So far, I’ve made it through the winter with my workout regimen intact, and I’m proud of myself for not letting the holidays or bad weather break me from my routine. I’ve forced myself out of my warm bed to hit the gym and have accepted that hikes, fun outdoor workouts, and nice runs in my neighborhood are simply not an option.
Now, I’m over the cold, dark weather. I’m lucky that our lack of snow in Arizona even allows me to get to the gym, but it’s time for something different! So, I’ve put together a list of my favorite at-home exercises that’ll let you crush your workouts without facing the frigid winter temps.
Try These 3 Awesome Home Workouts
It’s a common misconception that yoga is just for stretching or relaxing. Many poses can be incredible core and upper-body builders. Plus, yoga can easily be done in any room of the house — all you need is a mat! If you’re ready to get your sweat on, try this yoga series.
2. Body-Weight Routines
Once you learn body-weight movements, you can make your own home workout routines. Common moves include pushups, lunges, squats, situps, burpees, and planks. Once you’ve got those down, mix things up by trying different workout formats anywhere you want:
- Tabata. Perform each exercise for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. Don’t stop until you’ve completed eight rounds for a total of four minutes. Then, move on to the next exercise.
- EMOM, every minute on the minute. Prepare a circuit of exercises, and determine how many reps you’ll complete of each. Begin the first exercise at the top of a minute. When you’re done, rest for whatever time you have left and start the next exercise at the top of the next minute.
- AMRAP, as many rounds/reps as possible. Determine your workout circuit, and do as many rounds as possible in a set amount of time.
3. Jumping Rope
This workout requires some equipment, but luckily, jump ropes are affordable, easy to find, and something I’ve been thankful to have. It’s fun and burns a bunch of calories, so give this jump-rope routine a try:
Perform each kind of jump for 60 seconds, one after the other. Rest for two minutes and complete two more rounds.
- Forward jump. This is just your basic jump.
- Side to side. Jump a few inches to your left as you swing the rope, then to your right, and get into a rhythm.
- Backward jump. Swing the rope backward for each jump.
- Left leg single-leg jump. Jump on just your left foot.
- Right leg single-leg jump. Jump on just your right foot
- Double jump. Jump high enough that you can pass the rope under your feet twice on every revolution. (Don’t worry if you miss or if you can’t do this consistently for 60 seconds — it’s a tough one!)
No matter where you perform your workout, you’ll feel accomplished knowing you got it done. Remember to always take care of your body by stretching and taking post-workout products to promote muscle growth and recovery.†
Ready to make the most out of your indoor workouts until we make it to spring? You can do this!
You should consult your physician or other healthcare professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or healthcare provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain, or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately, and seek appropriate medical care, if needed.
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.