Ditch the Gym: Workout at Home

There is a common misconception that you need to have a gym membership to get in shape. I want to debunk this idea. There are plenty of workouts that you can do at home with no equipment. It's like having your own private studio. I have completed MANY workouts at home in my living room. Why? Because it's extremely convenient, saves me drive time, and I don't have to worry about packing my gym bag. I go upstairs and throw on my shorts, make a messy bun, and transform my living room into my private fitness studio. Every time I do this, my cat looks at me, mystified as to why I am suddenly jumping about, breathing heavy, and gulping down water between every sweaty set. And I. LOVE. IT.

Enjoy these workouts, and comment how they went, below!

WORKOUT #1: 

Full Body Strength & Cardio Circuit (Approx. 35 minutes)

Warm up: 30 seconds of each

  • lunges
  • body weight squats
  • lateral shuffle
  • jumping jacks
  • butt kicks

Circuit: complete each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 30 second break. Repeat list 3 times

  • lung jumps
  • bridges
  • plank with leg abduction
  • tuck jump burpees
  • pushups (or modified push ups)

Stretch and Cool Down: hold each stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat list 2 times

  • glute stretch
  • standing quad stretch
  • standing hamstring stretch
  • butterly stretch
  • pec stretch
  • lying alternating glute stretch

 

WORKOUT #2:

Leg and Ab Burner

(Approx. 45 minutes)

Warm up: 30 seconds of each

  • leg swings
  • body weight squats
  • squat jumps
  • calf raises
  • crunches

Strength building: complete each exercise listed below before moving on to the next. Take a 1 minute break between each set

  • lunges 3 sets of 12
  • donkey kicks 3 sets of 12
  • skater squat 3 sets of 12
  • calf raises 3 sets of 30
  • flutter kicks 3 sets of 30
  • roman twists 3 sets of 20

Stretch and Cool Down: hold each stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat list 2 times

  • quad stretch
  • glute stretch
  • it band stretch
  • calf stretch
  • ab stretch