Check Out These At Home Workout Routine Ideas
Can’t make it to the gym, stuck inside, or just want to get in a quick workout without having to go anywhere? Sounds like you’re in need of a home workout!
There are tons of reasons why working out at home is great, but it can be hard to find a good routine that will challenge your body and also fit in your living room. Luckily, we have have a few solutions to make your search for a home workout easier.
To get you started, we put together a list of different types of exercises you can try from the comfort of your own home, like cardio, strength, and ab exercises. We’ve featured a few moves here, and you can also click into the larger post for even more suggestions.
Use this list to figure out your favorite exercises, and then take it to the next level: a full home workout program. On our Openfit app, we offer a whole range of home workout programs, including barre, HIIT, yoga, and even Live classes led by a virtual trainer! Here’s a handy guide to help you sort through all the options and find the best one for you.
Cardio: you either love it or hate it. And no, it’s not just running! “Cardio is anything that raises your heart and breathing rates, and improves the function of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system,” says Trevor Thieme, C.S.C.S., Openfit’s director of fitness and nutrition content.
There are many exercises that can help you achieve just that — even ones that can be done in your living room. Do enough of them in a row, and you’ve got yourself an at-home cardio workout!
Click here for a full cardio workout you can do at home.
2. Strength Training
You don’t need to go to a weight room to get in a solid strength training sesh! With a few dumbbells, resistance bands, or even just your bodyweight, you can do plenty of challenging, muscle-building exercises to gain strength.
And it’s worth your while — strength training exercises can help burn fat, build muscle, and boost metabolism when done correctly. Add a few of these exercises into your routine to help build muscle definition throughout your body.
P.S. Here are some ways to make your own homemade weights!
- Dumbbell bench press
- Bent over row
- Standing dumbbell curl
- Lying tricep extension
- Single-leg calf raise
Learn more about strength training workouts here.
For even more bodyweight exercises — ones that build both strength and endurance — try some calisthenics exercises. “Calisthenics is a form of bodyweight training that requires full-body control using functional movement patterns,” says Openfit fitness expert Cody Braun. Try it out with these moves.
And if you think they’re too easy…here are a few ways to make bodyweight exercises harder.
Find more bodyweight exercises here.
If you’re looking to get a set of rock hard abs, you’ll want to do more than just crunches. Doing a combination of different ab exercises will activate all of the muscles in your abdomen to give you a well-rounded workout. Check out these moves to add into your regimen.
Check out this full ab workout you can do at home here.
Yoga at home? No problem! Just lay a mat down on the ground wherever it fits and you’re ready to get flowing. Since you don’t need a lot of space and only minimal equipment (like a block or strap), it may just be one of the easiest kinds of workouts to do at home. Here are a few yoga moves for your next home practice.
Brush up on yoga basics with these beginner moves.
Like yoga, Pilates exercises are also easy to do at home because they require minimal equipment and space. Pilates is a great full body workout, and often has a lot of focus on the core. Use these moves to get a taste of what it’s like, or just to practice between classes at home.
Find more pilates moves to add to your next workout here.