So you don’t like Gym’s and have just spent a good few pounds on home gym equipment, great!! You’re one step closer to reaching the goals you’ve set yourself and you should be pleased with yourself for putting your money where your mouth is. However, balancing out your body and exercising safely shouldn’t be ignored because a home gym could be even more dangerous than working out in your local gym.
Working with a gym plan will ensure you don’t overwork some muscles while neglecting others. Reading through magazines and trying out the trending exercise of the day won’t give you a solid foundation but will rather have you shifting from exercise to exercise, week-by-week, slowing results overall. It would be better to start with a foundation of exercises that meet your needs and push your progression for anywhere between 8 weeks and 6 months. This will help you to see your strong-points and the weaker points that you need improvement in.
Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers are employed to do more than tell you what to do in the gym. They will have knowledge of anatomy which allows them to notice body imbalances and help you to rectify those issues. Having a home gym doesn’t mean you can’t employ a Personal Trainer to help you increase in size while working out at home or in losing weight.
You can hit every target you set yourself while training outside of the gym it just takes more creativity and preparation. For help on your fitness journey with a programme written specifically for you, send me a message [Here].
Abu Hafs Hanif – Rep’s and Cimspa registered Fitness Instructor.
It’s cold out there I know but maintaining a level of physical activity throughout the year can and should be done as much as possible. Give yourself a head start on the multitudes of people that will turn up at the gym or outdoor group workout by increasing your physical activity/exercise levels through these 5 things, and they are:
Take the stairs is a taxing pursuit for even the most athletic and endurance hardened of us. You could work in an office, shopping centre, using public transport or visiting a friend or family member – you’ll come across stairs at some point and when you do take the opportunity to get some exercise in.
Park away from home and/or work in order to give yourself more walking time, thinking and reflection time. Doing this consistently will help you to amass a large number of steps and calories burnt per week and month.
Stand more may sound like nothing special but you burn calories standing. If you have meetings in the office stand, if you’re on public transport stand, while at home stand as much as is doable for you and stand some more.
Walk with the family brings togetherness to the family, you’ll enjoy the activity and see and experience new things and surroundings. Walking shouldn’t cost you anything but rather it will give to you.
Try our exercise ideas – you don’t need a gym membership for us to design a programme for you just a desire to better yourself and look after your health is needed. Minimal equipment needed and bold ideas that will stretch you are a guarantee, you’ll achieve your target with patient persistence.