How effective are home workouts?

Many people struggle with finding the time to get a workout in; time is a big constraint especially when you have children or lead a busy lifestyle. It’s a struggle for some people to just get up in a morning, never mind fitting a workout in. In an ideal world we would all love to be in the best shape possible without putting in the hard work that it takes to get there, wouldn’t we?

But let’s be realistic, we all find excuses not to work out in some way.

One of the reasons that I’ve found people put off working out is because they believe workouts need to be a 45-60 minute intense training at the gym. This isn’t necessarily the case, there are multiple ways of achieving the results you want with workout programmes that fit perfectly into your lifestyle. It’s all about getting started and being consistent, this is key to getting results.

Home workouts are brilliant for there time effectiveness and you don’t have to worry about getting to the gym to do your training. Are they effective? Of course! If you are not able to get to the gym even the smallest of workouts at home will add value in achieving results and becoming a fitter version of yourself both physically and mentally. Exercise helps release endorphins into the body which makes you feel better, this is only a bonus, right?

Home workouts can be done in as little as 10-20 minutes and can be repeated to suit your needs, this is one of the many benefits of home workouts. Home workouts can be tailored to your individual requirements and needs given your availability, location and fitness levels.

There are no limits on what you can achieve with home workouts, however, 20-40 minutes would be more than enough time to try this quick workout at home below.

Do each exercise continuously for 20 seconds, with a 10 seconds rest between each exercise. Aim to complete 3 sets in total.

Press ups ( adapt to on your knees if required)


Star jumps


Triceps dips using a chair or sofa


Beginner; go through once

Intermediate: go through twice

Advanced: go through three times

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