Fitness Focus: Exercise at Home

Posted on June 7th, 2012 by in Healthy Living

 

To save precious time and money, working out at home can be just the ticket. It does, however, require some motivation. Here are some tips to help you get—and keep you—all fired up to work out at home:

  • See your success. Visualize how you want to feel and what types of fitness activities you actually enjoy doing.
  • Pick a day and time to practice. Schedule time for self-care just like you would anything else.
  • Start of with something reasonable. Try 20 minutes of cardio or strength training twice a week to start and build up from there. Eventually your body craves more.
  • Get outside! Time in the great outdoors can make exercise seem effortless.
  • Get your groove on. Pick up music with a beat that moves you.
  • Find some inspiration. Snag a DVD, podcast, or a book and follow along for guidance.
  • Mix it up. Try a variety of different activities so you don’t get bored.
  • Don’t go it alone. Work out with a friend to help keep each other motivated.

About Janna Delgado, BFA, RYT 500

Janna Delgado, RYT 500, is a senior faculty member at Kripalu. An Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and AFAA-certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, Janna is Director of Yoga in the Schools for the Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL). Formerly a program leader for the IEL’s Yoga for Weight Loss program, Janna is currently the Program Advisor for Kripalu’s Healthy Living immersion program Fitness and Yoga Retreat and leads workshops for Kripalu’s R&R Retreat program. She is a regular contributor to Kripalu publications.
  • http://beyondmeds.com/ Gianna

    my experience now that I do most of my workouts at home is that once it’s a habit it requires less motivation than getting to a gym which requires packing a bag and travel…I do everything from yoga to weight training in my home and my surrounding neighborhood with very make shift and inexpensive equipment. 

  • http://www.zehrcenter.com/practice/total-shoulder-replacement/ Shoulder Replacement Surgeons

    I do exercise at home. When I started I didn’t used to do it regularly but slowly I understood, motivated my-selves and now I have made a practice to perform it daily.