Simple exercises to get fitter at home
We might be restricted to leaving our homes once per day for exercise, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more we can do at home to keep mentally and physically fit.
We have pulled together a home-based fitness challenge for those of all abilities. The challenges are broken down by fitness level, so start where you’re comfortable, and get ready to break a sweat!
Fitness Challenge for Beginners:
For beginners, see if you can complete one set of the below every day for one week: 20 jumping jacks, 20 sit ups, 10 squats, 10 push ups.
Feel free to add more repetitions of the exercises if you think you can do more.
Fitness Challenge for Intermediates
If you’re not new to the fitness game, but want to improve your strength, complete the below every day for one week: 20 lunges, 20 squats, 20 push ups, 20 bicycle crunches, 40 jumping jacks, 5 burpees.
Want to push yourself further, why not set a timer for ten minutes, and see how many reps you can do.
Fitness Challenge for the Advanced
For a real challenge, complete the below every day for one week: 50 lunges, 50 squats, 40 push ups, 40 bicycle crunches, 100 jumping jacks, 20 burpees.
Our Insider Tips
Form is absolutely essential when completing these challenges! We’ve listed some quick tips to make sure you get the most out of every workout here:
Push Ups: When you complete a push up, make sure that your elbows are pointing back, rather than out. This will keep your shoulders safe. Feel free to drop to your knees if the press up is too much, but make sure that you keep your bottom low, as well, so you’re still loading your arms with weight.
Squats: When completing a squat, make sure that your knees do not extend beyond your toes! Go as low as is comfortable.
Even inside, there is still plenty to do to say fit and healthy. Happy exercising!