While keeping fit in quarantine may require more motivation than heading to the gym, personal trainer Kayla Itsines, shares her advice on how to make your at-home workout routine last until the outbreak settles.
I’ve always been passionate about at-home and minimal- equipment workouts, because they allow people to work out at a time and place that works for them.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had so many women reaching out asking for at-home workouts and tips to get started. Here’s how…
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1. Remove all distractions
If you’re trying at-home workouts for the first time, it can be easy to get distracted. My first tip is to remove all distractions — turn off the TV, put your phone on silent and put on your favourite music playlist to really get you in the zone.
2. Make a plan
Make sure you have time set aside every day to get your workout in. I like to plan for the week ahead on a Sunday, however, if you can’t look that far in advance, try planning for the day ahead every night. This will help to hold you accountable and get that workout in even when your motivation is low.
3. Set up your workout space
If you can, set up an area of your house dedicated to your workouts with a mat, towel and any other equipment you need, so you’re ready to go at any time. If you don’t have the space, try to keep everything in one place so you can easily access them.
4. Find a program to suit you
Digital fitness and apps like SWEAT make workout plans accessible to anyone, anywhere. Following a set program will help you stay on track, keep you consistent and take the hard work out of planning your own workouts. My BBG program is made up of three, 28-minute resistance workouts each week, and is designed to be done at home in a small space and with minimal equipment. It’s important to find a program that works for you and your lifestyle, and will help you achieve your goals.
5. Work out with a buddy
If you find it hard to self-motivate, get yourself a workout buddy — either a family member or your roommate. You can even use FaceTime or Skype to work out with a friend who doesn’t live with you. It’ll hold you accountable, keep you motivated, not to mention you’ll have fun while you’re doing it!
For more inspo from Kayla Itsines, visit sweat.com or her Instagram.