12 top tips and tricks for staying fit at home from Stef Fit
With isolation coming to an end no time soon, it’s important to make sure that you are keeping your body fit and active. Stefanie Williams, aka Stef Fit, is sharing a series of at-home workouts that can be done anywhere in your home. You can try out her first workout for BALANCE here.
In this edition, Stef shares 12 of her top tips and tricks to help you make sure you keep on track with your workouts during this tricky period.
- Activate your glutes before your workouts. The glutes are a lazy muscle so make sure they’re switched on before you start getting a sweat on.
- Give yourself a goal. Make sure that you are clear with yourself about what you want to achieve and are happy that you can do so.
- Do your workout in the morning. My clients tell me they’re far more productive because of this
- Make sure you’re warming up and cooling down. It’s a good idea to dedicate 10 minutes to both warming up and cooling down to ensure you’re getting the most out of your workouts.
- Eliminate distractions. Get rid of any distractions so that you can dedicate your time to your workout. Turn your phone off and step away from your inbox.
- Keep it simple. You only need 30 minutes of exercise to stay healthy and active (both body and mind). Keep your workout plan simple, but make it count.
- Try something different. If you feel as though your regular workouts are getting stale, try switching things up. Yoga is top of my list and it has so many benefits.
- Add a competitive edge. While we’re all in isolation it’s fun to mix things up a bit. Try a workout with family and friends online – FaceTime, Zoom and other apps are great for this!
- Create music playlists. Spend 30 mins or so creating a playlist for your next routine that will get you pumped to get through the workout.
- Get social. There’s more free choice online than ever before, with daily Instagram Live workouts, YouTube workout routines and so much more to choose from. The virtual world is your oyster right now.
- Use everyday items from around the home:
- Fill a bucket with towels or sealed veg/fruit – this makes for a great kettlebell replacement.
- You can use backpacks of sealed bags of fruit or vegetables for shoulder presses and triceps extensions.
- Popping a pillow or tea towel under your feet really ups the intensity (and fun) of your workout when it comes to sliders.
- Almost any exercise you do while holding a medicine ball or a weight can be done with a couple of heavy coffee table books.
- Track your progress and results. Taking fortnightly pictures of your body. It’s a great way to hold yourself accountable and celebrate your journey with pride.
Stefanie Williams is the PT-in-your-pocket, known for her incredible figure and informative workouts.
Click here to learn more about Stef’s app ‘Fit with Stef‘ which is loaded with videos, weekly workout plans for both the home and gym. To keep up with what Stef is up to, follow her on Instagram – @Stef_Fit.