At Home Workouts
by Jari Love
At home workouts are taking over
Don’t have the income necessary for a gym membership? Not interested in being around a lot of toned and experienced fitness buffs? Maybe you just don’t like the idea of heading into a club or center to get exercise? No worries because there are many ways that you can start enjoying at home workouts that can give you the same tone, definition, or results that you thought available only at a gym.
Equipment – You don’t need to sink a lot of money into equipment for fitness and exercise. While you could go online and use auction sites or local resources to find used gym gear, you can also find a lot of alternative solutions and affordable options. For example, a lot of people create their own “kettlebell” weights using a one gallon milk jug. They fill it to the level they want in order to get various weights. A lot of people also find that investing in a good set of fitness bands or resistance bands is far more flexible than a set of weights. For instance, one woman would use her fitness bands each time she went to the playground with her kids. She did assisted pull ups and lifts with them and spent only a small amount to get very durable gear.
Space – Whether you are going to do a lot of strength training or cardio “at home” you probably don’t need to convert an entire room into a gym. You can just measure out a safe area that allows you to perform moves such as burpees, jumping rope, and lunges. When you have enough room to swing your arms and extend your body, you also have enough room to sprint in place, and do all of the floor work required. You can even purchase gym mats that will help to reduce noise or prevent slipping.
Routines – This is where a lot of people “feel” the difference between a gym and an at home workout. However, with the Internet, streaming media, and an enormous number of articles and resources, you can begin to develop routines that are safe and effective. You won’t miss the gym experience at all and you can often find information for free or at very affordable prices – including DVD sets for special routines.
You can easily do at home workouts of any kind. You don’t have to commit a lot of money to the process, and yet you too can start to have a toned and strong body in a very short time.
Jari Love – original creator of Get RIPPED! DVD series and group exercise classes. The hot-selling and critically acclaimed Get RIPPED! series enables individuals of any fitness level to burn up to three times more calories than the traditional weight-training program, and has received rave reviews from fitness critics throughout North America since the first title debuted in late 2005.