Home Exercise for Short Term Fitness Goals
Our home fitness tips:
Have short term goals
There are a lot of advantages to working out at home, but one big disadvantage is missing out on a group environment that motivates you push yourself. It can become all too easy to say “this is getting hard, that’s enough” when you are all alone in your own home.
To offset this, we encourage setting short term goals that build towards your long term desired outcome. If it’s been a few years since your last workout, aim to build your sessions by increments of 5 minutes a week (so 5 minutes first week, 10 minutes next week, etc…). If your goal is to achieve a lower weight, this can take some time, and feel like you are not making progress, so it is important to create small milestones along the way.
Try new activities as your fitness builds
Putting in the hours on the treadmill is great, but if you aren’t using your new increased fitness for anything else, this can be another reason you will fall out of your exercise habits.
If you have stuck to some short term goals, your confidence may be at a point to try some new activities. I have used home workouts to prepare for starting new sports successfully (and the fact you have already done work at home will give you a head start on your new hobby)
Use Virtual Track Technology
You don’t need a blog post to tell you to watch TV while you workout. But these days, we have noticed a new trend, and seen some of the best results ever out of our customers using this new workout method.
Virtual cycle tracks are now an essential feature of a state-of-the-art cardio workout. With an internet search, there are many available products and services that provide a virtual track experience, allowing you to complete a virtual reproduction of a famous cycle track.
Depending on your budget you can use anything from a free Youtube video on your phone, to a virtual reality headset that hooks up to your exercise bike. We suggest a search on the app store for a happy middleground.