With the UK currently in its third national lockdown, going to the gym is no longer an option. So what’s a girl to do when she still wants to exercise? Work out at home, obviously. Beyond the privacy it affords, there are many other benefits to an at-home workout. It’s cheaper, the queue for the shower is far shorter, and you can’t forget your sports bra. As long as you have some space to move around in and enough motivation to work out of your own volition, you’re golden.
Obviously, no one except the richy-rich will have access to all the equipment you find in a proper gym at home, but a lot of it isn't necessary to get a good sweat on. For cardio, HIIT and Pilates-based workouts you won’t need anything at all, and even for strength-based work you’ll only need a few dumbbells. Unless you’re lifting the huge weights, you can find them at places like Argos (I got some of my lighter ones at Tiger) and they can be stored under sofas or in cupboards with ease.
The best thing about working out at home is that you can choose your priorities and avoid the body-shaming that for so many people can define their gym experience. Want to avoid any mention of weight loss? Keen to try a variety of classes without shame? Need the option to flake out without taking a financial hit? That’s what the at-home workout is for.
Whether you’re short on space, a complete beginner, or dead set on deadlifts, we have an at-home workout that should work for you. Click through to find the perfect one.