Did you know that it usually takes around three weeks for people to fall off of that new year’s resolution bandwagon they jumped on at the beginning of January?
Gyms rely on signups in January to see them through the financial year, as everyone decides ‘this year will be the year’ and then promptly stops attending classes within a month or two.
Working Out at Home
Everyone knows that you can save a lot of money by working out at home rather than working out in the gym, and with the current pandemic situation, working out at home might be a better option, at least in the short term.
Not only are you saving the price of the gym membership you probably will not use every month, but you are also staying at home, which means you are not driving to the gym and spending out on fuel -as well as raising your carbon footprint- and you have got more of an opportunity to get the kids involved in your workout, allowing your family the chance to start some healthy habits as they grow up.
Create Your Area
First thing is first, you need to designate a space that you will use for your gym. This does not need to be fancy, but it needs to be suitable somewhere.
If you can, take up the grass and replace it with better landscape materials to absorb the impact of your workout rather than injuring your joints. Ensure there is plenty of light and plenty of room to move around too.
Giving you options when it comes to your workout will mean that you are more likely to enjoy doing it.
Repurpose an Old Shed
If you have an old shed or space to put up a garden room (planners’ approval may be required), this would be an excellent space for a home workout area or gym.
It does not need to be a fancy shed or garden room, but somewhere covered out of the rain, has the space to move around, and perhaps some lighting would be a good start. If you can install electricity and a decent floor, you are only going to be improving on things!
Do Not Forget the Tech
Technology is bis business in workouts now with so many different options for getting your routine down.
For the very best results, find technology that works for you rather than tech that looks cool. A fitness tracker that you can wear on your wrist is a great place to start, measuring your steps and heart rate, and you can add other options as you go along.
A really good addition to your outside workout area is some TV or projector that can get YouTube. There are thousands of free workouts on YouTube, from quiet Tai Chi routines to morning PE with the UK’s PE teacher, Joe Wickes. A TV or projector with YouTube capabilities may be the best workout tech investment that you can get out there!