We all know the struggle; we want to workout but once we’ve finished our 9-5pm jobs (that more and more often these days turns into the break of dawn through to evening jobs), done the food shopping, cooked a meal, bathed the kids, put the kids to bed, loaded and unloaded the dishwasher, had some resemblance of a social life, albeit via the phone screen and social media most of the time, (what did we do before social media? Did we just not speak to people?)… there really isn’t much time left in the day for ‘me time’. Even if you don’t have kids (like me), time just seems to be something of a commodity these days!
It’s no wonder that there are so many 24 hour gyms popping up all over the place. It’s bloody midnight before anyone gets a minute to themselves these days!
And to top it off, gyms are not cheap… ! A lot of them cost a small fortune and sign you up for at least a year long contract and we all know we are just throwing money down the drain if we don’t get around to using it.
The ironic thing is, we really need to keep ourselves fit and healthy to be able to keep up with our crazy pace of life. Exercise is not only hugely beneficial to our bodies, keeping us strong and healthy, ridding us of toxins and excess weight but it’s also really important for our minds. Working out is a form of meditation where we get to just focus on what’s in front of us for that small period of time, leaving us feeling refreshed and energised and releasing those much needed feelgood endorphin’s.
“Exercise is a form of meditation.”
So how do we fit in exercise when we’re already so time poor?
There are a couple of really good at-home workouts that I like to use on the days where I can’t make it to the gym but need to do something and I thought I would share them with you.
Les Mills On Demand
If you follow me on any of my social media sites, you’ll know I’m a massive advocate of Les Mills On Demand. Who wouldn’t be? All our favourite classes from the gym available online and in our own homes.
The classes are fab and easy to follow and you only need minimal equipment depending on what you are doing.
I really like body-pump so I invested in a barbel and some weights and for body-balance, another of my favourites, all you need is a yoga mat! There are also some cardio classes on there such as; body-combat, Grit, etc. for which you need no equipment at all.
There are lots of different workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home for around £10 per month. That’s cheaper than a gym membership and what some gyms charge just for one class if you go as a non-member!
And you can do a 10 day free trial to see if you like it 🙂
- Sha’bam dance
- CX Works
- RPM (spinning)
- Grit (HIIT)
- Mind Body
- Studio Dance
- Functional Training
- Post pregnancy
The class lengths range from between 20 and 60 minutes so you can choose what you feel like doing and how much time you have. It really couldn’t be easier 🙂
Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred
I really like using this when I only have 20-25 minutes to fit in a workout and want a good mixture of cardio, weight training and core work all in one session.
There are 3 different levels; beginners, intermediate and advanced. You start off with the beginner level but depending on how often you do it, you can work your way up to the other levels quite quickly and it’s nice to do them to change things up a bit.
It’s by no means an easy workout but it’s only 20-25 minutes and then you’re done.
You can either buy the DVD for around £10 or you can sometimes find it on YouTube and give it a go from there.
There are also lots of other workouts available via YouTube but the above options are my favourite at-home workouts. Will they be yours too? Let me know 🙂
Happy endorphin hunting beautiful humans 🙂
With love, Tash ❤ x