Sometimes the possibility of going to the gym, getting out for a run, or making it to a group fitness session is just not feasible.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t work out.
If you have six feet of floor space and a smartphone, then you can do a workout wherever you happen to be. And the fact is, getting fit at home, even without equipment, can be just as effective as working out at the gym.
Why working out at home is on the rise
At-home workouts are super convenient: they eliminate the need to commute to the gym, you avoid training with a crowd of strangers, and you never have to wait for your favorite weight machine or remember to book your preferred class in advance.
For busy professionals, parents, and students, at-home workouts are the ultimate way to squeeze in a quick sweat session while juggling a million other priorities.
Getting motivated to get moving
If you’re still finding it tough to get motivated to start working out at home, choose a workout that doesn’t require any upfront costs or setup. Eliminating barriers is key to getting started.
Here are four tips to help you kick-start your new fitness routine.
- Make it easy to do first thing in the morning. Get out your cute workout gear and lay it out before you go to bed along with your mat so all you have to do when you wake up is press play.
- Create a routine that fits your schedule. Try to work out on the same days and at the same time every week. Block out the time in your calendar if you have to. After three weeks, your routine will be set and you won’t even have to think about it, you’ll just do it.
- Take the guesswork out of how to work out. By using a workout app with workouts created by fitness pros, you won’t have to worry about what exercises to do next, just follow along with the experts and you’ll be sure to get a solid sweat session.
- Just get started. Stop procrastinating already! Open your app and get going. Give yourself 30 seconds and if you REALLY want to stop, then stop. But chances are, once you get going, you’ll keep going.
Work out at home — for now and forever
A no-equipment workout app like fit52 makes it easy (and affordable) to start working out right now. Download the app, choose a path that suits your fitness level, and then choose between a full or half deck. A half fit52 workout can be completed in less than half an hour, while a full workout is about 45 minutes.
fit52 allows you to track your completed workouts and share them with the community—a like-minded group of people who are all virtually working out alongside you. You can check out the fitness “paths” others are following and send applause to cheer them on!
As you accumulate workouts and track your progress, you’ll be propelled forward by a virtual community cheering you on! Now that’s some motivation to keep you on track.
As you get used to working out at home, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered leaving the house for fitness in the first place. And to that we say: welcome to your new fitness path.
Ready to give fit52 a try? Download the app and start your free 14-day trial today.