These are the best at-home workouts to get fit without going to the gym
Let’s face it, the gym is simply not for everyone. Whether you’re self-conscious working out in front of the regulars (me), struggle being on time for classes (also me), or simply find it hard to manage the added faff of coordinating hair washes, carrying changes of clothes, and advance planning (you guessed, it’s a hat trick), the last thing you need is another excuse not to exercise. The perfect solution? An at-home workout.
If you were thinking workouts at home aren’t as efficient, effective or exciting as heading out to a spin class, I’m here to prove you wrong. More and more people are taking to the mat at home, and there are plenty of reasons why.
Kayla Itsines, the brains behind the revered SWEAT app says “Committing to a new workout routine can be intimidating, but I believe that you don’t need to spend hours in a gym to achieve your health and fitness goals. As a personal trainer I often see women cancelling their workout because of a busy schedule. I created my BBG and Post-Pregnancy programs to give women the flexibility to workout anywhere, anytime. After having my baby girl Arna, I loved working out from home. As a new mum, adjusting my routine felt overwhelming at times. At home workouts allowed me to take time for my self-care to rebuild my strength and confidence. It also meant I could workout at my own pace around Arna’s sleep schedule in the convenience of my own home.”
Charlotte Holmes, trainer on the FiiT app says “Many people aren’t sure what to do in the gym, which classes to go to or how to start. Home workouts with FiiT make the whole process easy and affordable, how better to get stronger and gain confidence in the comfort of your own space?”
And in the world of at-home exercise machines Hannah Frankson, Peloton Cycling Instructor advises that working out at home is a blessing for time constraints: “you can do them on your own terms, whenever you want! Peloton has thousands of classes to choose from on the Bike, which you filter based on the time you have available, the instructor you want to ride with and the music vibe you’re feeling that day.” But this doesn’t mean you have to feel completely alone, with this high-tech equipment you can give other Members a virtual high five and become part of a community.
With all this in mind, the next step is working out exactly what the best option might be for you. There are plenty of factors at play here; you might have limited space in your cramped city flat, for example, or just limited gym clothes that you’re willing to be seen outside in. But never fear, there are at-home exercise options for all. From slick, shiny machines like Peloton to a to-your-door yoga delivery service, here’s a run-down on the very best options around to get fit in your own space.