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Top Tips to train at home

When you’re want to work out, the best-case scenario is that you’re a member of a nearby gym that has great facilities, the latest equipment and a good, unintimidating culture. This isn’t always the case though.

Some people simply can’t get to the gym, whether it be because of work, school, children or any other reason. This doesn’t mean that you can’t work out and try to improve yourself though. You can still exercise in your own home, and here are some tips on how to make the most of it!

Have a designated workout area

This space could contain anything from a treadmill and some dumbbells to a yoga mat and a foam roller. Regardless of what equipment you can fit into your home, having a space that you only workout in allows you to associate that space with exercise, so you’re less likely to waste time and get distracted by other things.

Having everything organised in one space also means that it’s more difficult to lose anything that you might need, helping you to get started and keep going as efficiently as possible.

Use your phone

Don’t just use your phone to crank up your gym playlist or check Facebook between sets. If you’re exercising by yourself at home, then the odds of you having access to a trainer who can keep track of your progress is slim.

With such a variety of health and fitness apps out there, and with so many of them being free, it’s never been easier to formulate a workout and track your progress. There’s something for every type of workout so get searching!

Create a routine

It doesn’t matter if you’re focusing on strength or endurance training, routine is king! By going into your session knowing exactly what exercise’s you’re going to do you make it easier to focus on the workout itself, as well as making it easier to track your progress.

Obviously, you want to change your routine from time to time to stop it from going stale, but it’s still important to have a good range of exercises that you know how to do well enough to build a good, effective routine.

Stay Committed

Quite possibly the most difficult part of working out at home, you have to stay committed to your workout routine and goals.

When you’re at home there are so many things that can distract you from exercising that just aren’t present in a gym. Things like Netflix, TV, pets or books. Staying committed is tough, but if you set realistic goals and put aside a specific time every day then it becomes easier to smash out a session!

Just because you can’t get to the gym doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good workout in! With the money that you save on a gym membership and commute, you could easily set yourself up with a decent range of equipment in your own home. So, get creative and get exercising!