Here are a few tips for successful workouts at home to keep you motivated, engaged, and active even for the busiest of schedules.
I stopped working out at Pure Barre when I found out I was pregnant with our third baby to save money and started working out at home. It came with positives and challenges and I have learned a lot over the last year and a half of working out at home and hope these tips for successful workouts at home help you too!
1. Find a designated work out space.
It doesn’t have to be a fancy at home gym but having a designated space in your home that is your work out space will help. I use my master bedroom where we have a open area by a large mirror. The mirror helps me stay in good form and focused throughout the workout. I keep my hand weights, yoga mat, and ball under my bed for ease.
2. Set a schedule.
Just like you would find a schedule for working out in a gym or at a studio, having a schedule for successful workouts at home is key. Set a reasonable goal in terms of days of week and when the workout will happen. Are you going to wake up early and workout, while kids are at school, during nap time, or in the evening? Experiment with a good schedule for you and when you find a day/time that works for you, stick to it!
3. Remove distractions.
Do not try to work out in a room where the TV is on or kids are playing where you will be tempted to stop or half pay attention. Put your phone in another room and ignore the texts/emails until after your workout is done.
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Do you work out at home? What helps you be successful?