The lockdowns of last year brought on a new fitness craze – that is, more and more people started to see the benefits of working out at home. But if you only have so much room, how are you supposed to exercise safely with equipment? Simple! You either use simple equipment or not at all. In this post, we’ll discuss how to stay fit in a small home space.
Of course, having a space in which you can work out when you can’t make it to the gym or wish to enjoy some light exercise on your off days can be great, as can build a fully functional home gym for your own use.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of the added space this kind of approach requires. But don’t despair, keeping fit with very little home space is possible. It just takes a little bit of forethought in order to get right. If you can manage that appropriately, you’re much more likely to feel motivated to work out, even if you only have a portion of a room to do it in.
A Yoga Space
One way to how to stay fit in a small home space is by practicing yoga. All you need for a good yoga space is a little room and a place for a yoga mat. Then, you can use standing yoga poses and poses in which you lay down to stretch, hold positions, build your core strength, and more. This way, with a little practice, and the willingness to look for online resources to help, you’ll find that a daily stretching and yoga practice (perhaps even as the prerequisite to taking classes) helps you get a great workout in the morning, and this may even evolve into a spiritual practice for you.
You don’t need a bulky gym system to get strong. Dumbbells and a barbell are all you need. A kettlebell can come in handy provided you have room to swing it a little. Squats, presses, curls, and more can be achieved with such items. If you wish to keep it even simpler than that, resistance band exercises can help increase your strength and your flexibility too, particularly when it comes to targeting certain areas like strengthening your rotator cuff in the best possible manner.
Plyometrics & Calisthenics
Other amazing ways to stay fit in a small home space are by practicing plyometrics and calisthenics. Plyometrics often serve as the best means to build power, through jump training and exercising maximum force in a short amount of time. This can help you exert force, such as when lifting yourself out of a press-up, or using kettlebells as explained earlier. Calisthenics can help you exercise using your body weight as a means of resistance, such as press-ups, sit-ups, planks, and more. Following a healthy combination of both could be your best route forward here, for obvious reasons. In fact, a full combination of all of the advice above could help you schedule a proper training routine that can target your entire body.
As you can see, staying fit in a small home space is not that difficult. Some basic equipment or using your own body, you’re sure to get fit on your own terms. Not bad, despite working with limited space.
To a Fitter Healthier You,
The Fitness Wellness Mentor