I really love a good home workout. Unlike gym or classes, I can wear whatever I want. There is less pressure (even if that also means having to cheer yourself on) and less stress. There are also so many different types of workouts to be found. YouTube has seriously upped my workout game, making workouts fun and interesting.
If you’re keen to work up a sweat, you may be wondering how to choose a home workout. Ultimately, this will come down to the type of workout you enjoy. If you are looking for something low-impact, pilates, chair workouts, light cardio, dance, and most beginner workouts will work well. If you’re up for more of a challenge, boxing, barre, dance, cardio, and HIIT will get you moving. Keep reading to get some ideas on how to start working out at home.
Get Moving With These Home Workout Ideas
From beginner to advanced, these home workout ideas cater to every level. Here are some suggestions to get started.
I love pilates. It is a great workout for the core, for posture, for strength, for flexibility, and for overall health. I like to do this along with yin yoga. If you’re new to pilates, it is a good idea to try a class first before doing this at home. Otherwise, look for online classes specially tailored for beginners to make sure that you practice safely.
Dance is one of those workouts that doesn’t really feel like a workout. There are many different types of dance workouts, from hip hope to barre (ballet style workouts), belly dancing, and various others. Most cater to all levels. This is a great way to get fit while you’re having a lot of fun. It’s also a nice way to work off stress after a long day.
Love it or hate it, cardio is always important to get that heart rate going. That is, of course, if you can safely do cardio. If you have any health conditions, always check with your doctor first. There are cardio workouts for beginners as well as super-fit people. Start with shorter low-impact workouts until you feel up to something more intense.
HIIT is ideal for those who get bored easily. There are workouts for all levels and most offer adjustments for beginners. A typical HIIT session involves various exercises, from planks to weights to jumping jacks, which are done for short bursts followed by a short active rest period. Workouts are never boring and they get you fit quickly.
Another one of my favourites, boxing helps you release stress and work off a good deal of calories in the process. Although you are not boxing anything (or anyone), you still get to do jabs, uppercuts, hooks, and other moves. Kickboxing workouts also include various kicks and knees. These videos are lots of fun and there are online classes for various levels from beginner to more advanced.
What are your favourite workouts to do at home? Share your favourite home workout videos in the comments below.