Exercising at home can quickly become boring: especially if you’re doing the same workouts every day. We decided to come up with Five Fitness Challenges that will shake up your exercise regimen, put your athletic skills to the test and inject some fun into your home workout routine!
Try out one or more of these for the next two weeks and see how your body looks/feels.
Touch Your Toes
Touching your toes is a simple yet effective way to cool down after exercising. It’s also a great stretch to do if you are working from home and start to feel a bit stiff. Touching your toes may help keep your joints and muscles supple, while activating your hamstrings and may even help to relieve lower back pain!
Try to touch your toes once or twice a day for the next two weeks. See how far you can go and how your body feels.
Kick ups may look easy, but they’re difficult to master! Not only are they fun to do (and impressive to look at), but they also work key muscles in your arms, legs and improve your co-ordination skills. Channel your inner Maradona and see how many kick ups you can do every day for the next two weeks!
Planks are one of the most effective ways to improve your stability, posture and flexibility. They’re easy to add into your exercise regimen and a brilliant way to strengthen your body. Why not set yourself a Daily Plank Challenge for the next two weeks? Start off by holding a plank for 30 seconds and increase it by 10 seconds every day.
Hula hooping has recently become a fitness trend with classes popping up in cities across the world. Not only is it fun to do, but it’s a fantastic cardio workout that can burn as much fat as running on a treadmill and strengthen your back. It can also improve your mobility while toning your abs, obliques, hips and lower back.
If you want to see results, we recommend that you hula-hoop for at least 10 minutes a day.
Dance It Out!
Another fun way to stay active is by dancing! You don’t have to learn complicated ones like the salsa or rumba, as there’s a variety of shorter dance routines you can learn online and from apps like TikTok. Put your best foot forward and see how many routines you can learn in the next two weeks!
You can choose to do our Five Fitness Challenges by yourself or start a mini tournament with friends over video calls. The aim is to keep practicing and get better over time, while strengthening your body and having fun!