I understand that some people don't like the gym, period. It's not everyone's cup of tea and maybe some of you aren't comfortable enough to go to a gym. That is absolutely fine! Do not be ashamed, everyone has to start their journey somewhere. But if you're not doing anything about it, then you may need to rethink.
At home fitness was booming a few years ago, now is the time of the gym. That doesn't mean to say you can't workout at home. To get yourself sweating buckets, you may want to invest in one of these accessories...
If you don't like running or fancy a change, a skipping rope is a great cardio option. Incorporate it into circuits or just as a warm up. I did make the mistake of buying one too long, so measure how long it is at home before you buy one. Make sure you're not disturbing your downstairs neighbours if you're feeling cardio at 1am! (Amazon, £1.65)
Kettlebells are brilliant for everything. Core strength, balance, power and working individual parts of your body. If you're not sure what weights to get, start off with maybe a 4kg and an 8kg. There are so many kettlebell workouts on youtube, so search up on there for some ideas. (Amazon, £12)
A yoga matt can be used in so many different ways. It'll help you avoid those pretty carpet burns from planking and will stop your booty from siding around your wood floors. You can get an unbranded, super cheap (Amazon, £4.80). You can do ab exercises, lunges, any kind of exercise on this matt. Plus they're light enough for you to carry around but make sure it's long enough for your body.
Similar to kettlebells, dumbells give you the opportunity to perform so many different exercises. You'll need a range of weights as some of your muscles are bigger then others. Maybe a 4kg and 6kg for beginners. Again, youtube different exercises to learn about the many ways you can work your body at home with these. (Amazon, £21.99)
Finally we have, your house. As silly as it sounds, you can actually get a full workout without any equipment. Use your sofa, a rug, some steps outside anything. I may do a separate post talking about circuits in your own home with no equipment. Keep tuned.
I'd love to know what your favourite at home exercises/ equipment are at the moment, let me know!
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