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Level Up Your At-Home Workout.

Struggling to find your pre-social distancing fitness routine? Here's how to gain motivation and level up your workout at home.

Chances are that settling into your routine of social distancing could leave you feeling lethargic, unfocused and less motivated. The F45 Athletics team have curated handy tips to bring the spark back into your workout.

Lauren Vickers - F45 Training

F45 Training Athletics Team Manager

Adjust your goals

Setting clear goals is an important step in boosting your motivation and defining the path you should take to reach your objectives. Your original goals of getting ready for that 10K fun run, losing weight for your sister’s wedding, or getting in shape before your big holiday might be momentarily on hold for now; however, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take time for yourself to get stronger and healthier. 

You may need to embrace more of an intrinsic focus during these uncertain times. For example, your new goal could be to move your body for 45 minutes a day to take time out for yourself, feel more balanced and improve your strength. 
Tip: Write your new goals on Post-it notes and stick them to your bathroom mirror so that you are reminded of them often. Talk to your trainers about how they can help keep  you accountable and achieve your goals.

Set out a dedicated workout space

Much like designating a certain area of your house as a workspace to give you a healthy separation between your work life and your home life, setting up a dedicated workout space helps encourage a regular exercise routine. 

Have enough space for your exercise mat and some equipment (or creative alternatives), where you ideally can move forwards, backwards and side-to-side without restriction. Somewhere with fresh air flow is preferable, and of course, something to prop your phone or laptop on so that you can follow along with F45 ​virtual workouts​!

Coming to your designated workout space regularly will make it more of a ritual, and can help inspire you to keep up your routine.

Eliminate the excuses

Preparation is the key to staying on track. 
No time?
Book your sessions into your calendar for the same time each day. Most people will find that getting a workout done and dusted in the morning is the best option, as they are more likely to feel  tired at the end of the work day. 
Set your alarm for the same time every day and put your phone or clock out of reach so that you have to get up to turn it off. Lay out your workout clothes the night before with a sweat towel and your water bottle. 
Motivation running low? 
Enlist a virtual workout buddy! It could be a friend, colleague, cousin or someone that you would normally see at the gym. Make a no excuses pact to join a virtual workout session together 3-4 times a week, and  message each other regularly to keep each other accountable.

Up the ante

Increasing the resistance or load within an exercise is a great way to challenge yourself and keep you engaged in your workouts. You may need to get creative with what you have around your house to add a little extra to your workout  moves—your trainers will also be able to provide you with some ideas. 

A filled backpack or shopping bag can be used for deadlifts or squats, water bottles or tin cans instead of dumbbells, a basketball or a cushion instead of a medicine ball, and if you have some resistance bands handy, even better! F45 has also designed the LIIT Kit and LIIT Kit PRO equipment packs, available to  purchase on the F45 Store.
Now it's over to you. Time to nail those workouts!

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