Fitness

Let’s Get Real on How to Make Working Out at Home Fun: 5 Tips to Revamping Your Home Workout Routine

Because why go to the gym when you can get it done at home.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Do you struggle to find the motivation to work out each day feeling unmotivated? Are you left with the same old workouts you’ve been doing for the last two years? If so, you’re not alone. Mustering up the motivation to get your daily workout in among all of the acts you have to juggle day in and day out can be a challenge. Trust us, we get it. It’s easy to fall into an exercise rut where it’s easier to just get in your PJ’s and crawl into bed at the night.  

But, throw away all of your preconceived notions about at-home workouts. Forget the idea that working out at home is boring, or that you can’t get fit by exercising in your living room. We are going to give you exactly what you need to revamp your home workout routine, and guess what? You better believe that exercising at home can be even more exciting than going to the gym. Plus, the tips we have up our sleeve may make your daily sweat session the part of your day you look forward to the most.  Sound good? Let’s look at the benefits of getting your workout in from home.

The Benefits of Working Out at Home

Save Yourself Some Money

Want to keep more money in your pocket each month? Of course you do! This is one of the best things about working out from home. You don’t have to worry about an expensive monthly gym membership fee that could cost you upwards of $100 a month. Tack on the cost of expensive fitness classes and staying fit can quickly become way more expensive than it needs to be. Instead, you can create your own little gym oasis at home, and get fit with FitOn. The FitOn app can help you stay fit at a fraction of the cost of a monthly gym membership. You can work out from anywhere without any equipment and can choose from a wide variety of popular classes so you’ll never get bored of the same old workout each day.

Home Workouts in Your PJ’s

Let’s face it, life gets busy, and it can make staying motivated to work out a challenge. However, when you can literally roll out of bed and get started with your workout right away, you leave yourself with one less excuse to skip your workout. Plus, when you exercise at home, you don’t have to worry about getting any strange looks for showing up in your PJ’s. You do you girl, we promise, no one’s judging.

Get More Done in Less Time

Have you ever shown up at the gym with all of the best intentions to get a full workout in, but got sidetracked with fellow gym members, or wound up waiting your turn to hop on the treadmill, or dare we say “dreadmill?” By the time you get your turn on the fitness machine or wrap up a conversation with a fellow gym-goer, an hour has passed, and you’ve only done a few bicep curls and a handful of sit-ups.

So, what’s the solution? Workout at home where you can set a timer, put aside distractions, and get it done! You are in charge of removing distractions at home, and you can put 15, 20, or 60 minutes aside if you have it to focus 100% of your attention on your workout. By the end of your workout sesh at home, you will likely have accomplished so much more in much less time.

5 Tips on How to Make Home Workouts Not Boring

#1 Work out with the FitOn App

If you need a little direction when it comes to what type of exercise to do, but you want to do it in the comfort of your own home, the FitOn app may be a total game changer for your fitness routine. Choose from different classes and workout with world-class trainers that make fitness fun. Plus, your favorite class is always open with the FitOn app!

#2 Get an Accountability Partner

Just because you exercise at home doesn’t mean you can’t work out with others. Make things fun by getting an accountability partner. This is the number one way to stay on top of your fitness goals, especially when you are working out from the comfort of your own home. An accountability partner will help to keep you in check, giving you that little nudge to show up and exercise each day.

Need a little help getting started? You and your friends can show up for workouts together using the FitOn app. The FitOn app even allows you to talk to your friends during your workouts, and for a little friendly competition, see where you and your friends rank on our leaderboard. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, right?

#3 Make the Ultimate Workout Playlist

There’s nothing like a motivational workout playlist to get you amped up to exercise. Create the ultimate playlist and blast that music to keep you pumped up and ready to tackle your fitness goals.

#4 Treat Yourself to New Workout Clothes

If exercising in PJ’s doesn’t quite get you motivated to exercise, then this one’s for you. Treat yourself to a few fresh fitness outfits, you deserve it! Sometimes a clothing refresh is all you need to stay motivated to show up and exercise each day.

#5 Try Something New

Variety is the spice of life, so spice up your fitness routine as often as you need. Don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same exercise day in and day out. Mixing things up is one of the best ways to make exercise fun, especially when you are exercising from home. So, how do you find new and exciting exercises to try each day? FitOn offers various popular fitness classes with different world class trainers. Test them all out until you find your favorites!

The Best Exercises for Home Workouts

  • Yoga & Pilates
  • HIIT
  • Core Strength Workouts
  • Strengthen & Tone Workouts using light weights or resistance bands

The Bottom Line

Ready to kick your home workout routine into high gear? Ready to finally get started on a health goal you set out for yourself but haven’t quite had the time or the motivation? Now is the time! Push yourself, change your view on working out from home, and get moving one workout at a time.