Do you want to start exercising but don't have the budget for expensive gym membership fees? Then try these exercises that you can do at the comfort of your own home…
If you always had the excuse of not being able to exercise at least twice a week because of expensive gym memberships and lack of time, then hopefully this post will provide you with some options to try. (Disclaimer: Before trying any exercise or fitness regimen, please consult your Doctor or health provider).
I used to say I don't have the time, the money, the gym membership or the equipment to get started with exercising. I was wrong. I realized I could actually start working out at the comfort of my own home using everyday materials that I can find in our house.
Are you ready to learn more? Then let's continue…
1. Squats – Use your Bodyweight in this exercise.
I remember when I was in high school and we were cadets, we used to be subjected to “squats” for a period of time and sometimes the heels are also lifted for added pressure. As a home exercise, all you need to do is to spread your feet slightly and then hold your arms straight while lowering your back. Take note of your posture. Do this for 20-25 repetitions or more if you like.
2. Jogging in Place – This is an all-time favorite exercise
This exercise is fun and easy to do. All you need is to start jogging, but not going anywhere. This is the very first exercise that I do every morning. 5 – 10 mins is great for starters and for more advanced people, you can do more.
3. Jumping Jacks – Another old-time favorite
You'll start in the standing position with arms on your side. Then as you jump you spread your feet apart and raise your arms. Repeat the cycle after 15 – 20 reps.
4. Push-up – A great upper body workout
If you're just beginning it's important to follow form rather than speed. Make sure that your back is straight and your chest is not touching the ground when performing push-ups.
5. Burpees – What a great way to sweat
Burpees are fun to do, burns a lot of calories, and provides workout on several muscle groups, so it's a great overall exercise.
How to Exercise at Home (Instructions)
These 5 Top exercises can be done at the comfort of your own homes. I usually start with 60 seconds of continuous repetition of each routine. Then stop for a 10-15 secs rest, then go to the next exercise routine. You can use a stopwatch or timer, but a workout timer makes it a lot easier for checking the time.
And of course, don't forget to stretch your muscles before and after each workout routine. Enjoy!