30-Minute At-Home Workouts

30-Minute At-Home Workouts

A lot more of us are embracing a much healthier lifestyle. For those who do not belong to a gym but want to stay on track, technology can be personalized for at-home exercises.

A lot more of us are embracing a much healthier lifestyle.  For those who do not belong to a gym but want to stay on track, technology can be personalized for at-home exercises.

to fit into your on-the-go lifestyle and meet your fitness goals.  Mobile apps are making it easy to track your progress, keep you motivated, and help you create your own exercise routine.  You can turn your iPhone or iPad into a personal trainer.

And yes, motivation can easily get lost when you are at home and want to go on the internet, but it’s not impossible, and it is important to make time and get into a routine and stick with it.  By adding variety and changing up your exercise routine, it will help keep you motivated and provide balance.  It is motivation that gets you started, habit that keeps you going, and at-home workouts can get you into amazing shape.  Here’s to getting motivated and getting in shape with your at-home workouts.

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I was once told by a trainer that the best piece of equipment you own is your body.  Here are some basic exercises that you can do for your at-home workouts and some of their benefits.  Squats to tone your legs, while keeping yourself balanced, it will give your leg an entire workout and it also helps tone your butt. Planks for your abs. Planks work all the muscles in your core, and the benefits of strengthening your core will improve your posture.  Push-ups for your arms and chest.  The standard push-up activates most of your muscles in your body and also defines your abs, shoulders and triceps.  Lunges for better balance and posture, improve your core strength, and is another exercise that is good for getting a tone butt. The goal is to do at least 3 sets of 10 reps for each move.  If you want to increase calorie burn, take a 20-second rest between each move.

More great at-home exercises you can do are Jumping Jacks which elevate your heart rate, burn fat at a rapid rate, and also have great strengthening benefits.  It is a full-body workout that moves all of your large muscle groups, and Jumping Rope improves muscle tone in your legs and lower body, and by making you focus on your feet, it improves coordination.  If you do not have the room to use a rope, you can mimic the move without the actual rope while jumping to the beat of your workout music.  It is a great way to tone both your lower and upper body while keeping your heart rate up.

If you have a sturdy door or beam, then Suspension training is great for resistance training. Each exercise you do requires balance so your abs are constantly engaged. They are perfect for at-home workouts.

There are many variations and poses, but one of my favorites for increased flexibility and muscle strength and tone is Yoga.  All you have to do is unroll a yoga mat and you get a great calorie burn.

Sharing progress on social media can help you get motivated by others who are getting their bodies ready for summer, or you can share your own progress and get someone inspired.  Knowing you are not alone and sharing stories of success helps to motivate one another.  Persistence will make your at-home workouts a healthy habit.  You are your own fitness hero, inspire those around you, so start your at-home 30-minute workout now.

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