Not going to the gym as much as you'd like? You're not alone. With a busy schedule, going to the gym more than once or twice a week can be challenging. Thankfully, there are ways to achieve your fitness goals without going to the gym every day. With the right gear, you can workout at home and supplement your current gym routine.
How Much Exercise Do We Need?
So, how do you determine if you're going to the gym 'enough'? This all depends on your unique fitness goals, health, and other factors. According to Australia's Department of Health, adults should do either 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate-intensity physical activity or 1.25 to 2.5 hours of vigorous-intensity physical activity each week (or a combination of both).
If you're falling short of these recommendations, you may want to find ways to supplement your gym routine. Or maybe you're looking for ways to go beyond the weekly recommendation to achieve certain goals, like running a marathon or changing your physique. In either case, going to the gym more may not be the answer.
Why You’re Struggling to Go to the Gym
If you're struggling to get to the gym, it helps to understand why. There are plenty of things that keep people from hitting the gym as much as they want to. Here are a few of the most popular reasons:
Schedule - If you have a demanding job and/or children to take care of, going to the gym regularly may seem impractical. Driving to the gym, getting changed, working out, and driving home is time-consuming.
Weather - Most gyms have air conditioning, but actually getting there can be difficult. Periods of extreme heat or unsafe road conditions could compel you to stay home.
Difficulty - Do you feel like you have to give your A-game every single time you're at the gym? If so, being a little low on energy could tempt you into passing on the gym altogether.
These are all valid reasons to skip out on the gym. That said, they're probably stopping you from reaching your fitness goals. Keep reading to learn how you can supplement your existing gym routine without having to go to the gym more.
Effective Home Workout Tips
If you have a busy schedule or just don't feel like going to the gym more than twice a week, you can supplement your gym routine at home. Achieve your fitness goals without additional trips to the gym with these effective tips.
1. Schedule Your Home Workouts
Just because you're working out at home doesn't mean you shouldn't schedule your sessions. Making your home workouts as scheduled and structured as your gym workouts is very beneficial, particularly if you struggle with motivation.
2. Have a Designated Workout Area
If you have enough space, create an area in your home where you can exercise and store your fitness gear. Keeping this space separate from your primary living space can help you get in the right mindset for your at-home workout sessions.
3. Set Realistic Goals
If you're still going to the gym a few times a week, don't pressure yourself with excessive home workouts. Setting unrealistic goals and expectations can lead to burnout. A sustainable fitness routine is a successful one.
4. Remove Distractions
Don't allow yourself any distractions that you wouldn't have at the gym. This could mean turning off the TV, putting your phone on silent, and anything else that could stop you from focusing on your workout.
5. Invest in Portable Gym Equipment
The most important home workout tip of all — invest in high-quality portable gym equipment. Bulky equipment like treadmills and rowing machines can be expensive, but there are plenty of affordable alternatives like resistance bands and free weights.
Of course, there's only so much you can do with resistance bands and dumbbells. If you want to work every muscle group, challenge yourself, and access helpful training courses, Unitree's Pump is for you.
Improve Your Fitness Routine With Unitree’s Full Pump
Enjoy personal training at home with a muscle-building machine like no other. The small but mighty Full Pump will give you those extra weekly workouts you've been missing — without the commute.
Using the free Full Pump app, you can fully customise your workouts. With its powerful robot tech motor, this 10x10x6 cm device can provide anywhere from 2-20 kg resistance (up to 160 kg on heavy core lifts). Take advantage of its five workout modes and smart weight selection to isolate and target each muscle.
Try the Full Pump Risk-Free for 90 Days
With 17+ training courses and 100+ exercises, the Full Pump makes it easy to supplement your gym routine at home. Want to see how this innovative portable gym can transform your fitness routine? Give it a try for 90 days, risk-free. If you're not satisfied, we'll give you a full refund. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.