Tips On How To Exercise At Home When The Gym Is Closed
The World is in lockdown right now and we don't know when it's going to end.
Not the greatest opening sentence I've ever written, but it's the current situation and we need to be transparent with how things are.
Thing is - whilst we COULD sit back and let panic ensue by reading the latest breaking stories with the inevitable bad news, we can choose to overcome this adversity as rational humans.
With me so far?
So how will this affect those trying to better their body and their health?
Well other than the likelihood of having to resort to using a wet towel to wipe your bum, the big change is going to be the inevitable closure of public centres and gatherings, i.e. gyms, boot camps and fitness suites.
Now we could throw our toys out of the pram and blame external problems for our misfortunes.
Or we can reframe the situation and take responsibility for our lives.
Yes you're probably going to have to stop using gyms.
Yes you're probably going to have to stop going to pilates class.
But that doesn't mean you have to stop exercising or being active.
The last thing you want to do it start to go into lockdown mode and completely disregard your physical needs.
Here's what can you still do despite these closures:
- Take up yoga at home
- Go for a walk away from others
- As above but go for a jog or take your bike out for a spin
- Exercise from home
And with this in mind you can keep working toward your weight loss goals without much impact.
Yes it's a nuisance, but it's necessary.
So what can you do if you now need to exercise from home?
Body weight exercises and using house items to your advantage.
These are going to keep you on track with your goals and will ensure you can stay as active as possible.
And here are some tips on how to create an effective at-home workout.
Create a full body approach that runs three times per week. It doesn't need to be overly complicated or crazy long. Just a simple 20-30 minute routine is fine.
Include different movements that range from basic bodyweight, explosive, core based, as well movements from side-to-side and front and back.
Exercises like jump squats. Push-ups. Reverse crunches. Planks. Even burpees.
Actually maybe not burpees ;)
And the good news is that you don't need a fancy gym to help with your weight loss. As many of my clients only utilise our home workout plans and still get results.
Like Catherine, who is nearly down 14 lbs and has dropped a jean size.
Or Claire who went from overweight down into the healthy range on the BMI scale and is now getting compliments thrown at her from work colleagues and her family.
Which can't hurt, seeing as if we might all be stuck at home for a while!
So how can you also achieve results with this approach?
What I've done is put together a home workout routine for our Confident Body Babes private group - a simple 3x per week progressive plan that will see them through self-isolation.
However I know a lot of you need the support - so I'm happy to share this with our non-playing clients for a very small fee of £4.00.
If you want access to the excel spreadsheet, PDF and video tutorial, click the link below:
Remember to stay healthy and wash your hands!