Making the decision to get fit and shape up might have been a big step for you. If that’s the case, congratulations! Now comes another important step: finding a workout routine that suits you.
Where is the BEST place to work out?
Deciding what’s best for you all comes down to personal preference, and choice of location is a prime factor.
Are you someone who finds it difficult to leave the house because of family commitments? If so, there are workout routines you can do in your own home. Or do you love to get out and about and experience nature and the elements?
You may be very happy to do your workouts in the gym – either with your own weights and cardio sessions or in gym classes – or you may need to travel a lot for work or are about to go away on holiday.
Whatever the case, let us demystify the process of deciding the right workout routines for you!
Workout Routines at Home
There are all sorts of reasons you and gyms just aren’t compatible: maybe you feel self-conscious exercising in front of other people, maybe you have young children who require constant attention – or maybe you simply don’t have a gym nearb!
The great thing is that there are plenty of workout routines that you can do in the comfort of your own home – often with little equipment necessary.
Whatever your goal, it’s easy to adapt your home workout to suit you. We’ll take you through some ideas to help get you started in our Workouts at Home article.
If you’re the type of person who likes to get out and about, there’s no reason why you can’t take your workout outdoors. Or maybe you’ve wanted to do that for ages but haven’t known what to do or how to star
In our article on outdoor workouts you’ll find all you need to know to become one of those people you see training in the park! We give you examples of exercises that are perfect for your workout, with suggestions on how to combine them into a variety of different workouts. Don’t forget your sunscreen and a cap!
Of course, many people love going to the gym, and for others it’s simply the most convenient place for them to do their workouts.
There can be many reasons why you might want to choose a gym for your workouts, including having all the equipment at your disposal and trained instructors on hand, being able to meet other like-minded people and the fact that you can go there in all weathers (and in some cases at any hour of the day).
If you’ve not stepped inside a gym before, we explain what to expect in our Gym Workout article and the sorts of exercises to include in your workout.
Gym Class Workouts
One of the benefits of going to a gym is the variety of classes available. They’re a great way to do different kinds of workout – whether it be cardio-based, strength-based or a way to have fun with a bunch of other people.
But how do you know which class to choose and what kind of workout it will give you? Read our article to find out more!
Workouts While Travelling
Got a big overseas trip planned? Or are you someone who has to travel regularly with work? There’s no need to let the fact that you’re away from home derail your health and fitness goals.
You just need to take with you exercise ideas that you can turn into workout routines you can do anywhere – in a hotel room or outdoors, either with no extra equipment or just a couple of items that take up barely any space in your luggage. Gain some inspiration from our Workouts on the Go article.