Struggling to find the motivation to exercise?
With life still in iso there’s no better time to keep your health and fitness in check by setting up your own home gym.
No gym cues, no travel time, not to mention having to wait around for your gym class to
Why not set up the perfect gym space in your own home that will save you time, and increase your energy and productivity?
Working out in isolation has meant that there is now an evolution of online fitness training, which means unlike ever before, we have so much access to resources that can help us to maintain a healthy way of life.
But if your home environment doesn’t reflect this then odds on you probably won’t get around to implementing that early morning online pilates session let alone get your walking groove on with Winter on it’s way.
Working out on a regular basis increases our immunity, improves our mental health, and reduces our risk of heart disease.
Not to mention all the other goodies that it brings to our life, including younger, healthier looking skin!
Who would say no to that right?
However, to work out from home can require higher self motivation as well as a space to do it which can be a challenge.
But what if you could solve all of this with just a few key items, and create a home gym space that has you getting your sweat on in next to no time?
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Then today’s the day you set up your very own, home gym space.
It’s time to get into shape in ISO, so let’s get started with some of my following top tips that will have you with a home gym space to boot, and a greater love for exercise!
Step 1: Create a space
Where in your home can you create a workout space?
It doesn’t have to be a big amount of space, just enough to place a mat and be able to move around freely.
Perhaps it’s in the garage, spare bedroom, a converted office space, or an outdoor area in your home, even the living room could double as a gym floor space too.
Wherever it may be, the first step is to allocate a space.
Step 2: Set the scene
To help get your exercise groove on, you want your space to be inviting for you to want to use it in the first place.
This will increase your motivation to use your space more regularly.
Keep your gym space light and airy, add a bit of greenery that boosts oxygen levels, and make sure it is kept clean and clear of any clutter at all times.
You want this space to be purely created for workout purposes so be sure to set it up this way as best as you can with the space that you have.
Put in it things that bring you joy, from motivational quotes and pictures to a good stereo system or TV to pump out your favourite tunes.
Step 3: Time for the equipment
To set up your home gym you don’t need a lot of equipment, in fact there is so much you can do just with your body weight alone.
But if your looking for something a little extra to step it up a notch then try the following pieces of equipment:
Mat: Having a mat is a great reminder to warm up and cool down by stretching well as well as for exercises such as push-ups, and ab work etc.
Fitball: I love using a Fitball to help with stability and strengthening exercises which are a must for living longer and stronger.
They are a great addition to your workouts that will increase your core and strength.
Barbell / Dumbbells: Weight training is known to increase lean muscle mass which can improve bone density so be sure to put a little of this into your weekly workout routines.
Start with a weight that suits your fitness level by trying one that you can undertake certain exercises such as seated rows, tricep kickbacks, bicep curls, and front raises.
You may need a few different weight levels for different exercises so be sure to have around 2-3 different weight sizes to choose from.
Skipping Rope: There's nothing like a great cardio boost than a good skipping routine.
This is great for when you can't get outdoors for a warm up, and is also great to use in between exercises to keep your heart rate up.
Mirror: Adding a mirror to your space is great if you can. This helps you to check your form and be your own instructor when training from home safely.
Step 4: Get your Home Workout groove on
You have the space, but now you’ve got to use it!
Having a regular workout routine is a must when it comes to utilising your new workout space at home.
Whether it’s a 15 minute mat routine, to taking part in an online training session be sure to set up your schedule to get your home workout groove on and keep it consistent.
We all have days we don’t feel like it, in fact my run today was not easy to say the least, but the fact that you show up for yourself and your health is key.
Be sure to set and commit to a schedule that works for your lifestyle needs.
Even a good music mix can increase your incentive to want to exercise.
Head to our very own at The Organised Life Project - Workout Beats on Spotify that will help you get into the groove.
From in home workout beats to morning motivation and chill out tunes at home, you name it, there's a playlist to suit your space.
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Have a great day, and here’s to staying on track.