Don’t want to brave the winter weather to go for a run? No worries! If you are looking for an affordable and easy winter workout without the chill factor, then consider getting some home gym equipment. Everyone knows that in winter we tend to slack off with exercise and diet, resulting in weight gain and a drop in fitness. But it doesn’t have to be so hard. With a few helpful tips, keeping fit all year round is easy!
One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep up your fitness routine is with a treadmill. Companies like CardioTech offer treadmills to buy and hire, so you can get the blood going without even leaving the house! Combine it with a fun activity, like watching television, and try to hop on and get moving for half an hour every day. Challenge yourself by aiming to complete a certain distance in a specified time.
Another simple piece of equipment for an at home gym is a dumbbell. Dumbbells can be used for many different exercises and are small enough to store away when not needed. They will last for years to come and are a great addition to any home gym.
“It’s cold.” “It’s too dark.” “I don’t have the time.” “I’m not fit enough.” Sound a bit like you? Stop the excuses! Exercising isn’t easy, but it isn’t as hard as you may think. Make it more fun by finding exercises or sports you enjoy and buying some new clothes just for exercising – make it an event!
Having a partner for exercising will help keep you motivated. Whether it’s a friend or your partner, you will be able to push each other and stop either of you from slacking off, especially in winter. A great way to find someone likeminded is to get involved in some group fitness classes in the summer and make friends there.
For more advice or to start your home gym, talk to the fitness experts at CardioTech.