Saturday, 20 February 2016

How to keep fit without a gym membership.

Unless you've been locked in a box during the last couple of years, you will have noticed the booming fitness frenzy which has transpired. Protein bars here, Juice + there.. an abundance of celebrities showing off their dramatic weight loss. Sam Smith, Charlotte Crosby and Adele have all dropped inches from their waist line - it is inspiring to say the least!

I like to keep a normal balanced diet without a lot of restrictions and focus on being more physically active to keep in shape. As a busy Mum of one I'll be the first to admit that it is tough to fit in regular exercise but completely doable and beneficial in a variety of ways. My favourite and most convenient way to keep fit is through videos on Youtube, there's so much choice and I can literally slot them into my day when ever I get a spare 20-30 minutes.

There's so many benefits to exercising at home, no gym fees.. no competitive stress, no need to dress for the occasion - you can do it in your PJs if you like! As long as they are not restrictive. 

I want to share with you my favourite channels, these are the fitness videos that have enabled me to gain confidence of my body and fill me with positive energy. After having my daughter I never imagined I could get any definition in my stomach again but through working out regularly with these fitness videos I have manage to sculpt subtle abs and love seeing my hard work paying off. 

Keaira LaShae offers amazing cardio workouts that always feel fun and work every bit of your body!

 When I feel like I want to build my strength rather than burn calories I turn to XHit Daily. Some of these videos can be tough however I pay attention not to over do it and I won't always complete the amount of repetitions if I don't feel ready to avoid injury.

If I don't get a chance to workout until the evening I follow some routines by Yoga with Adriene. This is a gentle workout but regular practice has serious toning effects.

Other things I count as a workout - full house clean ups, carrying my food shopping back from the store (This always ends up like a weight lifting expedition) Fun activities with my daughter; trampolining, hula hooping and skipping. 

How do you like to keep in shape?
Please check out some of the videos above as I can personally vouch that they do achieve results!