The Home Fitness Trend

The Home Fitness Trend

Coming from a cheerleading, dance, and group fitness background, I became very dependent on working out with other people. I’ve never been that girl in the gym with headphones isolated in leg press land — but mad respect to that chick because working out alone is WAY HARDER then together. When I started
teaching my online fitness classes, I struggled with working out at home. Yes I still had the ‘feel’ of working out online with other people, but I had a hard time doing jumping jacks in my living room. Once I began to create my online fitness studio in my patio that was basically collecting dust, I became more comfortable with those jumping jacks, and my workouts got better, more sweaty, and extra challenging! 4 years later, and I am OBSESSED with working out at home and in the process of a total studio remodel. Nothing beats the convenience of rolling out of bed and getting a kick ass workout in before the sun rises, or getting home from a long day with every excuse in the world to not go to the gym, but your resistance band is staring at you! Since fitness saturated social media over the past 2 years, home fitness is now more accepted and quite trendy. Just recently, someone posted a “workout in bed” exercise series and I was impressed, but also kinda disappointed, ok very disappointed. Although I support this home fitness trend, I find myself rolling my eyes at most of the home exercise posts and the fact that people are giving into it! Try not to get too caught up on these ‘home exercise programs’ that are being thrown together by a teenager wearing her PJs. Yes we need to exercise, yes we need to stretch, yes we need to incorporate activity daily, but we also need to burn calories. Laying on your back and doing a million toe touch crunches is only going to get you so far especially if this is the only ‘activity’ you choose for the day. Don’t forget to get your heart rate up! Here is the 20 minute home workout I did today for a video I recorded for my next volume of my Meltdown and Muscleup workout series with minimal equipment and burned over 400 calories:

Two Circuits

Complete 5, 10, 15 Reps AMRAP, Count how many reps of each exercise you get in each circuit

5 Minute Circuit

  • 5 Push Up
  • 10 Warrior Row
  • 15 Kneeling Bridge to Band Pull Apart

5 Minute Circuit

  • 5 Reverse Lunge to Bicep Curl
  • 10 Chair Dips
  • 15 Romanian DeadLifts

10 Minute Circuit – complete each exercise for the amount of reps you counted from each circuit

  • Push Up
  • Warrior Row
  • Kneeling Bridge to Pull Apart
  • Reverse Lunge to Bicep Curl
  • Chair Dips
  • Romanian DeadLifts

 

 

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