Winter is now well and truly upon us and, as a result, heading outdoors to ‘pound the pavements’ is now less appealing than ever. For this reason, thousands of people are now bringing their workout indoors. If the prospect of going to the gym sounds unappealing to you, then you simply have to think about how you can move your workout back to your own home. After all, stopping through the winter will undo all of your hard work. Here’s the definitive guide on how you can transform your spare room to a part-time gym for the winter.
Clear the Clutter
This may sound basic, but if you’re going to convert your spare room into a workout zone then you need to make sure that you dedicate the space to it. It will be impossible to do all of your exercises if you’re in a cramped environment and this means that unless it is essential that something stays in there, you should move it out.
Invest in the Right Equipment
If you’re working out at home instead of the gym you’ll probably save hundreds of pounds on membership fees. Although this money-saving is a bonus, you’ll be much better reinvesting some of it in some exercise equipment as this will ensure that you’re getting the maximum benefit from your home fitness regime. Obviously, buying treadmills and cross-trainers is out of the equation, but foam rollers offered by companies such as Fitness Mad are low-cost and incredibly versatile. In addition, if you can afford them, dumbbells and sit up mats are a sound investment, and they’ll never lose their value.
Plan Your Routine around Your Schedule
When you do your fitness regime at home it can become incredibly easy to get distracted and adopt an ‘I’ll do it in a bit strategy’. However, if you can commit yourself from the outset and be strict with yourself, the task becomes much easier. Here, you have two options:
- Stick to your current fitness plan and do your routine at the same time that you would normally
- Pick a more appropriate time among you television schedule.
Whichever you choose, sticking to it is essential.
To conclude, bringing your winter workout indoors is possible but you have to stay committed. If you clean the clutter, invest in the right equipment and choose a time that suits you then you’ll be able to maintain your fitness levels throughout the winter. If not, you’ll lose all those summer gains, and nobody wants to be back at square one.
Do you have room in your home to set some space aside to workout?