Home workouts are popular because they are oftentimes cheaper and more convenient than joining a gym or attending classes.
10 popular at-home workouts that actually work, according to fitness experts
Working out is possible at home. From programs to classic moves, here are some of the most popular at-home workouts that recommended by trainers.
1. Bodyweight exercises will never go out of style.
2. High-intensity workouts can mean great results with minimal equipment or investments needed.
3. BBG by Kayla Itsines lays everything out for you, so that you can plan ahead.
"It would also be beneficial for people who work out at home to record themselves doing the workout to watch back and check their form, or use a mirror as well. When you're working out at home, you should set the app or monitor up to eye level as well, so you aren't straining to see the next moves or demos of what you're following along."
4. The Tone It Up founders have built a positive community.
5. Beachbody gets harder as you get stronger.
6. AMRAP workouts fit well in a certain amount of time.
7. Les Mills On Demand takes the thinking out of at-home workouts.
8. HIIT routines can go anywhere you do.
9. Peloton can be a good choice for people who love cycling.
10. Resistance band workouts are great for those who are into something more low-tech.
There are a few things that you should keep in mind when evaluating an at-home workout to determine whether or not it might be a good fit for you.
"[A] program should include a warm-up and cool-down in each workout session," Pitt told INSIDER. "And the sessions should be varied throughout the course of the week, including cardio training and resistance training (weights or bodyweight). Also, a program should call for at least one day totally off from exercise each week to rest and recover. The workouts themselves should have modifications for people who don't want to jump or need to tone down the difficulty, and there should be tips for proper form as well."
Making sure the person who created the program is qualified (meaning they have some sort of fitness certification or training) is also important so that you know that you can trust what they've put together.
At-home workouts may or may not be the only thing you do when it comes to fitness, but knowing that you have a good, effective workout for those days when you can't bring yourself to head to the gym, you're on the road, or you want to try something new in a judgment-free zone might give you a little peace of mind — or inspire you to get moving.
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