Being able to exercise comfortably inside your house is a wonderful opportunity. You will not need to go out of your abode to visit the public gym when you can work out at home. The time is yours, and the area is yours, so you will not really be pressured and hesitant. What’s more, excuses for not exercising are reduced as well.
Speaking of excuses, there are manifold excuses that people have and can think of, hindering them to work out. While some of their reasons are made to skip the duties of fitness, thus, invalid, some are actually telling the truth and are actually hampered by certain circumstances and conditions. One of these dilemmas is having a small space to exercise at home.
Truly, it’s hard to work out when the house does not have a wide space to do so. The limitations are tough, specifically and obviously because the location is a huge consideration when it comes to this physical activity. But it is indeed a good thing that it’s not impossible! Yes, you can still exercise even in an average or a small spot in your dwelling. And below are 7 tips on how you can do that!
1 – MOVE FURNITURE.
The house requires essential furniture for inhabitants to utilize, so their living is well and proper. In some small houses, furniture take up most space, and their homeowners think that there’s no way to work out there because of these items. However, you can always move furniture to make way for your fitness goals!
It can be temporary, like you will only transfer the sofa, the center table or the mini cabinet every time you’re going to exercise; you will bring them back to their original positions after. On the other hand, you can move them to another room for good; that is if you have other rooms where they can be situated.
Of course, when you choose to do this, you will have to be patient, putting in a little more effort into rearranging and reorganizing your house, your room and your furniture from time to time. Nonetheless, it will be worth it if it’s for the sake of being able to exercise conveniently within that space you have!
2 – USE SMALL EXERCISE EQUIPMENT.
Some people think that exercising is only possible with a treadmill or a bench press. Nope! You can use small exercise equipment that absolutely suit small spaces indoors. There you have dumbbells, jump ropes, kettlebells, resistance bands and many more; they are small compared to exercise equipment installed in gyms, which can be considered as machines too.
Using small exercise equipment is very advantageous not only for small areas but for beginners too. Oftentimes, people regret buying huge exercise tools because they do that while they are still learning about their physical capacities and while starting their wellness journey. Most small exercise equipment are budget-friendly too, so they are practical in many ways.
3 – INSTALL MIRRORS
Mirrors are not only for checking out how you look; they are not to make gyms look cool. Of course, they are used to see yourself as you exercise, to perceive if you have good posture and to observe how your body moves as you work out too.
Furthermore, mirrors help to boost spaciousness in rooms. If you have a small workout stretch in your house, and it makes you feel uncomfortable and constricted, you should install attached mirrors on its available walls. These mirrors can transform your tiny space into a cozier exercise area, which is most efficient if you are someone who hates narrow and cramped locations.
4 – DECLUTTER.
Messy stuff make small spaces even smaller. In order to maximize the small area you have for working out, look around and declutter! The dusty, dirty and dysfunctional items should be thrown away to unravel the useful space. You might need to re-order your room, so you can pave the way for more legroom.
5 – GO FOR NO-EQUIPMENT WORKOUT ROUTINES
Aside from turning to small exercise equipment to get the most out of your workout zone, you can go for no-equipment workout routines also! What you need is your body, your energy and your motivation instead!
Dance exercises are popular, and you can find tons of tutorials for various styles, songs and moves! They are so exciting also because they do not feel like exercise but just grooving to the fun! Yoga stretches can be found online too. You will only most likely need a yoga mat and a set of snuggly clothes.
It’s really nice to know that physical fitness is still possible even when you cannot afford to buy or store at home exercise equipment.
SMALL SPACE. EXERCISE BIG.
Do not let an insufficient space at home stop you from achieving the outstanding physical health that you want and need to achieve through exercising. Just be creative, be resourceful and be clever; and you will see how possible it is to exercise big in a small space inside your house!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She also writes for Fitbiz Exercise Equipment, an excellent source of the ultimate fitness equipment collections in Australia. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.