What is it?
If gyms, dance halls, running tracks or playing fields aren’t for you – then exercising at home could be the answer. There has never been as many ways to get fit without stepping outside your front door – and many of them are free. There are fitness apps and YouTube videos for every type of activity or exercise you can imagine. Stairs, chairs and household objects can be used to create your own indoor circuit class. Or you could buy fitness DVDs or exercise equipment that matches the type of exercise you like to do – from high intensity training to instructor-led aerobics routines, indoor bikes to workouts with weight.
Why is it good for me?
Home exercise is:
• Flexible – you don’t have to work round gym or class times and you can do it in the middle of the night
• Inexpensive – it can even be free
• Effective – a push-up or a cardio routine is just as tough in your living room as the gym
• Adaptable – you can decide what works for you
• Fun – you can mix it up as much as you like
How much does it cost?
Home exercise can be as inexpensive or expensive as you’d like depending on the type of activity you want to do. You might choose to buy some gym equipment, however you should allow yourself time to establish your fitness schedule before spending a significant amount of money. Your routine may simply require some cheap DVDs or free YouTube videos or mobile phone apps.
What equipment do I need?
You certainly don’t need a room treadmills or elliptical trainers. Depending on the exercise you’re undertaking, a comfortable set of trainers and enough space to undertake the activity you’re planning to do you. You could also buy some dumbbells, a skipping rope or a floor mat might be all you need to get started.