit at home.

We recommend Yoga with Adriene’s videos on YouTube, or if you’re a beginner trying out with Jessica Olie’s ‘Let’s Start Yoga’.  

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Make use of household items

You don’t need to splash the pounds on expensive gym memberships of fitness equipment. Instead, make use of everyday objects. Don’t have dumbbells? Try detergent bottles or milk jugs. Don’t have a flashy stair climber? Not surprisingly, use your stairs? No workout bench? Use chairs for tricep dips and ab workouts by laying on the chair and doing leg lifts, scissor kicks and flutter kicks. You can even get that dream booty by laying across a chair and doing effective donkey kicks. With so many household items to get fit at home, who needs a gym membership?

Get into a routine

One of the key parts of getting fit at home is routine. It may sound simple, but if you set yourself a routine, you’re far more likely to stick to your workout goals. Over time, you’ll get so used to it that you’ll feel like something is missing when you skip. A great workout routine would be to wake up, do some dynamic stretches from the comfort of your bed (@letsstartyoga on Instagram often showcases some).  Then you can get up, do a quick 15-minute yoga video or online ab workout. A quick workout first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening can even increase your productivity during the day, as it works out both mind and body to get you set for the day ahead.

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Exercise games

Got children to entertain but serious fitness goals you want to reach? No problem, there are so many brilliant games available that encourage children and adults to get moving. Try Wii Fit with its balance board, this lets you play moving games such as heading footballs, yoga and aerobics. It even lets you record your household chores to see how many calories you can burn just from completing your exercise. Dance Dance Revolution or Just Dance are also great ways to burn a shedload of calories whilst keeping the family entertained.

Most games consoles now offer fitness accessories to help you work out, whilst having fun. With so much variety and in such a fun way, you won’t even realise that you’re completing workouts. If you’re a parent looking to get fit at home without sacrificing family time, these are perfect for you. 

If you’re looking to get fit you might also be interested in our 9 healthy meal prep ideas or you might be interested to find out what to eat before and after a workout.