Working out is good for the mind, body and soul. You might have a gym included in your student accommodation and have a fitness routine down to a T when you are at university, but what if you are at home during the holidays or summer? Gyms can be expensive and they might not always be open when you want your workout fix. Getting your fitness workout at home is a great alternative. Not only can you workout for when best works for you, whatever your schedule, it can help provide breaks between studying – improving your wellbeing.
It may require some time and a dash of motivation, but there are many workout at home fitness experts, apps and videos available online to help you get in shape from the comfort of your home. Here are some ways you can stay fit whilst at home as well as the platforms to do it:
1Rebel, a London fitness studio, launched 1Rebel TV – an online platform – which allows the gym’s go-hard fans to still access its workouts from the comfort of their own homes. 1Rebel TV features HIIT and strength workouts as well as lifestyle masterclasses on yoga, meditation and sleep. If you like full of energy vibes with expert trainers, this is your place!
1Rebel TV also offers a free five-day trial. After this, if you think it’s great -you can sign up to a monthly subscription for £15.99 or £29.99 for three months.
Another great platform to workout at home is the highly rated FiiT app. This features talented gym instructors teaching strength training, HIIT, yoga, and breathwork classes. There are 25 and 40 minute sessions of both pre-recorded and live classes, in which you can compete with friends and strangers on leaderboards. Forming an online community while you get fit at home sounds great to us!
Fiit also provides a free 14 day trial – so there’s plenty of time to decide if it’s your thing or not.
Pure Gym at home
While Pure Gyms are temporarily closed at this current time, there is still the option of doing home workouts and exercises for members. Pure Gym have posted a series of ab, HIIT and full body home workouts, along with nutrition and wellbeing tips. So, if you’re a beginner, or even an experienced fitness enthusiast, you can head over there for some guidance and inspiration.
Slow it down
Yoga is fantastic for the body with benefits including increased flexibility, improved respiration and more energy. Its purpose is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body, and there are tons of different types available to suit your needs. Perfect for when you want a workout at home as all you need is a yoga mat (or maybe a towel if you don’t have a mat) and a bottle of water, then you’re good to go. Daily Yoga is one yoga app we recommend as it caters to both beginner and advanced yogis.
Get some headspace
Finally, going out for a run is exercise in its purest form. It’s totally free to do and works wonders for your mental wellbeing. What’s not to love about that? You can get fresh air and that all important Vitamin D to keep you going. If you’re just starting out, remember to start slow with brisk walking, then progress to jogging and work up to running. Keep in mind this can take a few months and be patient with yourself. A helpful app to track progress is the Couch to 5K app which trains you, and tracks progress on a weekly basis.
So there you have it, a whirlwind tour of all the brilliant workout at home options, enough to meet anyone’s fitness preferences!
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