When the COVID-19 pandemic forced local businesses to close their doors due to community shutdowns, the majority of us were made to improvise and adjust to a new way of doing things. If you’re someone who regularly attended the gym, then this meant having to do your workouts at home until it was ideal to return to public activities. While the country has mostly opened back up for business, some people are still hesitant to return to the old way of behaving and living.
Whether that’s you, or you’re simply looking for ways to stay fit at home, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll share a few basic tips to help keep yourself fit at home.
Develop a daily routine
One of the best ways to help keep yourself fit, when working out at home, is to develop a daily routine. If you were used to going to the gym after work or at a certain time of the day, then try to keep that routine consistent. However, if you’re new to working out at home, then pick a time that works best for you and make that your regular workout time. Commit to the workout by putting it in your calendar. This makes it official. When things are “official” then we are less likely to try to avoid them or search for excuses not to do it.
Vary your exercises
Once you’ve established a routine, then it’ll be important to keep it interesting and enjoyable. When you’re at the gym, you have the luxury of choosing between hundreds of different kinds of exercises. However, most of us don’t have nearly that many options when it comes to working out at home. This is where you’ll have to get creative so that you don’t get bored with the exercise plan.
You can structure your workouts so that one day is dedicated to strength training while another is just for calisthenics. Another day you can implement some yoga to work on balance. If you’re interested in incorporating boxing into your workout, there are plenty of excellent tutorial videos that show basic stances, punches, and body movements to get the right technique. When you’re ready to advance, then get yourself a punch tracker to measure your progress with the punches and techniques.
There are lots of online resources you can find to help you plan and implement an ideal workout routine.
Get a training partner
Sometimes it can be easy to lose motivation, especially when the activity is done alone. It can be exciting in the beginning, but then that high level of excitement begins to taper off and we lose steam going forward. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to get yourself a training partner. This will not only help you stay motivated, but the person can be a valuable resource in your personal training. This training partner can pick out areas that need improvement and offer suggestions to help you get the most out of the workout routine. You and your partner can hold each other accountable for success.