No gym? No fitness studios? No problem. Make home workouts fun and efficient with these 4 easy tips. Creative ways to get your sweat on at home.
I recently partnered with the AeroTrainer® exercise platform (#sponsored) to take a look at ways to take your home workout to the next level this spring and summer.
Going without access to the gym or fitness studios can be tough for people that love exercising or crave movement in their day for mental and physical well-being. Even though gyms have opened back up, some people still are not comfortable working out indoors or with masks on. Over the past year, we’ve all had to embrace working out at home. It can be a hard mindset to get into at first because often, the gym is an escape for us. But working out at home can be just as effective and enjoyable as working out in a gym or fitness studio!
Crazy fitness goals don’t have to be the priority. Just moving your body daily for the mental and physical health benefits should be! It’s more about maintenance, mental health, and doing what we can with what we have available.
With all of that said, there are a number of ways to make working out at home more fun while still making progress towards your health goals.
Here are some of the ways I make at-home fitness work for me.
Build a Plan for Working Out from Home
You don’t need a ton of equipment at home to get a good workout in. Actually, your body weight is sufficient most of the time! In fact, the latest addition to my home workout routine is the AeroTrainer exercise platform. The AeroTrainer is an ergonomically contoured, 2-sided, inflatable fitness platform. Designed for all fitness levels to reduce stress, improve flexibility and build core strength. Think of a stability ball…but with a lot more functionality and ways to use it!
The AeroTrainer uses air mattress technology to create the ultimate therapeutic and exercise platform. It’s super lightweight and less expensive than most full-body fitness equipment for your home. It’s also very easy to inflate and deflate as needed if space is a concern in your home.
The reason I love the AeroTrainer is that it allows me to easily train my whole body with simple bodyweight movements and no equipment. The stable base makes it excellent for performing exercises that strengthen your core and back. Most stability balls and exercise platforms are not as versatile and can create unsafe environments.
Being a personal trainer myself, I know the incredible preventative and longevity-promoting benefits that exercise has. So even incorporating short 5-10 minute bursts of exercise into your day can make a huge impact. In addition to strengthening your body, regular exercise helps with increased energy, a healthier immune system, reduced inflammation, and improved overall well-being.
Here is a quick core workout I’ve been doing with my AeroTrainer almost daily:
• 10 crunches
• 10 glute bridges
• 10 side plank-reach unders (each side)
• 10 plank jacks
• 10 pushups
• 10 supermans
• 10 swimmers (each side)
Getting outside is SO important for me, and I also think it makes working out without gym access much more bearable. I’ve been embracing my inner child by PLAYING GAMES! I recently bought a frisbee, have been utilizing my hula-hooping skills, jumping rope, playing cornhole at my parent’s house, and playing catch with my dad (shoutout 12 years or competitive softball growing up).
“Playing” as you used to as a kid is an easy way to get movement in your day without feeling like a structured, planned out “workout.”
Learn a New Skill
Whether it’s nailing that yoga pose you’ve been struggling with, taking up juggling, or, like me, trying to get 10 chin-ups in a row, going all-in with learning a new skill can be a secret way to stay active and on the move.
Use Your Body
As I said above, having tons of expensive, heavy equipment is TOTALLY unnecessary for a good workout at home. Affordability and portability are two additional reasons I recommend incorporating the AeroTrainer into your home workout regimen.
And don’t forget that the spring and summer months offer plenty of free opportunities to increase your physical activity. Now is the PERFECT time to embrace walking, hiking, or running…3 of my favorite activities. The weather is getting nicer, and time outside has benefits in itself, so being active outside is a great way to maintain overall wellbeing. There are tons of free workouts on YouTube, Pinterest, and even here on my own site.
Hopefully, these tips will reinvigorate your excitement about working out at home!
Have you been working out at home?
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