5 Tips on How to Start a Workout Routine at Home Right Now

5 Tips on How to Start a Workout Routine at Home Right Now

“Right now, my mindset is to kind of take everything one day at a time, one step at a time...”

—Simone Biles (Olympic Gymnast)

Did you know one of the hardest things to start is a routine, especially a workout routine? You definitely want to exercise but aren’t motivated or are intimidated.

Why is this?

One major reason is because you’re not taking things one step at a time (like Simone Biles does).

Starting a workout routine at home can be tough. Really tough. You might even make excuses not to work out that sound something like, “I’m too tired” or “I don’t have time.”

This is why you need to take things one step at a time, especially starting a workout routine, because it will make the process a lot easier and manageable.

We at Ready, Set, Gold! are here to show you how to get started with an at-home workout routine. Right now.

Ready, set...let’s begin!

1. Schedule your workout

Add your workout to your phone’s calendar, notes, or to your planner. Whatever you do, just schedule it. You’re more likely to actually work out because you’ve committed to it (like you would an appointment, school, work, etc.).

2. Lay your workout clothes out the night before

This includes your shirt, shorts/pants, socks, shoes and whatever else you need. Lay everything at the end of your bed, on a chair or on your couch (if you’re working out in your living room).

By laying out your workout clothes the night before, you’re guaranteed to get dressed and be ready!

3. Pick where you want to work out

Do you live in an apartment? House? Either way, you want to find a space that gives you room to move around freely during your workout. That may end up being your living room or even your bedroom.

Have a yard or access to a park? Take your workout outside on nice days!

(Photo taken pre-COVID)

4. Choose the type of workout

What are you most interested in? Gaining muscle? Losing weight? Increasing flexibility? All three? Whatever you pick, focus on that first.

Remember: One step at a time.

Need a few workouts to start with? We’ve got you covered! Here are some workouts featuring some of our awesome Ready, Set, Gold! Olympians and Paralympians

Warm Up with Olympian Tanya Danvers

Always warm up! Tanya shows you her favorite move, which is an excellent warmup.

Upper-Body Workout with Paralympian Candace Cable

Build some muscle! Candace leads you through a short but effective upper-body workout.

Cardio & Strength Workout with Olympian Ann Meyers Drysdale

Get that heart rate up! Ann introduces you to quick workout that will easily get your heart rate going.

Stretching Routine with Olympian Giddeon Massie

Stretching is equally important as exercising! Giddeon guides you through a stretching routine to prevent tight muscles.

5. Believe in yourself.

Enough said!

Now it’s time to ready, set, go get your workout on!

Starting an exercise routine can be tough. But take it one step at a time, and you’ll have a routine that you’ll stick with. Now that you have these tips, you can get started!

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