Now that summer is in full swing, it can be hard to find the motivation to get to the gym. Who wants to work out inside when you’ve been sitting at your desk all day?
Whether you’re back in the office or working from home, there are many ways you can stay active and work out without heading to the gym. These at-home workout ideas will let you get a quick sweat in and save you time on your gym commute!
Take Advantage of Boutique Fitness Free Trials
Many boutique fitness studios record their workouts for at-home use. You can find great exercise class options for all levels and fitness goals without losing the motivation of an instructor to guide you through your workout.
Although most classes require a fee for permanent membership, this is a great opportunity to try out a new workout without the pressure of the in-person experience.
Try a Yoga Sculpt class from CorePower’s free library, a barre class with Barre3’s 15-day free trial, or a low-impact sculpting class from Melissa Wood Health.
Many of these classes require no equipment, and you’ll get the sweat you need without driving to the studio or paying for a full gym membership.
Explore Your Neighborhood
Looking to enjoy the summer heat and clear your head? Lace up your sneakers during your lunch break and get outside to explore your neighborhood.
If you’re back in the office, you may discover a new lunch or coffee spot to try. If you’re working from home, try taking a different route than usual – you may discover an area of your neighborhood that you didn’t even know existed!
Even a 10-minute break for fresh air will stimulate your mind and allow you to come back to your desk ready to tackle your next project.
Break Up Your Workday with Hourly Movement
With summer travel and activities, sometimes it’s difficult to set aside the time for a full workout.
On days when your calendar is full, try setting a reminder each hour to take your eyes away from your computer screen and get some movement.
Setting a goal to move around every hour – even for a minute – is a great way to get your heart rate up, refocus, and keep your mind and body active. Try doing 50 jumping jacks, 5 push-ups, or 10 squats every hour. At the end of your workday, you’ll have hit 400 jumping jacks!
There are plenty of ways you can stay active during the day without a gym membership and incorporate movement into your day. Creating habits that weave these activities seamlessly into your schedule will help you increase productivity, stay focused, and feel ready to take on summer!