Are you looking to get started on an exercise routine? But want to do something at home and not go to the gym.
The great thing is this is completely ok and you can get amazing results doing all your exercise at home without any equipment at all.
There are many reasons why you might not want to go to the gym and some see that as a barrier to not exercise but it really doesn’t need to be that way.
I want to show you some great workouts you can do from home – where you don’t need to pay an expensive membership fee, travel for miles to get there, find someone to look after the kids and feel uncomfortable in front of all the skinny, lycra glad regulars.
Lets first look at a workout that you could do 3 or 4 times a week – A good workout routine will look to work your whole body, increasing strength in the upper and lower body muscle groups and also include a cardio aspect to the workout too. This will ensure you burn up a good amount of calories and also keep your heart and lungs healthy.
This is the first workout from the Easy Does It 3 week programme.
Squat and press against wall 10 reps
Hug the tree 10 reps
Diagonal knee raise with arms 10 each side
Squat and lateral arm raise 10 reps
Plank with hands on stool 10 seconds
Step back burppee (hands on stool) and 4 punches 10 reps
Mountain climbers – hands on stool 10 reps
Sit ups reaching to tops of knees 10 reps
Repeat whole routine one more time
The key to success when performing a beginner workout at home is to have a plan. It is important to work at the correct intensity for your fitness level. I see many people set off far to hard in the early stages only to get put off by bad experiences of aches and pains and also a fear of the workouts because they feel far too uncomfortable performing them.
Starting an exercise plan is not always an easy place to be but with a good routine and plan in place it should be something that you never regret doing – producing brilliant changes to your body and your life.
Beginner top tips
If you like the idea for following a structured home workout plan that doesn’t require any equipment and give great results check out the 3 week Easy does It plan or the 6 week Beginners Lean Ladies programme.
Both have follow along videos for each day and offer support and motivation to get you started and keep you going.