Need help getting a great workout at home? Starting a home workout routine will help you reduce stress, increase physical performance, and find pain relief. In fact, studies have found that regular exercise actually has pain-relieving qualities for the knees and joints. With regular exercise, you’ll stay healthy and have more energy to do the things you love to do!
You don’t need a gym full of equipment to get a good full body workout. More and more people are ditching the gym and finding the joys of working out in their own home:
• Privacy and space to yourself
• Work out on your own schedule, anytime day or night
• Watch your favorite TV shows during your workout
• Easy access to water, snacks, and gym clothes
• Spend less time commuting to the gym and more time focusing on your workout routine
6 Easy Tips to Start a Home Workout Routine
1. Schedule Your Workouts in Advance for Consistent Results
Do you struggle to maintain a consistent workout routine? Schedule your workouts for a specific time of day when you feel most energetic, like after eating breakfast or before you watch TV in the evening. When you workout at the same time every day, whether in the morning or at night, you create a healthy habit and see faster results.
Added bonus: A recent research study found that working out at the same time every day can help speed up weight loss!
Choose a time that works best for you and your schedule. Write it down on your calendar or planner as part of your daily “to-do”. As a result, you’ll have an added sense of satisfaction when you get to check your workout off your list of daily goals!
2. Make Stretching a Part of Your Workout Routine
Stretching is an essential part of a healthy workout routine. Harvard Medical School reports that stretching should be done daily to keep muscles flexible, strong, and healthy and protect joints. Without regular stretching our muscles will tighten and become weaker during physical activity, which can cause joint pain, strains and muscle damage.
Therefore, to avoid injury you should incorporate stretching into every workout. Try these simple stretches to release sciatica and hip pain or browse Teeter’s videos for other helpful stretches you can do to progress your recovery journey.
3. Find Ways to Make Your Workout More Enjoyable
Working out probably isn’t on your list of favorite things to do. The best way to maintain a regular fitness routine is to incorporate things you enjoy into your workout and create healthy distractions for yourself.
If you combine your workout with other activities like watching TV or listening to podcasts, you keep your mind off the exertion of the workout and make burning calories more enjoyable!
Try workout equipment like the TeeterBell that include guided exercise videos from certified trainers to keep you motivated during your workout. The presence of a personal trainer, even if it’s on video, will make you feel part of a community and help you enjoy your workout more.
4. Keep Your Workouts Short and Simple in the Beginning
It’s normal to get excited about a new workout routine – you should be! Remember to start slow and keep your workouts short and simple in the beginning. This will help you stay more committed to regular exercise than if you over-exert yourself.
For the first week, start with 20-30 minutes of low-impact, stress-free cardio exercise that starts burning calories.
After the first week, you can progress to a short 10-minute core workout that focuses on strength building, then finish with 5 minutes of stretching for a well-balanced workout.
5. Add Variety to Your Workouts
You don’t have to stick to your basic crunches and lunges every day. Adding variety to your workouts will make you excited to try new exercises and more motivated to workout. Use your computer or phone to look up new workout routines.
However, we recommend you choose workouts from a safe source you trust. If you ever have worries about the safety of a certain exercise, then skip it and explore safer resources.
Look to trusted fitness brands that offer home exercise equipment with a variety of uses and include guided exercise programs and resources for you to access. Just wait, you’ll find this is an invaluable tool for getting a great workout at home.
6. Try the Teeter FreeStep for a low-impact calorie-burning workout
Have you heard about our zero-impact, full body exercise machine? The Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer is a safe and easy way to get a great workout at home. It is a stress-free home exercise machine that utilizes a smooth, natural stepping motion (rather than circular motion) and takes all the stress off the joints while still building muscle and endurance in the arms and legs.
Because of its design, it has proven to burn 17.4% more calories than a recumbent bike at the same level of exertion, so you get a full-body workout that surpasses the benefits and calorie-burn of regular gym equipment.
Adding the FreeStep to your home brings you more freedom to make health and fitness a priority in your daily routine, so you can feel better, move better, and live better.
The hardest part is getting started, but the key to any workout routine is consistency and safety. This is why Teeter specializes in joint-friendly exercise equipment that allows you to get a full-body workout at home without the pain!