Chances are that you’ve had a gym membership at some point in your life. But many of us really don’t make much use of it. We spend a large sum of money on our monthly subscription and only end up visiting once or twice a month. This really isn’t enough considering the average adult requires around 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise (or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise) every single week. But there are plenty of valid reasons why people aren’t able to fit their workout into their busy regimes. Usually, the gym isn’t exactly around the corner and visiting for just a half hour workout can easily end up amounting to an hour or two’s trip when you incorporate the commute into the equation.
So, if you feel like packing the gym in, we can’t really blame you! But this decision doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to call it quits on your exercise regime in general! There are plenty of ways that you can get a thorough workout without so much as stepping into a gym complex. For now, let’s take a look at a few different ways to get a thorough, fitness-boosting at-home workout instead!
Create a Home Gym
When you’re working out from home, you’re going to need a designated space to complete your workout in. There’s no use having to move all of your furniture around every day to accommodate your needs. This completely defeats the time-saving aspect of ditching the gym in the first place. Instead, what you should do is create a home gym of sorts. This doesn’t necessarily mean having a specialist room containing every piece of gym equipment to ever exist. This would be extremely expensive and out of most people’s budget. Instead, clear out a spare room, place one or two pieces of gym equipment in there and crack open a window before you get started. It really is as simple as that! For a little more advice take a look at garagegymbuilder.com. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.
Weights are one of the easiest pieces of equipment that you can incorporate into a home gym workout. They take up little space but come hand in hand with various health benefits. Strength training can not only help you to build muscle, but strengthens your bones (reducing your overall risk of fractures and breaks), improves your balance and stance, and can even lower blood pressure. Just make sure to be safe!
To incorporate a little cardiovascular workout into your home regime, you could always invest in a treadmill. They can help you to increase your stamina, lose weight, and ward of diseases such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and diabetes. They don’t necessarily have to even take up much space! There are compact, folding varieties available on the market.
As you can see, you don’t necessarily have to be a gym member to achieve your fitness goals. You can tick all of the boxes from the comfort of your own home too!