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10 Awesome Home Workouts For When It's Too Cold To Leave The House

Posted by Sophie Saint

So the weather’s turned and the cooler temperature are descending. When the frost starts creeping into our dark mornings and our homeward bound commutes become pretty chilly, workouts can feel tougher to accomplish. 

Sometimes the biggest challenge is actually getting there! But never fear, we’ve got you covered - here are 10 home workouts for when it’s too cold to leave the house.

There’s a reason why animals hibernate during winter - it’s cold, dark and staying cosy is far more attractive then thrusting yourself into the cold clutches of the great outdoors. When you’ve got a gym session or a bootcamp calling, but you can’t tear yourself away from the warmth of home, try one of these ace home workouts so you don’t go without a fitness session!

From killer ab workouts to flowing yoga stretches, here are our top picks for when you need a workout from the comfort of your own lounge - check them out below!

10 Awesome Home Workouts For When It’s Too Cold To Leave The House

1. Intense Abs Workout Routine

When you've only got 10 minutes but want to give your tum a quick tone, try this 10 mins stomach exercise routine. From reverse crunches to Russian Twists, you’ll soon feel the burn, and won’t need the central heating on. At all.


2. Yoga for Beginners

Follow yogi-pro, Adriene, through a 20-minute home workout. Adriene guides you through the basic moves of yoga, introducing breathing techniques and alignment. All you need is a mat and an open mind - a great YouTube vid for those first-timers!


3. Abs and Booty-Toning Workout

If squats and crunches aren’t your forte, try this 30-minute abs and booty-toning workout to blast these muscle groups. Follow along through a warm-up, planks, table-top taps (find out what that means!) and other interesting twists and turns to work your body.


4. Total Body Yoga - Deep Stretch

Bookmark this home workout if you’re familiar with yoga sequences and poses, but want guidance to get that deeper stretch. Focusing on opening legs, back and hips for 45-minutes, you’ll feel looser and more flexible after.


5. Cardio Barre Workout

If you have a chair and YouTube, then try out some Barre workouts! In only 10-minutes, you run through quick-paced moves that keep your heart rate high whilst also sculpting your way to lean muscles. Cardio Barre is a fantastic alternative workout to those who struggle with usual cardio routines


6. Tabata-Style HIIT Sweat Session!

If you’re a big fan of high-intensity workouts, then this is for you. Join Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, in a HIIT session designed to give you a full body workout. Do 6 different exercises five times, working for 20 second and resting for only 10 seconds. Go for gold!


7. Complete Arms Workout - no equipment needed!

You may not have  dumbbells and weight machines at home, but that shouldn't stop you from having a good workout! You don’t need equipment when you can use your own body weight. Try this effective arm and upper-body workout which will tone and strengthen your back, chest, biceps and triceps.


8. The Best Butt and Thigh Workout

No equipment needed and totally perfect to do at home in your living room. Just wear something comfortable and get ready to feel the burn in your butt! Follow Carly Rowena through booty kick backs, side kicks, clam kicks, and a whole host of fun muscles toners! Download the printable version of this workout if you want to take it to the gym.


9. Aerobic Dance Workout!

Always fancied yourself as a bit of a dancer? Or just curious about exercise dance classes? Why not try it out at home! There are a ton of cool cardio dancing videos which you can try at home, such as this 30 minute aerobic workout. Improve your stamina, endurance and strengthen your abdominal muscles with this full body workout dance session!


10. Fat Burning Cardio + Core - Apartment Friendly Workout!

How do we get cardio done at home when you’ve got a small space? No jumping or burpees here - try this effective and sweaty routine that will get you feeling strong… without annoying your neighbours. Narrow squats, side lunges, froggy walks and mountain climbers are going to provide a fat burning session


Come snow, rain, blistering cold or wild winds, we've got your fitness covered! No excuses now... 


Topics: Fitness and motivation

Written by Sophie Saint

Sophie Saint

Exercise used to always terrify me, until I was forced to face it head-on with an impending surfing trip. I entered the world of MoveGB and never looked back.... Yoga, gym sessions and the odd round with a punchbag opened up my eyes to getting active and feeling awesome from it! Travelling, social media and blogging are what I love both in and out of work. And Turn'd Up dance has become a serious obsession now...

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