UPDATED November 7th, 2017
When it’s cold outside, at-home workouts are even more appealing for busy moms. Before you know it, the holidays will be over and bikini season will be looming on the horizon. Even if you hate the gym or just don’t ever seem to be able to find the time to go, there’s no excuse for neglecting your fitness. Staying in shape makes you look better, feel better and gives you extra energy to make it through a hectic day.
These days, at-home workouts are much more than a Jane Fonda aerobics video. There are tons of fun and interesting ways to fit some exercise into your schedule. And variety is not just the spice of life, it’s key for weight loss. As personal trainer and spokesman for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Gregory Florez says, “Almost every time we see clients hit a weight loss plateau, it’s because they’re not varying their exercise routines enough.” To help you melt away your extra winter layer without leaving the comfort of your living room, we’ve found 15 fun and easy at-home workouts and fitness tips to get you going.
- Body Weight Training The American College of Sports Medicine’s survey of 2015 fitness trends puts body weight training at the top of the list. This is very good news for gym haters since you don’t need any equipment for this workout—think push-ups, planks and leg lifts. If you need some inspiration, check out Animal Flow, the hot new craze that incorporates animal-inspired movement with body weight exercises.