MAKE WORKING OUT FROM HOME WORK FOR YOU

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T GET TO THE GYM

By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet

Stuck at home and struggling to get into the swing of at-home exercise? Follow these simple tips and you’ll soon be sweating out your stress in your very own space.  

With Covid-19 wreaking havoc all over the planet our communities are in various stages of lockdown. And for many of us, our daily gym excursions are something we are having to do without. Who would have thought we would miss our workouts so much? 

The good news is, you don’t have to drop your exercise routine entirely. Now’s your chance to make exercise at home really work for you. 

 

It's especially easy to keep exercising at home with NL Leisure and you can do so in 3 ways

VIA OUR FREE CHANNELS 

We have excellent free workouts available every day. Join us for live facebook workouts from circuits to attack blast during the week, or take advantage of our HIIT and strength workouts on Instagram.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP 

We also have an amazing new online membership available for you.. This membership costing only £10 per month comes with over 20 live classes per week, group personal training sessions and nutritional support including a monthly recipe book. For more information click HERE 

ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING 

If you are looking for something more personal you can also take advantage of our new online personal training. Clients will receive a customised home workout plan, either 4 or 8 sessions via a zoom call with one of our Personal Trainers as well as nutritional advice. For more information click HERE.

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Les Mills have also put together five simple secrets that will set you up for success.

DEDICATE TIME TO EXERCISE

For most of us the hardest part about exercise is mustering the motivation to get off the couch and get moving. Scheduling a specific time to train each day will not only shape a regular routine, it will also help manage (and eliminate) any potential distractions. To avoid spending the first half of your exercise time browsing an online library of workout options, decide on your next workout the night before (or at the end of your previous workout session). If you really want to hit the ground running, bookmark the workout, lay out your workout gear and equipment and make sure your workout space has plenty of room to move.

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CHOOSE WORKOUTS THAT WORK FOR YOU

If you’re looking for at-home workout ideas you don’t need to look far; we have an amazing online membership where we host over 20 live classes every week with a variety of cardio, strength and group personal training sessions. The internet is also  filled with all sorts of exercise ideas. The catch is, they’re not all created equally – and following a hot Instagram model’s favorite moves is unlikely to fast-track your fitness success. The most effective way to challenge your fitness, build strong lean muscles and improve your health is to follow a scientifically-backed workout that has been carefully structured to drive results.

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SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

You can create a motivating workout area simply by finding the best place to stream online workouts and keeping any exercise equipment nearby. Watch and learn how to make the most of your space here. By keeping any workout equipment organized in a basket or tidy spot you’ll stay motivated, and remove the hassle of getting “set up” every time you think about exercise. Be sure to always have a sweat towel and water on hand – rushing off to the kitchen to get a mid-workout drink won’t do your fitness goals any good.

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STAY FOCUSED

When you’re working out in a gym you’re surrounded by fellow exercisers, the focus on fitness is absolute and the chance of distraction seeping in is slim. At home it’s a different story. Kids, neighbors, your pets, your phone…they’re all on standby ready to sabotage your exercise. If you want to successfully tick off an at-home workout you need to eliminate potential interferences before they take hold – turn your phone to silent, plan your workout for a time when children or visitors won’t be around to interrupt, and make sure your dog or cat is shut away in another room. Another option – get the whole family involved, plenty of couples do at-home workouts together.

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MIX IT UP

The secret to staying on track is to find an activity you love. But doing nothing but your favorite workout will only get you so far. The best results come when you follow a weekly regime that features a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility training. It’s also important to mix up the workouts and keep introducing new activity. 

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