Do you want the secret to staying in shape? Here’s a hint: It has nothing to do with top-notch toning equipment, trendy gym gear, pricey diet programs, or a front-row seat at a swanky spin class.
The only toning trick you need is to find a fitness routine you have time to complete.
So often we set impractical fitness goals, such as waking up in time to make a 6 a.m. Pilates class or assuming you’ll still have motivation at the end of the day to tolerate driving to the gym in rush-hour traffic. Since a lack of time is responsible for more missed workouts than anything else, the best health hack is to eliminate the extra commute time and make your workout short and simple.
It’s easy to be consistent when aerobics are accessible and accommodating to your schedule. Which is why, for the month of October, we transformed your home into your very own personal gym. This will become especially valuable in the upcoming winter months when it’s just too cold to leave the house. By using common household items such as a tennis ball, a pair of socks, or a hand towel as a toning tool, you can achieve the results you desire and increase your dedication to staying fit, all while saving time and money.
This week’s workout is built around your stairs. Since most homes in the Philadelphia area are equipped with steps, you have all you need to improve your heart health, muscle definition, and balance, and to burn those pesky pounds. For best results, repeat this entire circuit three times.
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