The importance of daily exercise is significant, but who can find the time or money for a gym membership these days? Luckily, you don’t need one. There are several work outs you can do in your own home.
If you have never heard of calisthenics before, it is a form of body weight exercises. The best part is that there is no special equipment needed, just your sexy self. While some people prefer to practice calisthenics at a gym or park, they can easily be done at home too. As with any new work out, start small and slowly work your way up. Before long you will be able to do the vertical push up (a hand stand version of a push up) one handed.
Despite what you may think, yoga is not for the faint of heart! If you have ever done the P90x work out you will know that yoga is highly underestimated. Challenge your stamina and balance with some intense yoga exercises. Don’t be fooled by the calm stature of fellow yogi’s. It is sure to knock you on your rear end. You may want to do some research on what type of yoga you’d like to start with. As straight forward as the term “yoga” seems, there are many varieties out there.
Of course there are many DVD’s with home workout programs, such as the T25 which is 25 minutes of constant movement and great for cardio. Maybe you prefer to go old school and want some Richard Simmons inspiration. Whichever path you choose, there are countless programs out there so take some time to figure out what is right for you. The work out should be within a time frame that you can manage so that it does not become a cumbersome, stressful thing to add to the to-do list that never gets done. Be realistic in your expectations both of your abilities and what your lifestyle can make room for.
Dancing is an excellent, fun way of working out. You practice your best moves in the privacy of your own home and once you are comfortable with the techniques, you can take your work out public and tear up the dance floor with your friends. Any kind of dance will do, as long as it gets your body moving. Make a play list of your favourite fast paced songs and crank up the volume. You can do this while you make dinner, clean the house, or during commercials. If you want to stretch your limits and find some instructional videos with more intensity, surf the web. YouTube is your friend.
Bring the Gym to You
If none of the above suggestions are appealing to you and you still like that gym feel, pick some weight sets and equipment based on your own physical enjoyment. There are many popular workout systems out there. Most of these you can use while watching your favourite shows or in the morning while you make those many lists in your head of what you need to do that day. Some of these include the elliptical, stationary bike, treadmill, weight lifting benches and a series of complete home gym systems.
As you can see, there are just as many options for working out at home as there are in the gym. The most important part of working out in your own home is to find a work out that you enjoy, that will get results, and is not too time consuming.