If you are not in a position to own a gym membership or take exercise classes, you probably work out at home. However, it can be tricky to find the motivation to stick to your training program when you know there’s laundry to be done or dinner to cook, or even just another episode of your favorite Netflix show waiting for you. Follow these top tips to say goodbye to distractions and work out successfully at home.
Schedule a Time
Calendar your at-home workouts into your day, as though it’s a class you’ve signed up for. This creates accountability. If you have a phone reminder that you need to work out between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., you’re much more likely to do it, rather than having a vague sense that you’ll work out “at some point today”.
Find Workout Videos You Enjoy
Use Instagram routines, apps, and of course, YouTube videos to help guide you through your workout. Find content creators that speak to you and ‘shop around’ for routines that work for you.
Dress for the Gym
10 minutes before you’re due to begin, dress in your gym clothes so you feel prepared for your session. Clear a space for your mat and pop your favorite work out playlist on. In other words, create a mini gym in your home and don’t exercise in your jammies.
No Equipment, No Problem
You don’t need a Pilates machine and a set of free weights before you can start working out at home. You can use filled water bottles as weights, towels as yoga props, and other household items to aid in your workout. Or, simply choose exercise routines that don’t require any equipment at all.