Ever have those days where you really want to in a workout,
but it just isn’t happening? Your meetings at work ran long, the kids had a
birthday party, traffic, whatever… it’s hard! Sometimes you just need 30
minutes of movement to feel rejuvenated.
Working out at a gym is great, but not always possible. Here
are some ideas on how to find a small space in your own home for emergency or
No room in your house for a gym? If you have enough floor space to lie
down, you have enough space to do a quick workout.
It doesn’t need to
be big. A corner of your guest room, living room, dining room, even your garage
or laundry room will do. Any place but your bedroom, that’s for relaxing and
sleep, and getting your heart rate up in other ways besides working out!
Dedicate a large, very sturdy laundry or wicker basket to hold a few workout
supplies out of sight when not in use, and you’re ready to go.
Buy a yoga mat.
A beach towel over carpet makes a great pad for
sit-ups and basic stretches, but it’s not grippy enough for yoga moves. And,
over a hard floor, you’ll need some padding anyway.
A couple of lightweight dumbells with a soft, grippy coating in cute colors
will make curls and tricep presses fun for anyone!
Adjustable ankle and wrist weights
will give you a range of
weights for exercises without owning a whole rack of dumbells. Once you outgrow
your 2 lb dumbells, add wrist weights to increase the weight by a tiny amount,
even as small as a quarter pound, instead of jumping up to a 4 or 5-pounder.
. How would you like a free massage every day? If
you’ve never used a foam roller to help with sore muscles, back and neck, you
will be amazed. It’s more of a stretching routine rather than a full workout,
but it will make you feel better and your workouts more effective. Try this routine for starters.
Let us know your workout ideas, we’d love to hear what you
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