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Weather you’re not able to get to the gym today or if you don’t have a gym membership there’s no excuse to not get in a great workout. You can have a fantastic workout with home fitness training.
Right now there is no surprise that with the economic downfalls gym memberships just don’t make it into the monthly budget and that’s ok… after all many gyms charge $50+ bucks a month. So what happens if you don’t have a gym membership or you can’t make it to the gym on your normal workout days…
Bring the gym to you!
Sure you can, and if you have a few pieces of workout equipment then you will definitely be on your way to seeing fat burning, muscle toning results. I will add that as you get more experienced it will be a smart idea to add to your home gym but for now that’s not a problem.
Here’s the short list of gear I recommend for your at home fitness training sessions:
I told you that the list would be short!
So now lets talk about the actual exercises that you can be doing in your home to get amazing results. First off, I recommend doing big compound exercises, or exercises that work several big muscle groups at once. This is so you get ultimate fat burning results and great feminine ripped toning results too. These compound exercises have a big range of motion which translates into a big calorie burn.
Second, for time efficiency and intensity purposes circuit workouts are a fantastic workout program for home fitness. Circuits are back to back exercises performed with little or no rest, it isn’t until all the exercises are done that you get to rest before doing it again!
Circuits are great for strength training, muscle toning and cardio workouts. It’s the best of both worlds. Plus they increase your metabolism for days after you’ve finished (yup… DAYS). So unlike normal cardio workouts, circuits actually help your body to maintain and grow muscle.
I am going to give a great circuit workout for you to give it a try, but first I want to just give a couple of exercises that are fantastic for at home workouts.
Squat with band resistance
Dips of chair
Step-ups on to chair/coffee table
Stability Ball squats
Stability ball back extension
Dumbbell shoulder press
Push-up with DB row
These are all great moves… I recommend putting together a circuit of a total of 6-10 exercises with the exercises being either for a set number of reps or a set amount of time. Here’s a great example and a great circuit workout that you can do for your home fitness training!
Body weight squat 30 reps
Push-ups 15 reps
Lunge jumps 45 seconds
Shoulder Press 12 reps
Mountain Climbers 30 seconds
Dips off chair 15 reps
SB Crunch 18 reps
Repeat this circuit for 3 times if possible! If not, that’s ok you now have something to aim for.
Below is a great video for push-ups since they are a stable for most at home fitness workouts. The push-up not only targets the arms, but the chest, abs, butt and legs too! It’s definitely an important move to make sure you have it down pact! Here’s also a squat video for the same purpose… Enjoy!