Rainy day? No worries! I have some at-home exercise tips – just for you!
I celebrated 10 years as a certified personal trainer this year. I also completed my Master’s Degree in exercise science! Praise God!! It’s no surprise that I have a passion for fitness and wellness and I deeply desire to share my success secrets with YOU!
The best exercise routine is one that is actually practiced! Use these tips on days when you can’t get to the gym (or don’t have a gym membership).
Here are my top three tips for exercising at home:
- MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC-– this is a must. Find music you LOVE, music that makes you move (Latin, hip hop, gospel, etc.), and turn it up! If you are working out to a boring workout DVD, turn on your favorite music and workout while the time flies!
- Get your kid(s) or pet(s) involved! While you do lunges or squats, hold your children while you workout (if they are light enough to hold!), while you do pushups and planks, have your children see if they can do more than you (or at least as many), and while you do cardio, make it a game and get their heart rates up too! Ask your children if they will be your personal trainer for the day and help you count reps and watch your form. It’s not as important what they do, kids just love to get involved. No kids, grab the pet and go for a walk! No pets, get your music and start moving. Ask a friend to workout when available—fitness loves company!
- SHORT, but consistent duration— set your at-home workout goal to less than 10 minutes (that feels attainable, yes?). If your goals are short, you are much more likely to start working out (rather than start a load of laundry). Once you start working out, it’s much easier to keep going! Endorphins will improve your mood and exercise helps you sleep better! 10 minutes may not feel like much at the time, but add up your minutes every day and you may have practiced 70 minutes of exercise by the end of the week: That’s a whole lot better than nothing!
You can do it! You are created for more than mediocre health,
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any illnesses or disease. Please always check with your doctor before beginning any new nutritional or fitness program or before making any nutritional/fitness changes.