Workouts at Home: Workout Routines to Stay Active Anywhere

May 05, 2023

 By Sophia McDermott, Lifestyle Coach & Fitness Expert. 


Staying active and incorporating exercise routines into our daily lives is essential for physical and mental well-being. However, often the lack of time, access to a gym, the day-to-day rush or caring for kids can make regular exercise difficult. That's where home workouts become a convenient and effective option for staying active. In this post, I explore in detail methods and benefits of home workouts and provide valuable tips for you to start incorporating this these types of workouts into your lifestyle. 


If you are an on the go career woman or a stay at home mum with little ones, the home workouts are such a great option and it means that you can get  your workout done in the comfort of your own home. 


Home Exercise Routines:

Home workouts offer a variety of options for exercising, regardless of available space or fitness level. Here are some home workout routines you might want to consider:


HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training): HIIT is a type of training that combines high-intensity exercise with short periods of rest. It can be done at home with exercises like burpees, jumping jacks, squats and planks. You can create your own HIIT workout, alternating between cardio and muscle-strengthening exercises, and adjusting the intensity and time according to your fitness level.


Body Weight Strength Training: Another option for home workouts is to use your own body weight as resistance. Exercises such as push-ups, squats, lunges and sit-ups can be performed without the need for gym equipment. You can adapt or modify these body weight exercises according to your level which makes them accessible for beginners and advanced.


Yoga Workout: Yoga is an excellent home workout option to improve flexibility, balance, core strength and mental relaxation. There are many online yoga classes available, from gentler, more breath-focused options to more intense, challenging classes. All you need is a yoga mat and a quiet space to practice.


Cardiovascular Training: If you like cardiovascular exercises, there are many options to train at home, such as jumping rope, dancing, step ups on a chair or bench or even climbing stairs! These activities are great for getting your heart rate up, burning calories, and improving cardiovascular endurance and really breaking a sweat.


How to Make Home Workouts Happen:

In addition to home exercise routines, there are some methods that can be implemented to make workouts more effective and motivating:


Planning: As with any exercise routine, planning is key for home workouts. Set a specific time for your workouts and include them in your schedule. Even set an alarm so that you stop what you are doing. Have a training plan established in advance. This will help maintain consistency and prevent procrastination.


Utilize Online Resources: The internet is a great tool for finding free and inspiring home workout resources. There are many websites, apps and social media channels that offer workouts at home, from exercise videos to complete workout plans. You can find expert trainers who provide detailed tips and guidance to make your workouts more effective. I offer my membership that has weekly workouts that are fun and super effective. You can check them out here 


Adapt the Available Space: One of the benefits of home workouts is the flexibility to adapt the available space. Even if you have little space at home, you can be creative. Set aside a little space for you to do your workouts. As for the exercises you can get creative also! For example, you can use a chair to do triceps exercises or step ups, or use the stairs to do some cardio. 


Benefits of Home Workouts:

Home workouts offer a range of benefits for physical and mental well-being. Here are some of the main benefits:


Convenience: The biggest advantage of home workouts is convenience. You can perform the exercises in the comfort of your own home, without the need to travel to a gym or studio. This saves you time and money, allowing you to exercise regularly and consistently, even on busy days.


Flexibility: Home workouts are highly flexible in terms of time, duration and type of exercises. You can adapt your training to your schedule and needs, choosing the exercises you like best and adjusting the intensity according to your fitness level. This allows for greater customization of the workout, making it better suited to your specific needs.


Economy: Home workouts can also be more economical than attending a gym. You don't have to pay monthly fees or buy expensive equipment. Many home workouts can be done with just your own body weight, or using simple, affordable equipment like resistance bands, dumbbells, or a Swiss ball.


Privacy: For some people, privacy is an important factor when choosing home workouts. You may feel more comfortable exercising without the worry of being judged or scrutinized by others. This can be especially beneficial for beginners or those who are not comfortable in public exercise settings.

Home workouts are a great way to stay active on the go, offering convenience, flexibility, savings and privacy. With a variety of workout routines available, online resources and the ability to adapt the available space, it is possible to create an effective workout routine tailored to your specific needs. Remember to plan your workouts and schedule them into your week and stick to it!