Workout From Home
want to workout from home versus going to the gym, then you too
are among thousands of others.
Not everyone feels comfortable working
out in front of other people.
Nor do they always have the
time to get
to the gym or perhaps there is not a gym close by.
Exercising at home
does not mean you are limited in what you can do.
exercise equipment, workout DVDs or even just walking shoes, you can
get active and burn calories.
Depending on what types of exercises you want to do from home will
determine what type of equipment or accessories you will
You can go for the full range of exercises with a home
gym, treadmill or elliptical or just select a few good DVDs that cover
both aerobics and strength training.
Below are a few options
and benefits of working out from home.
are one option that allows you to workout from home.
you want a gym quality workout without going to the gym then a home gym
like a Bowflex may be the right choice for you.
gyms can get rather expensive, they do offer a variety of strength
training exercises to work all your muscles.
One advantage of working out from home with your own home gym is no
waiting in line and you can
use it any time that is convenient for you.
No longer do you
have to wait your turn for a specific machine at your local
gym. Instead, you have first priority and there’s never any
waiting when you workout from home.
Of course the best advantage is that you will be
building lean muscles and increasing your metabolism. Weight
bearing exercises help tighten and tone your muscles for a leaner
The main disadvantage to a workout from home using a home gym is you do
not get the long sustained cardio workouts.
manufacturers of home gyms are now offering cardio equipment like
This machine is like a stair stepper and
treadmill in one piece of equipment. With the TreadClimber you burn
twice as many calories versus using just a treadmill.
videos are a great way to mix up your routine and add some
variety when you workout from home.
With a DVD it’s easy and convenient and inexpensive
workout from home when ever you want.
Just push the furniture
the way, pop in the DVD and start burning calories.
home doesn’t have to be boring or repetitious with a DVD exercise
program. They are great for beginners to advance exercisers.
are hundreds of exercise DVDs available for purchase online or in
stores. Each offers something a bit different so you are sure
something that fits your exercise needs.
Many come with
equipment like a resistance band, exercise ball or even an amp
Here are just a few of my favorites to select from to kick start your
main disadvantage to DVDs
is that you have to buy before you try in many cases. If you
are unsure of what DVDs fit your exercise needs, then here is a
website I came across (videofitness.com
with many reviews of hundreds of DVDs.
select the type of workout you want or from their drop down in the
upper right corner select “search VF” and type in a DVD you want to see
a review on.
Another way is to rent it before you buy it. I have started
using my Netflix account to give them a try first (if they have the
DVD) and rent it first. If I like it, then I can buy it on
Amazon, E-bay or direct from a store.
Remember you don’t need
every DVD on the market to mix up your workout, just pick a few to
start with and build it from there
and ellipticals offer a great way to get a good cardio workout
regardless of the weather outside. Although most gyms have
treadmills and elliptical machines, having one in your own home keeps
your workout from home schedule more flexible and convenient.
a crowded gym means waiting in line for equipment to become available.
Instead, invest in a treadmill or elliptical that offers a great
workout in your home.
With your own cardio equipment you can walk, jog or even run indoors on
your own schedule.
You can mix and match your routines by adding
some strength training in between
Just increase the incline, alternate
between walking and sprinting or what ever workout routines you design
to keep it varied and burn calories.
Treadmills and elliptical machines are less costly than a full home gym
and can be easily tucked away in a corner when you are done.
Another advantage with these machines is you can multi
You can set the timer for dinner, hop on your machine and get a quick
30 minute workout while dinner is cooking.
If you opt for a
slower walking workout you can even read a book or catch your favorite
TV show. Just as a warning however, be sure you still stay
focused on your workout and don’t slow down too much because of being
Another great and fun option to workout from home is the Wii Fit
Another great way to workout without visiting the gym is to bike your
way to fitness. The great thing about biking is it gets you outdoors. You can use it as an alternative to the car for shorter trips.
Use your own body and gravity to get a great strength training workout
from home. Body weight exercises can be done for the upper and lower body as well as your core muscles.
Try some of these example circuit training workouts to mix up your
strength training and cardio workouts.