Sunday 23 June 2019

Now the summer holidays are approaching, there seems to be a sense of panic in the air, as everyone attempts to get summer ready. You may feel like you have left it too late to get a gym membership or a personal trainer, which makes most people lose hope, however, there are actually plenty of ways you can get fit without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Many people are under the impression that the only way to get fit fast is by sweating it out in the gym, although exercising at home can be much more beneficial. It not only saves money but can also help you reduce the amount of time wasted travelling to the gym, where there may not even be enough machines to go around. 

Take a look at this home fitness guide, which will help you on your way to achieving your dream body. 

Set yourself a goal 

The very first thing you need to do before exercising is set yourself an achievable goal. On your journey to becoming fit, it is essential to focus on realistic results which are unique to your own body and fitness levels. For example, if you're not an avid gym goer, you should start small and work your way up, because if you dive straight into activities of high intensity, you will struggle and may even cause injury, setting you back significantly. You should also make sure to establish your height to weight ratio and whether you are at a healthy size. This will allow you to determine your goals, although try not to focus too much on your weight because how you feel is much more important than numbers on a scale. To monitor your achievements, you should download an app like MyFitnessPal, which will allow you to record your daily eating and exercise habits, helping you to establish your progression. 

Find the time 

Many people use the excuse of having no time to exercise, as they may work long hours or they have kids to look after, but despite having a busy schedule, there is always time to fit in a quick workout. According to the NHS, adults between the age of 19 and 64 should try to exercise at an average of 30 minutes each day. This could involve anything from a quick yoga or body weights sessions, which you can follow on YouTube, or one of the many fitness apps, where you can follow an expert's every move. You could even split this up by doing 15 minutes in the morning (before your children wake up), and a different 15-minute exercise at night (when they go to bed), focusing on different parts of the body.

Invest in gym equipment 

If you want to get fit fast, you need to start introducing some equipment such as barbells and kettlebells, which are perfect for working the arms, legs and glutes. You could even take it up a notch and invest in a treadmill which will help you work on your cardio. Property companies like RW Invest have recognised the benefits of working from home, which is why the majority of their properties feature an in-house gym, containing all the equipment you need to reach your fitness goals without having to step out your front door.

Don’t forget to meal prep

Last but certainly not least is meal prepping, which is actually one of the most important things you need to do to see a change in your body. As the saying goes, abs are made in the kitchen, so if you want to get close to achieving those sought-after lines, prep is the way to do it. Fitness experts like the Body Coach Joe Wicks push the importance of “prepping like a boss” to help you avoid junk avoid throughout the day, which will help you burn fat more quickly when exercising.


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