Can you stay fit at home?
Great question! Yes, you absolutely can stay fit and active at home, you don’t need any fancy equipment and just 20 mins per day is enough to get great results both physically and mentally.
However, If you’re used to adding weights to your workouts but don’t have any at home then get creative! Here are 5 household items you could use instead:
1) cans of soup/ water bottles as hand weights
2) big bottle of laundry liquid/ screen was as a kettlebell
3) chair or small coffee table for tricep dips/pull-ups and step-ups
4)rucksack or plastic carrier full of books as a heavier weight for deadlifts/rows etc
5) large beach towel folded over for a yoga/stretching mat.
The most important thing about working out at home is to enjoy yourself! Move your body in whatever way feels good to you and have fun!
For me Interval training is a fast and effective way to train that I love, the intense effort that you put in, in short bursts means you’re body works hard to recover and this will increase your cardiovascular strength as well as a giving prolonged calorie burn for 24 hours following the session. The best part is you’ll have a surge of endorphins (the happy hormone) that will leave you feeling happy and energised for the day ahead!
5 reasons to get moving at home:
1) wearing (or not wearing) whatever you want! Yoga Leggs for me always!
2) choosing your own music to work out to, and no headphones needed
3) An impromptu dance party around the room in your rest break
4) being able to lay on the floor in a puddle of sweat with nobody to judge you! (Except perhaps the cat)
5) No queue for the shower, and so close to the kitchen for post-workout snacks!
So here is a simple workout that you can perform at home, with the option to add weight if you’d like
Perform each exercise for 45 seconds taking a 15-second break before the next exercise. Repeat all 7 moves 3 times through.
1) high knees (jogging very quickly on the spot)
2) jumping jacks
3) squats (add weight if you’d like)
4) push-ups (full body or from your knees)
6) shoulder taps
7) full sit-ups (add weight above the head if you’d like)
Or 1-1 virtual sessions are also available with myself