Start working out at home?, I believe you can!

Working out at home


You want to get fit, but knowing how much you and other women have on their plates (no pun intended), you doubt that it's possible. Balancing your diet, “me time” and time for your chores is hard, but I'm here to tell you- it is possible. Yes, you can feel and become fit without leaving your home, while binging on your favourite TV show, losing no time on transport and still being able to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Working out at home. It may be as good as going to the gym, only A LOT cheaper and more time-efficient.
Here's why and how you should do it.

Why would you work out?

Working out seems pointless to some, but those who have experienced it know it's importance:

1. It keeps your weight under control 


When working out, your body burns more calories than usual. The harder you work; the more calories are burnt. It's nothing new that calorie deficit results in weight loss, so working out at home is an easy way to ditch that fat and show your natural curves.

2. Exercise improves your health

Does exercise help reduce high blood pressure? Yes. Does it prevent many heart diseases? Yes!
Regardless of your current weight, working out raises the level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein, AKA “the good cholesterol”), which, to simplify, collects “the bad cholesterol” from your blood vessel walls and unblocks them. That way the blood can flow freely within them and that's crucial for preventing high blood pressure and heart diseases. No exaggeration,
HDL is the saviour of our bloodstream.

3. Makes you happy 😊


Feeling down? Under the weather? Or just feeling like you've too much to handle with? Your body has a solution, but you will need to help it first in order for it to help you.

 It's not that hard. Firstly, get on your feet, and then do anything except standing still. Take a short walk, or maybe jog in place? Perform a workout, perhaps? Just get our body moving, and it will make you feel better by producing many chemicals that help in fighting away anxiety and bad mood. It's kind of a natural drug, but without any negative side-effects. Sounds too good to be true? Try it yourself. I guarantee that you'll feel better.

4. Fills you with energy


Working out delivers necessary nutrients and oxygen to all your organs and tissues, so it helps your whole body work more efficiently, and makes you feel revitalised.

Now that you know benefits of working out, you may ask yourself:

Why would I work out at home?


1. Health and hygiene 

Fact: sharing the lockers and bathrooms with hundreds of people is not the most hygienic thing in the world. Let’s not get into the details.

2. Privacy

When going to the gym, you have to share it with a huge number of other people which turns some people away. It isn’t always easy to go to the gym and share the space with other people, especially if you aren’t comfortable with working out in front of others or if you’re new to the world of exercising. What’s more, you have to share the toilet, the bathroom and the lockers.

In your own home, you’re the boss. You can do whatever you want without anyone giving you the side eye (hopefully). You can work out as long as you want to, do the exercises in whatever way you want to and most importantly- you can truly be in sync and fully focused on yourself.

3. More time 

You will save a lot of time by working out at home instead of going to the gym. Think of it: how much time does it take you to get to the gym, then come back home? Just think of finding a parking place or the traffic jams you might face. If you were to walk, how much time would it take you?

Now multiply it by the number of visits to the gym weekly.
For instance, if it took you 20 minutes to get to the gym, and if you went to the gym 4 times a week, you would lose 10 hours and 40 minutes a week on transport only.

4. The cost reduction 


Today, living on the budget is not easy. It never was, after all. But one thing you can elegantly save some bucks on is working out. The cost reduction is going to make you say WOAH (which stands for working out at home 😉). A survey conducted in 2016 shows that the most people in the US payed between $21-$50 a month for their gym membership, which is $252-$600 yearly.

Just imagine what could be done with that money!

For example, for $600, you could buy your own gym equipment consisting of a treadmill/fitness bike, resistance bands, few weights, and a yoga mat- and you could get all that at a smaller price if you choose to buy the used stuff.
That doesn’t seem like a lot, but think about what equipment do you use in the gym anyway. An average woman does not use anything more than few pieces stated.

Basically, if you worked out at home instead of going to the upper-middle class gym for one year, you could build a home gym just for yourself. That sounds good, doesn’t it?

But bear in mind that you can work out at home without the home gym, with no/minimal equipment.


Here’s how.

Firstly, decide the time you will spend on yourself. It may be hard, I understand. But I believe you can do it.
Try to do the other things you have to do a bit faster, or try to work out while watching your favourite TV show. All of us waste a lot of time each day, so it’s a good idea to try and work out instead.

Then, find the routine. The key is to find a routine that’s challenging, but not impossible to do. Always start off easy, and bring the intensity up as you go. Before you start working out at home, make sure that your health allows you to do so. If you are not sure, consult with your doctor.

You can work out in many ways. It’s beneficial regardless the workout method you opt for. Here are a few of the many options:

1. The split

This is a classic one. You will split your workout routine so that you target one or more muscle groups every day. You can easily find the routines online, or you can build your own easily.

-First determine how many days do you wish to exercise on.

-Then, assign one muscle group to each day. Make sure every muscle group is covered.

-Next, choose the exercises you wish to perform for each group. Warm up at the beginning of each workout, and cool down at the end. Also, don’t forget your cardio! (You can perform a bit of cardio every day, or leave one day for cardio only)

2. Dance!


Whether you’re new to working out, or you’re looking for a serious sweat session, whether it’s your whole work-out routine or just cardio, dancing is a way to go. Whatever dance you choose, it’s both demanding and fun, and that combo makes it so popular. You will sure feel a little out of breath and a tingle afterwards, but you won’t regret it.
Try it yourself!

3. Video tutorials


They are a great way for beginners to start working out- they are like your personal trainers. Pick a one you like, and start exercising!

Before you go… 


You’ve read it all. You know the benefits and ways of working out at home. You have got no reasons to postpone your work out session. Now, get up and start working out!
I believe in you!

  • Martins says:

    Sometimes, it’s quite hard to make a decision when it comes to choosing a place for work out sessions. Some people believe hitting the gym is the best way, and I’m among these people. Reading this article made me give my philosophy a second thought. Do you assure that one can get impressive work out results even at home too?

    • Tom R says:

      I guess part of it would be down to the individual, if you can still do your workout without being distracted at home then yes I believe you can.

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