Continue your optimize your training and reach your fitness goals…even from home!
With a quarantine in full-swing for most of the nation and social distancing being asked of us, it makes getting to the gym, well, a bit tricky. So, we have to get creative and learn how to adapt our gym training to and make it doable at home.
At F45 Training, we’re here to support your fitness goals — from the comfort of your own home! Now, more than ever is the time to stay healthy! Learn more about how you can transition your training from the gym to your home.
Making the Transition From the Gym To Your Home
Let’s be honest — right now, the situation we’re in, is stressful and there is no guidebook on how to navigate it. If you’ve been lucky enough to work from home, that in itself is a lot of change you have to familiarize yourself with, and it’s not likely a situation where you feel like you have extra time. If you’ve been laid off or furloughed, a training program at home may be exactly what you need.
So, if it’s been tough for you to get a training routine going, that’s okay. What’s important is that you move your body.
The great thing about F45 Training is a lot of our workouts can be adjusted for you to do at home, after all, they’re a variety of HIIT, cardio, and resistance. When you’re creating a space at home think about these things:
Resistance – What can you use in your resistance training? Do you have bands or dumbbells? These are items that can be purchased for a relatively cheap price, but you can also use what you have around you. Depending on how much weight you want to use, you could use anything from soup cans to one-gallon water jugs.
HIIT – HIIT movements are wonderful because you don’t need a ton of space to do them in. Some things to keep in mind are the height of your ceilings — can they accommodate you jumping rope. How about your floors? Will you need a yoga mat to make a hard surface more comfortable?
Cardio – What kinds of cardio equipment do you have? If you’re without a treadmill or stationary bike, you can also run outside your neighborhood or in your backyard.
Some other things to think about to make your home training more effective is a pull-up bar and timer — other than a few essentials, you can keep your training afloat and still conquer your goals even amidst quarantine!
The thing is with at-home training is you just have to get moving — and you can get as creative as you want. Below are a few ways to get more movement in your day.
Take the stairs – If you have stairs in your home or even your apartment complex, use them! Sure, it could a little tedious and monotonous, but set a timer for 10 minutes and walk up and down the stairs. If you’re looking for more cardio, run the stairs! Want to work your glutes? Grab a pair of dumbs (or something equivalent) and do steps onto the first or second stair.
Don’t forget burpees! – Burpees are an easy and effective way to get moving — do 10 burpees on the hour every hour when you’re working from home or as a commercial break when you’re watching TV! The movement doesn’t always have to be burpees, either. Switch things up with jumping jacks, mountain climbers, bodyweight squats, and beyond!
Lunch hour power – A great way to reintroduce a routine is to a take lunch break at the same time every day and get your workout in or at least go for a long stroll around the neighborhood.
There are countless ways you can get more movement into your day, so do what you love and what will keep you motivated!
Transitioning your training doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact, you should be able to pick up exactly where you left off!