5 Training tips for Workouts at Home!

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So there is no doubt the last few weeks of home quarantining and self isolation has been tough. Many of us, have seen a massive change in our daily routines. Having to work from home, negotiate home learning for our kids, and evolving into  IT experts when organizing and running family and friends Zoom meetings – https://www.instagram.com/p/B-_TSIbD9-U/ For a little added fun to your ZOOM sessions! 

But one of the hardest changes has been navigating the home work out routine. With the Gyms, PT and Pilates studio’s closed for the time being. It means our “gym” is now located where you can find a space to exercise. 

We have stressed the importance of trying to stick to your normal workout routine. Exercise and staying active is a vital part of our general health and well being. Here are our top 5 tips for making the most of your home workouts.

TIP 1: Prepare the Night Before: 
Just because you are training in your living room, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t dress appropriately. Proper gym clothes, sweat towel, and sneakers. You will start to mentally prepare and get the most out of your session as you take your brain through the usual process you would normally undertake walking into your favorite studio! Plus the added bonus of you getting to choose the music and not have to wait for any piece of equipment. 

TIP 2: Focus on Form and Technique:
Now is a great time to work on your technique and form. Most of us don’t have access to the exact equipment we would have at a gym. Maybe you only have 1 lighter set of dumbbells, or a kettlebell. Perhaps you only have bands or no equipment at all. This is the PERFECT time to ensure your technique is spot on. If you’re following an online working out – take time to familiarise yourself with the exercises. You won’t have your PT there to correct your technique, so take the time, press pause, and learn the specifics. Why not challenge yourself to learn a new movement pattern.

Tip 3: Schedule and diarise your Session: 
Yes, technically you may feel like you have all day to work out but trust me: You’re better off if you act like you don’t. Just like the pre-Corona days, you made a time to get to the gym, do a workout, or meet a friend for a workout AT A SPECIFIC TIME. This made you accountable and less likely to miss the sessions. You are more likely to succeed if you PLAN  it into your day. 

TIP 4: Continue to Train With a Partner: 
Having someone else who you are accountable too, will inspire you to get out and exercise. This is as simple as going for a walk with a friend – maintaining your social distance, or plan a ZOOM work out together. Trial online sessions – there are so many online options, now is the time to trial them and change up your routine. Make it fun. Training at home, with today’s technology, does not mean you have to train alone. 

Tip 5: PUMP UP THE VOLUME:
We have all been to the gym or exercise class and you’re just not feeling the music. Well that all changes now. Pick your favorite playlist, and TURN IT UP LOUD! 

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