In-Home Personal Training Tips
Not only does working out at home save you the hassle of driving to the gym, getting stuck in traffic and searching for parking, but you’ll also save money on a gym membership and you won’t need to train in a crowded facility with a bunch of other people.
Some may think that you can’t get as good of a workout when training at home, but that isn’t true. Training at home is a convenient and effective choice. Here are a few tips for anyone who is looking to do some in-home training.
Make sure that you have a safe workout area. You’ll need to have enough space to be able to exercise safely. You don’t want to hurt yourself or others by stepping on or tripping over any clutter while you’re exercising. An exercise space that is out of the way and free of hazards is very important. You should have a clear space of at least six feet by six feet in size for your in-home training area. A lot of people use a portion of their living room or basement, but where you decide to workout will depend on your own unique needs and the layout of your home.
In-Home Exercises with No Equipment
When you’re training in-home, you obviously won’t have all of the exercise equipment that you would have at the gym. That’s fine. You don’t need fancy, expensive equipment to build muscle and lose weight. In fact, there are a number of exercises that you can do without any equipment at all! Some of these exercises include:
- Jumping jacks
- Leg lifts
- Jogging in place
- And many other exercises
Simple In-Home Training Equipment
If you want to add some fitness equipment to your home, there are a number of options available. It’s understandable that most people don’t want to spend the money to buy large expensive equipment and even fewer people have space in their homes to fit an entire gym, so you’ll want to purchase small and inexpensive equipment. Don’t worry, you can still get a great workout without all of that fancy machinery.
Dumbbells are a great choice for in-home training because they don’t take up very much space. Don’t worry about buying an entire set with various different weights, just purchase a few weights that you’ll think you’ll use. There are even adjustable dumbbells available so that you can change the amount of weight with ease. These are great for people with space limitations.
Other great in-home personal training equipment includes kettlebells, jump ropes, resistance bands and steps. These all give you a great workout and allow you to perform a variety of exercises while taking up minimal space. You may also want a mat or cushion to protect you when doing exercises on the hard floor.