Home Workouts – How to Get Fit Without Leaving the Comfort of Home

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No matter your fitness goals – building endurance, increasing strength or burning calories to manage waistline – there are numerous methods you can do from the convenience of your own home.

Home workouts are convenient and can save money on gym membership fees and parking expenses. Plus, exercising in your own space at times that work for you – such as after work or during your favorite TV show!

No Gym Equipment

Home gyms can help overcome two of the greatest barriers to exercise: time and money. By being creative, you can build an excellent workout space at home for less than the cost of monthly membership fees at traditional gyms.

Your equipment budget will determine your starting point; buy quality pieces that will stand the test of time to maximize return on investment.

One advantage of having your own home gym is being able to exercise whenever it suits you – work, kids or bad weather can always create opportunities to exercise whenever they occur; and you don’t have to make up missed workout sessions later – even full body workouts in pajamas (something most gyms frown upon)! With just a few inexpensive items and bodyweight exercises you’re ready to start working out whenever the mood strikes! It is an excellent solution for people who find motivation difficult or finding it challenging getting outside when things become hectic!

High-Intensity Interval Training

HIIT is an effective workout without requiring equipment. You can do HIIT workouts indoors on a treadmill or stationary bike or outdoors when running, cycling or jogging.

At each workout session, you should alternate short bursts of intense exercise with slower recovery periods, with intensity levels tailored specifically to your fitness level and type. For instance, on a treadmill you might choose a fast pace for one minute followed by two minutes of walking at a slower pace.

These workouts help increase your anaerobic capacity, which refers to your body’s ability to exercise without running out of energy sources such as glucose. They also create something called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption which allows you to burn more calories post-workout.

However, high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts may be too intense for some individuals. People looking to become fit quickly or haven’t exercised regularly in some time may push themselves too hard, leading them to injure themselves during these workouts. At UC Davis Health sports medicine physicians have treated many such injuries due to HIIT workouts.

Weight Training

No matter your fitness goals, building a solid home-based strength training foundation is key to reaching them. No need for costly gym membership – your body weight and some basic tools like dumbbells or resistance bands should suffice to start strength training at home!

Success with weight training lies in starting small and gradually building intensity over time. When starting out, select a weight you can lift for 10-15 repetitions without losing proper form, gradually increasing both amount of weight lifted and number of reps as your muscle strength improves.

Kelsey Wells’ PWR, PWR At Home and PWR Fusion programs provide an ideal way to explore this versatile training style by mixing free weights with gym machines in workouts specifically designed to build muscle mass and increase endurance.


Cardio, or cardiovascular, exercise works to stretch and strengthen major muscle groups in the body while increasing heart rate, respiration, blood flow and oxygen levels. Cardio can help regulate blood sugar, improve mood, enhance sleep quality, lower stress levels and boost metabolism while stimulating metabolism as a result.

Cardio workouts typically produce heat and sweat, which is good! Endorphins released through exercise provide a natural “runner’s high” that lifts spirits.

Home workouts provide a convenient and cost-cutting way to increase heart rate without long walks or other low-intensity activities. Plus, working out at home will save on gym membership fees! However, recovery days should still be included into your fitness plan to build muscles and stamina for peak performance; try new exercise routines to keep sessions engaging!

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