When rainy days won’t go away stay on track anyway. These indoor exercises will help you get a good workout when the weather keeps you in.
Get your heart rate up with this full body calorie burner. To do mountain climbers, get into plank position with hands planted firmly under your shoulders. Engage your abs and bring your right knee in toward your chest. Keeping your abs and glutes engaged quickly place your right foot back to starting position and bring your left knee to your chest. Continue alternating knee to chest at a challenging pace that resembles running – or at least as close as your fitness level allows. You’ll build core and upper body strength as well as stamina.
Pull out this old gym class classic for a rainy-day workout that gets results. Boost strength and agility while you tone your quads and glutes. Why else are jumping jacks a great exercise? They improve heart health and good cholesterol levels, too.
Create your own home circuit routine
Choose four or five exercises for your home circuit routine. Good choices include jogging in place, triceps dips, squat jumps, push-ups, planks, wall sits and lunges. Mix and match a handful and make your rounds between the circuit for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your fitness level or time available.
Kettlebells are a great way to stay on the fitness track when you can’t make it to the gym. Pick one up the next time you’re in a sports or big box store They are affordable and come in a variety of weight sizes so there is one that is right for you.
Take the stairs
If you have stairs in your home, run them a few times to get your heart rate up. Add to the challenge by taking the stairs two at a time.
Get a workout in even if you don’t have any special equipment. To cycle at home, start on your back with hands lightly clasped behind your head and legs extended. Alternately bend knees and twist from your waist to first bring your left elbow to your right knee and then your right elbow to your left knee. Continue in this cycling fashion keeping your abs engaged and your breath steady.
Don’t let rainy days get you down. Get up and get going with your fitness plan. These at home exercises will help you stay on track.