If you’ve been considering changing up your fitness regimen, you may feel you need to invest in an expensive gym membership or enroll in classes. However, there are many enjoyable workouts that you can perform at home – no gym required! Here are some entertaining at-home workout ideas to try, whether you’re wanting to enhance your general fitness or just have more fun while exercising.
Gamify your Routine
Turning exercise into a game is one method to make it more enjoyable. You may invest in e-sports or virtual reality games that require a lot of movement, that is if you have access to a gaming system. If pre-made games aren’t in your budget, just a deck of cards will do! Assign a different workout to each suit, and then perform the number of reps indicated on the card as you draw it. The best part about this is that you can make your workouts as difficult or as light as you want.
DIY Home Gym
Another fun option when you have your workout at home is to create your own weight room using items found around the house. For example, water or milk jugs can be used as a free weight or as a kettlebell alternative — each filled jug weighs roughly 8 pounds. Alternatively, if you have a good and heavy wooden chair, you can perform a variety of strength-building exercises. To make squats and presses more challenging, fill a duffel bag with towels.
Create Your Own Stairs Challenge
You may use a flight of stairs in your home to develop your cardio workout regimen. You can start by simply running up and down the stairs as many times as possible. Alternately, do pushups, squats, or other activities in between each run to make it a full-body interval workout. Turn on some fast-paced music to help motivate you!
Dance Like No One’s Watching
If you have a computer or smartphone and access to the internet, you can use it to view a wide variety of free videos online. Dancing, in particular, can be a pleasurable and beneficial way to keep your body moving on a daily basis. On YouTube, TikTok, and other social media sites, you can find a lot of free and fun dancing courses. For even more fun, invite a friend or family member to join you!
Personal Training Apps
Consider using a personal trainer app to help you modify your workouts for a more guided experience. Nike+ Training Club and JEFIT are two popular apps. These apps’ training programs are better tailored to your current fitness level and demands, and they can also help you create and achieve objectives. Some personal training apps charge a fee, so read the fine print before committing.
You can come up with interesting methods to get active and reach your fitness goals right from the comfort of your own home with these ideas and a little creativity. However, if your current Cambridge rental house is too small for your preferred workout, it may be time to look for something more spacious. You can browse Real Property Management Commonwealth’s rental listings online to find what you’re looking for.
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