To workout, or not to workout? That is the question. In these strange times where our old routines feel like a distant memory, and with the majority of us now working from home, finding the motivation to workout when Netflix is just a click away isn’t easy. Turn your house into a mini gym
Don’t worry we’ve already trademarked it. Dance like nobody’s watching, until you realize you’re bouncing around on Zoom and everyone’s watching.
If cardio is key, then we've got the secrets. For the ultimate cardio workout at home, why not take it back to basics with a skipping rope. Failing that, jumping jacks, burpees and high knees are a go-to for an epic workout. And the best part? No equipment or overpriced gym membership necessary.
Kettle & Netflix crunch
On your marks, get, set, crunch. When you're watching Netflix, before the credits are finished, we challenge you to do 10 crunches. Failing that, see how many squats you can squeeze in during that painful wait for the kettle to boil.
One HIIT wonder
HIIT stands for high intensity interval training which means you do short, sharp bursts of activity followed by periods of rest. Sounds hardcore? It is, but it’s so effective. Plus a HIIT workout is proven to keep your metabolism ramped up hours and hours after your session.
Line up ten tins (pretty sure you’ve got enough in the cupboard). Score them from one to ten and go hoopla! Count up your scores. The winner gets… a tin of peaches.
Full body workout
Wouldn't it be great if there were full body workout videos available for free for all abilities and ages? Then try YouTube. With no equipment required, challenge yourself to complete one of the many full body workouts available. Fancy pushing yourself? Try a video targeting specific areas to spice things up a bit.
It's no secret that a strong core has been linked to injury prevention and better balance (yoga, here you come). If you're seeking to strengthen your core, a targeted ab workout is key.
Don your leotard and leg warmers, use your bannister as a ballet bar and imagine the teacher in Fame is shouting orders at you.
Loo roll yoga
Sit cross legged in the lotus position and balance two loo rolls on either hand as you repeat the mantra: I will not stockpile loo roll.
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