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How Can I Work Out at Home?

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How Can I Work Out at Home?

How Can I Work Out at Home?  

With gyms closing their doors due to COVID-19 concerns, now is a perfect time to learn how to workout at home. Staying active while stuck indoors will get your mind off things, help you avoid boredom, and even lift your spirits. So, let’s talk about how we can start a workout routine from the safety of our homes.  

#1: Gather Your Gear 

No matter what exercise you choose, these are the things you will absolutely need for your at-home workout: 

    • Dedicated Space 
    - Pick an area of your house that you can dedicate to working out. We recommend either a basement, garage, or an outdoor space for sunny days. Sticking to your spot will create a sense of normalcy for your new routine.
    • A Positive Attitude
    - Change can be hard, but having a positive outlook makes the transition much smoother. We can't completely replicate your beloved gym, but we can find other ways to enjoy exercise and, with the right attitude, have fun despite the adjustment. 
      • Proper Fitness Flooring 
      - Gyms and fitness centers around the world use dense rubber flooring because of its unmatched safety and durability features. While you work out in your private residences, we want to ensure all of you stay safe. For ideas, see what flooring is used in college and pro sports facilities.  
      - These floors are available for in-home use. Protect your original floor from dropped weights and heavy equipment and provide maximum cushioning for your joints. Take a look and see which option is for you, here. 

        #2: Choose the Right At-Home Workouts for You 

        Many of the exercises we perform in gyms can be easily transferred to a home setting. For instance, dumbbell exercises are wonderful in-home activities because they don’t require expensive equipment or a lot of space. Don’t have any weights? Don’t worry! Gallons of milk, rice bags, canned goods, and even sacks of potatoes will do the trick in a pinch. Just make sure whatever you’re lifting has a handle or easy-to-grip surface. Also, please practice proper lifting techniques when using household objects as weights. If you do not have any suitable items, bodyweight exercises, like squats and mountain climbers, make great choices, too! 

        #3: Connect with the Great Outdoors  

        Even though businesses are closed, nature (thankfully) remains available to us! If you’re looking for a fun cardio workout, consider going for a run around the block or visiting a park for some much-needed fresh air. Playing a game of catch with your children or throwing the frisbee for your dog are other ways to get your heart pumping.  

        Alternatively, consider my favorite activity: yoga. On nice days, my sister and I practice on yoga mats on the deck or, during rainy days, we bring it inside to a rubber floor installed in our basement. 

         

        There’s much stress and uncertainty about our world now, but we know exercise is one surefire way to release those negative feelings. By assembling the necessary tools, selecting the best workouts, and exploring our outdoor spaces, we can adjust to working out at home in no time. 

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