When it comes to working out at home, which workouts are the best?  First of all, you need to decide on a few things: -
  • What do you want to achieve?  
  • How much space do you have?
  • Do you have the right equipment?
  • Do you want to purchase new equipment?
  • Do you want a free workout?
  • What level of fitness are you? 

Here is a round-up of our favourites.  

NHS - Get Active - https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/  Depending on your fitness level, and where you want to start from, the NHS has a great range of home workout programs to suit your needs. There is a variety of cardio and strength exercises to choose from, all explained well in a series of videos and tutorials to get your heart pumping.  There are also some handy nutrition tips and guides available as well.
Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender - https://www.fitnessblender.com/  Fitness Blender has a fantastic range of free videos available online.  They show a range of modifications in each tutorial from beginner to advanced, so are suitable for almost everyone.  Their website also has a handy healthy living section with nutrition advice and recipes. 
Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks - https://90dayplan.thebodycoach.com  The King of PE!  Joe has a 90 day plan, which is payable and can be found on his website.  You can also find his infamous PE lessons on You Tube as well as many of his popular workouts from HIIT cardio, to senior sessions, he has it covered!  Even better, his You Tube Workouts are FREE and can be done in a relatively small space with generally no equipment!

Peloton https://www.onepeloton.co.uk/  Peloton is not just about spinning.  The app workouts range from HIIT cardio, to dancing to meditation.  You can purchase a subscription to their app and they often have deals on where you get the first 30 days for free, so you can try before you buy.  Peloton also have deals where you can purchase the app and the bike as a package, or you can use your own spin bike alongside their app.  The instructors are highly motivating and, because the classes are recorded, you can join in LIVE or in your own time and watch them back as many times as you like.

Go Local - Local instructors are now branching out into online classes.  Whether pre-recorded, live or both.  Why not ask on your local Facebook groups to see if anyone is providing a class you love, or even try something new. 

Working out from home is the perfect compromise when you are short on time or you’re unable to travel.  It is also the best time to try something new, right from the comfort of your new home.  
Top tips for home workouts: -

  1. Clear some space - anything that can fall over or on you or trip you up should be moved.
  2. Make time - check out the duration of your class, set aside enough time to get ready, do the class, and clear away and wash up at the end.  
  3. Have fun!

What workouts do you like to do at home?  Don't forget to tag us #locketloves, we love to see what you're all up to!