It’s a week night, and you’re sitting in your warm bed, feeling guilty because you haven’t worked out all week.
Honestly, there are few things worse than having to get all suited up in workout gear and make the long trek to your nearest gym if you really don’t want to.
How about a different solution, then? The at-home workout. That’s right, stay in your cozy room, wear that old, ripped t-shirt, and revel in the glory of getting your workout in without ever having to leave your apartment or dorm.
There are a lot of different routes to take with an at-home workout, and that’s what makes it so great. Its versatility allows you to get creative and change it up every night. Three workout categories to choose from are: Tried and True, New Age and Old School. Each will get you great results, and all you have to do is choose which one suits your lifestyle best.
Tried and True: A great resource to turn to for finding the right workout for you are magazines.
However, if you don’t want to go out and purchase the latest issue, you can always go to their websites for a specific workout that is similar to those that get printed.
Women’s Health magazine online always has great tips and tutorials for easy at-home workouts.
One of their most popular is the “No Props? No Prob” workout. This is great for a college student because if you’re not at a gym, you won’t have access to different kinds of weights, mats, or medicine balls.
The workout is aimed at getting you in shape in 15 minutes, 2-3 times per week.
Juan Carlos Santana, CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton, Florida, told the writers at Women’s Health that this workout is great because “hoisting your own body weight distributes the exercise load over multiple muscle systems, providing strength and tone without bulk.”
This sounds perfect for the college girl who wants to get toned, not ripped! For the step-by-step tutorial on how to complete this workout, visit Women’s Health.
These days, everyone is looking for workouts that the get the job done, all while having fun. There are so many workout DVDs on the market, with everything from Cardio Ballroom to the Bollywood Dance Workout, that finding the right one for you is all but guaranteed.
Julianne Hough, star of “Footloose,” and better-known for her stint on “Dancing with the Stars”, has a DVD out called “Dance with Julianne: Just Dance!” It boasts to get you the toned body of a seasoned dancer all while learning fun routines.
Comments about the workout DVDs are great places to start your research. The customers have nothing to gain or lose from posting about the workout, so you can be sure that what they’re stating, good or bad, is the truth.
Old School: If all else fails, and DVDs and online tutorials aren’t for you, there’s always the stairs.
Yes, the stairs in your apartment or dorm aren’t just for schlepping up anymore when you’re heading home. They’re for running up.
Doing sets of stairs is great because it’s free and a seriously intense workout. Start by doing one set of stairs (remember, one set is all the floors, not just one flight), then going outside and jogging once around the complex.
Over the course of a few weeks, slowly work yourself up to doing two sets of stairs, then one lap, then two sets of stairs and two laps, and so on. You’ll be seeing results in your butt and thighs in no time.
Try out one of these workouts (Or better yet, try all three!) and discover how fun and rewarding at home workouts can really be.