While you may not be able to enjoy our athletic facilities at Encore Resort at Reunion right now, or even get out to your usual gym, there are still plenty of ways to stay healthy and safe right in your own home! We’ve put together this full-body high intensity interval training (HIIT) circuit workout that you can do anywhere, anytime.
To start, we recommend trying 3 sets of 15 reps with 1 to 4 minutes of rest time and then adjusting accordingly.
- Jumping Jacks
- Air Squats
- Wide Arm Push-Ups
- Walking Lunges
- Mountain Climbers
These exercises are the perfect way to get your heart rate going while staying in shape. Remember to drink lots of water and only push your body to what you can do to start!
At-Home Upper Body Workout
If you’re looking for exercises focused solely on the upper body, we’ve got you covered. These workouts are a simple, yet effective way to focus on key muscle groups, and they can be done anywhere around the house. Be sure to listen to your body and only do what you’re comfortable with.
- Spider-Man Push-Ups, 3 × 10
- Pike Push-Ups 3 × 10
- Triceps Extensions 3 × 10
- Pike Through 3 × 8
- Side Push-Ups 3 × 8
- Plank-Ups 3 × 10
At-Home Beginner Workout
If you are new to working out at home and want to start off with some basic exercises and work your way up, we have the workout program for you. Again, these exercises can be done practically anywhere at any time. Make sure you stay hydrated and do only what you are comfortable with before working your way up.
- Side Raises 3 × 10
- Push-Ups 3 × 10
- Towel Curls 3 × 10
- Lunges 3 × 10
- Jump Squats 3 × 20
- Russian Twists 3 × 10
At-Home Equipment to Use
You don’t need fancy machines and weights from a gym to get in shape at home. Using basic household items is a great way to stay in shape and helps you find new ways to use at-home products. Here are a few basic ideas that can help you create your own personal gym right in your own home.
A towel isn’t just for drying off during a workout. It can be part of your workout, too! Use it for stretching exercises or arm-resistance workouts. If it’s a leg workout you’re looking for, find a smooth floor and get in the plank position. Then, using a small towel under each foot, try gliding your legs apart in a slow and controlled manner and then bring them back together.
Walls are the perfect place to work your quads and glutes with some good old fashioned wall-sits. Or use them to help balance you while stretching your legs. Who knew a wall could be an integral part of your workout?
Climbing up and down a flight of stairs is a great way to get your heart rate going and work out your legs. If you feel comfortable, trying skipping every other step. Feel the stretch in your legs as you climb. Be sure to listen to your body and never do more than you are comfortable with.
Soup cans, water bottles, or laundry detergent jugs
Any household item can be used as weights or dumbbells if used properly. These items, in particular, can help you with bicep curls, front raises, triceps kickbacks, and even overhead presses. Remember to start off with low weight and work your way up.
A chair can be a useful addition to an at-home workout routine. For legs, use a chair to help perfect your form with squats, or do some leg raises. Adding another sturdy chair (without wheels) can help you practice some triceps dips, too. Be sure the chairs are sturdy enough to support your weight and movement for each routine.
Countertop push-ups are a great way to strengthen your arms and chest without putting too much strain on your upper body. Do them in the bathroom, kitchen or anywhere there’s a sturdy countertop at your disposal.
While it may be difficult to get to a gym right now as we all work together to practice social distancing, there are still plenty of ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle right in your own home. These workouts are a great way to stay in shape and can be incorporated into your daily routine. Be sure to stay safe and stay healthy!