In 2016, there are 6,435 fitness facilities in the UK. One out of seven people have a gym membership and is considered an all-time high penetration. When it comes to leading the health and fitness advocacy, millennials are on top of it. They see their health and wellness as an integral part of their lifestyle. From eating right to taking advantage of breaks to exercise, millennials are the perfect model to inspire us to work it.
But if the gym’s turning you off for a reason, there’s always the comforts of your home to take advantage of. Here are 5 types of workouts you can do at home.
Pilates focuses on shoulders to pelvis area that which are commonly called the “core” of the body. While studio Pilates uses special equipment, homebodies can use the mat workout classes that do not need any. Pilates’ focus is on building strength, flexibility and muscle tone rather than bulking up. It’s perfect for a home workout because it is a combination of mental and physical conditioning that is targeted towards creating a sound body inside out. Plus, if you’re worried you won’t have enough energy to do household chores after your workout, don’t be. Pilates isn’t intended to tire you out but it will leave you feeling energized but more focused.
Unbeknownst to many, Yoga is not just a type of workout, it’s a way of life that is used to promote relaxation, reduce stress and some illnesses. As opposed to other types of workout, Yoga exercises are low-impact, and focuses on meditation through proper breathing exercises. Because of this, it is recommended as a supplementary activity for cardio.
If you need a structured type of exercise, you don’t need to enroll at a gym to gain access to classes. With the help of technology, exercises are now made available at the comforts of your home through on-demand home workout programs. Home workouts are good for those who want to exercise at their most convenient time. It’s a workout plan that is customisable according to your present needs and can be adjusted with a different set of plan as you progress with it. It’s similar to when you’ve applied for a gym membership. You still have access to classes that are formatted for specific goals, only this time, it’s available to you anytime you want it. Plus, on-demand classes are not limited to a specific type of exercise, other fitness classes offer a wide range, from HIIT to Yoga.
While other home exercises are done in a vacant room in your house, try doing so in the garden, while doing Capoeira. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines dance, acrobatics, and music. It uses a mix of quick manoeuvres usually kicks and spins except with a specific technique. Its moves improve agility, reflexes and balance. Through its fast and weight-bearing movements, it enables the heart to race enough to burn calories. What’s more is that you don’t need any equipment to start Capoeira at home.
Circuit Training is intensified aerobics to focus on resistance training. It’s a series of workouts that you complete in order to move on to the next. One circuit is made up of exercises that focuses on the upper body, core and trunk, lower body, and finally, the total body workout.
Gym is Everywhere
Don’t worry if for any reason you can’t enrol to any workout classes. Exercise takes more than using equipment or moving to one place to meet your health and wellness goals. All you need to think about is that you at least consider endurance, strength, balance and flexibility when working out. You can meet these by being resourceful, improvising on how you can access types of exercises wherever you are, even at home.
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