Indoor Workout Ideas

Written by Erica Paredes

If you want to get fit, a gym membership isn't necessary. You can work out effectively right in the comfort of your own home! Working out at home has many benefits. It's affordable, it's private, and it's convenient! When you do so, it is best to keep a strict schedule for you to do so, and to make your home workout a non-negotiable part of your schedule.

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Jump Rope - If you are too lazy to get in your car and drive to the gym to get your treadmill time in, you might want to consider buying yourself a jump rope to keep at home for days when the rain just makes you want to stay in. You only need to clear a bit of space in order to get about 30 minutes of jump rope in. If it doesn't seem like much, wait until you start jumping. This high intensity form of training means you burn the same or more calories in less amount of time, so put on your trainers and start jumping!

Yoga - There are many yoga books and videos available for people who want to practice at home, and even if you usually go to class, there might be days when it's just not possible. Invest in an inexpensive yoga mat and get started at home. All you need is a quiet room or space! If you are not yet used to inversion, don't try it at home alone for the first time, wait until you perfect them in class to do so.

Free Weights - You can invest in light weights for home use so you can get some strength training in your day even if you are stuck at home. With 5 pound weights, you can do plank rows, lateral raises and a few other exercises without going to the gym. A 10 pound disc weight will help amp up your squats and crunches.

Circuit Training - Even with limited space, circuit training is possible with a little creativity and determination. Download an app that allows you to time at 30 second intervals so you can alternate jumping jacks, crunches, planks and squats, with about 10 seconds of rest in between exercises.


Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen
is the founder of The Parisian Diet, which is about the pleasure of eating and being able to eat all types of food.

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