Home Workout

Home workout – The Driving Force Behind The Revolution?

There’s a huge transformation in what is happening behind many closed doors especially when it comes to a home workout.

Pinterest’s statistics published at the end of last year indicate that we’re moving towards a complete revolution for fitness at home. In November 2019, the searches for “simple exercises for weight training” went up by 1423%. There was also an increase in the searches regarding “HIIT workout at home” by 290%. These statistics were taken from Evening Standard.

Gym memberships

Financial watchdogs have reported that fitness clubs and gyms are on the rise. Although having a membership isn’t enough for most people. Fridge Raiders is a protein-snack company that revealed last year that people wasted approximately £4 billion on plenty of gym memberships they never bothered using.

A company that’s famous for its chicken bites conducted excellent research. Even though it wasn’t entirely clear, its results were startling. The findings might be shocking to those who have an old membership card lying in the drawer. It suggests that billions of people are only wasting money. They are paying about £35 each month on something that they will not utilize.

Home workout

According to Shape, a fitness website, home workouts are becoming increasingly popular because people are so consumed by responsibilities that they don’t have time to go to the gym. Therefore, people are craving exercising opportunities at the place and time that is suitable for them.

Evidence suggests that exercising regularly is the best way to keep your body healthy and steer clear of serious illnesses such as cancer, dementia, and diabetes. Below are the five reasons that will compel you to get on the bandwagon of home workouts.

  1. You can fight your fears:

In the study conducted by Fridge Raiders, it was seen that people didn’t continue going to gyms because they felt intimidated. According to the results, 22% of people felt that that entire experience was intimidating. Furthermore 18% said that they felt other people were constantly watching them. Suppose you have some training equipment in your house. In that case, you can easily workout without having to worry about many things. These things are usually being scrutinized, gawked at, corrected by trainers, or by other gym-goers who want to become acquaintances with you.

  1. You can utilize your time in a better way:

When you are busy in your lifestyle with relationships, family commitments, work, and social life, you’ll be left with only a little bit of time for exercise. If you’re particularly not so fond of exercising, you won’t make an effort to include it in your busy schedule.

When you work out at home, you can select the exercise equipment yourself and change your lazy habits. That’s because you wouldn’t need to waste any time coordinating a sports outfit, packing your sports bar, and then driving yourself to the sports centre or gym. You can immediately start exercising in the comfort of your home and do an intense half-hour exercise. That will make a huge difference in your fitness and health.

  1. You can train hard without any distractions:

Commonly, people go to gyms, lift some heavyweights and spend the rest of their time at the sauna. Usually, at homes, there isn’t a sauna, and that helps to remove all temptation. You’ll stay more focused on your goal to get yourself in shape. Turn up the music, get your equipment and start working out in a distraction-free environment.

  1. You’ll save a lot of money:

You will have to spend a little bit on the equipment you need for workouts. However, it’s a one-time investment. You can spend the money you have saved from that unused membership of the gym. You don’t need to get a lot of equipment; only a few pieces can make your muscles work. With this, you’ll spend less than spending on expensive memberships, and in the long-run, you can make a sustainable and lasting difference.

  1. There are no dressing limitations:

These days, the sports fashion industry is doing great. Many people are spending a lot on muscle-fit tops and leggings with tight-fitting. To avoid putting so much hard work into your appearance before working out, you can simply exercise at home. All you need is an old shirt.

Journey to become fitter – The long and tiring process

Starting Your Journey To Becoming Fitter

The journey to becoming fitter may seem long and tiring at the beginning. You will come to different bridges, hills, turnings and roundabouts all the time. The bridges aren’t too bad… You have had a hard day at work, all you want to do is go home, stick your feet up and watch coronation street with a nice cold can of beer or glass of wine.. But in the back of your mind your thinking “I should really go to the gym but I can’t be bothered” so eventually you drag yourself to the gym even though you can’t be bothered. You start the workout and actually begin to enjoy it! Once you have finished (even if it wasn’t a great workout) you feel great from it because you could have been lazy and not bothered, but instead you decided to overcome that small bridge and get to the other side!

The Results Are Worth The Wait

The hills are horrible, long and annoying! There is not one client I have that hasn’t experienced this. You start your journey to becoming fitter at the bottom of a small hill and within the first 3-6 weeks you see amazing results straight away, then after this things seem to slow down. This hill suddenly begins to get steeper and steeper every time you reach a new goal.

Eventually it gets to the point where you feel that you are not making any changes and it is impossible to change any more than you already have.

Persistence Is Key

When climbing a hill, the only way to get over it is by continuing on in the same direction striving for the top. You will get there eventually, it just takes time and patience. There are ways to speed this up in terms of fitness. I can always advice you on the best foods, supplements and new styles of training which you can implement into your regime. Just ask!

Create A Plan

The next point of your journey to becoming fitter will take you down the long winding road of nutrition and you come to a T junction (you know where I am going with this!). One way is what is prescribed in your fitness plan set by yours truly, the other can be a number of things:

  • Peer pressure from friends asking you to drink or eat absolute crap
  • You’re home late from work, can’t be bothered cooking so you get a take away
  • You’ve at the supermarket and you see that amazing chocolate fudge cake in the corner of your eye and just have to grab it… It’s on offer after all!

How can we block these urges?

Peer pressure is a horrible thing to go through. One way I look at it is, at the end of the day, if you aren’t strong willed enough to say no to your friends, you aren’t strong willed enough to change your body. Your friends and family will understand if you explain to them what you are going through. You are paying for a service from a fitness professional or a gym membership, if you do not follow what has been given to you, your throwing money and valuable life lessons away!

Food Prep

Getting home from work late absolutely starving is horrible. Why wait 45 minutes for a takeaway when you can just warm up the food that you prepared the day before?!? If you do not already prepare your food you need to start! This is the best thing you can EVER do to help you through your journey to becoming fitter. It saves time, ensures you are eating correctly and stops you from even thinking about cheating. The saying “failure to prepare is preparing to fail” comes to mind.

Prepare a List

Supermarkets are great at catching your eye with great deals on crappy sugary food. I don’t blame you at all for have a quick peak down the desert isle as the layout of the supermarket will most likely take you that way to entice you into buying more rubbish than you need! A few ways to stop you from buying things don’t need is to create a shopping list and stick to it! If you also go shopping on a full stomach you will not crave as much rubbish as usual and just stick to buying what you need rather than what you want.

Be Creative!

Lastly roundabouts. We have all been there at some point in life, not just in the gym but also our everyday routine. Wake up, go to work, come home, eat, go to bed, REPEAT. The same boring cycle can happen in the gym. Get there, do the same boring workout, feel rubbish after it because you are used to the exercises, go home feeling like you have only gone the gym for the sake of it.

There is nothing worse! Exercise can and should be fun. It’s very rare (hopefully it has never happened before) that a workout with any PT is boring. That’s because we switch things up and keep things interesting. You have a plan that you take with you to the gym which is perfectly fine. It doesn’t mean you cannot deviate from this every so often or even ask for a new plan because you find it boring. We will not take offence to this (much) because I have been in the same situation before! Get out of the boring routine and enjoy working out!

Get the right equipment

If you aren’t at gym, you need the right equipment! Items you should be looking for is a Squat Rack, a Bench, and at least some dumbbells. With these three simple items you can turn a dusty old garage into your dream home gym. All it takes is just a few clicks of our website. Remember saving space is key, so try to buy equipment that can do a number of things. Free weights are always a great go to piece of kit as the exercises you can perform are limitless.

Ask For Help

Remember we are always here to help each and every one of you. You should never hesitate to ask us a question. Even if you think it is a stupid one, chances are it is. Although it will still be relevant to you. We will make sure we get back to you as soon as we can to settle anything you need.

Summary

This picture sums it up perfectly. In order to change, you have to go through suffering to get what you want. Your body is the marble, the decisions you make can be your hammer. Hammer away at those goals and you will get the body you want!

Keep on smashing the gym, your home fitness and your nutrition too. I believe that everyone can change, sometimes they just need a push in the right direction.