We all want to be lean and fit and sometimes the best way to do that is to have a home gym, or zone for some exercise space at home. Follow these helpful hints to achieve a space in your home to perfect those abs.
Invest in the right equipment: A couple of affordable pieces can help you make the most of your workout. Some examples include:
- Exercise balls
- Skipping Rope
- Cross trainer
These pieces can help you utilise the space in your home effective while providing a cost-effective alternative to the gym especially if you have children or a busy work schedule.
Set Aside Time for Exercise: Decide on a time of day that works best for you to work out and follow-through every day. Bear in mind that there are less distractions in the morning and it keeps your metabolism boosted for your day ahead. Be sure to keep the workouts fresh, even though you’re at home. This can include setting up mini-circuits every day, changing your music or inviting a friend over to keep things fresh.
Set Goals & Measure your Achievements: Give yourself realistic deadlines based on fitness achievements, not on aesthetics. This will push your motivation and allow you to apply numbers to your workouts. For example: How many push-ups can I do in a minute? How long can you hold a plank? (and how does this progress over time?) Take note of your numbers and results each week and push yourself the following week.
Make the Space Enjoyable: Ensure that the space you set aside for working out is a space you enjoy being in. Whether that is with music, colors, or enough space to move around. You want to feel motivated in this space not claustrophobic.
Take the time to think about the costs and benefits of setting up a home gym and how much time you will save driving back and forth to the gym and a gym membership by outfitting your own space!