Have you ever driven by a gym in your area and noticed the parking lot was jammed with cars, trucks and SUVs? Depending on the size of the area where you reside, there are anywhere from one to as many as five gyms within a few mile radius. Franchise gyms and locally owned gyms seem to be everywhere. In fact, chances are if you’re reading this, you probably have a membership to one (or more gyms). But, what happens when life gets in the way of getting to the gym? Days go by and you haven’t been able to go to the gym and do your normal routine. Does this mean that your days of making gains, losing weight, getting in shape or reaching your goals are over? The answer is NO. Many people will be surprised by the fact that at home workouts can be as effective or more effective than regular trips to the gym. We are going to explain, in detail, ways to workout at home, the various types of exercises and workouts that can be done, what you’ll need to train at home and various other elements. Regardless of the setting, an effective fitness program has 5 components. We will get into each of these as we provide workouts and training sessions for you. But for now, we are simply listing the components for those of you that may just be starting to exercise.
- Warm up
- Cardiovascular (aerobic) workout
- Resistance (strength-building) exercises
- Flexibility moves
- Cool down
Now, let’s provide some tips that are extremely useful tips for home exercising. Challenge yourself and avoid boredom. At home, you won’t have the variety of equipment and classes that are available at a gym so make the most of what you’ve got. Schedule your workouts just as you would when training at the gym. Don’t just shrug off your workouts and say you’ll do them later. Make yourself accountable each day and have a set time when you’ll train. Using a journal is a great way to keep track of your progress and also to be aware of anything that needs to be tweaked for better results. This next one is big…Set goals. When individuals join a gym it’s usually for a specific reason like losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing strength, etc. Home workouts are no different. Set a goal and make sure it’s attainable. Gradual goals are easier to achieve. Finally, have a set daily routine. Make sure that you are well rested and ready to take on each day. Remember, muscles and gains are made during rest/sleep periods. Once you have a goal in mind, you can start working to achieve that goal. We are going to provide different methods of training geared towards weight loss, building muscle, burning fat and getting leaner and mass/strength training. Our workouts will be broken down into different circuits and training/exercises for individuals to choose from.