As personal trainers, we encourage our clients to move a little bit every day. We're also human; we know that time is precious and we might not have the luxury of spending it at the gym most days.
We ALSO know that just because you can’t make it to the gym, it doesn’t mean you can’t get SOMETHING in!
Exercise does not have to be 60 minutes, all or nothing. Exercise is movement, and movement can happen any time, anywhere (so, even at home), for any amount of time.
We have plenty of ordinary objects at home that can be turned into surprisingly effective exercise equipment. Some of the TruFit trainers do or used to train people in their homes; Izzy remembers a day when she needed to improvise in someone’s kitchen, only using objects in that room: "Other than bodyweight, we used a gallon of milk (8 lbs), soup cans (2 lbs each), and towels."
We’ve demonstrated a few of our favorite things to do with furniture sliders (especially useful if you have carpet) here and here. But here are four other moves you can try out with towels, something every home has!
You can even put them all together to make a quick towel workout circuit! See? We love you all so much we took away any excuse NOT to move. ;)
Enjoy the four towel exercise videos below!
1) Towel Mountain Climbers
2) Towel Reverse Lunges
3) Towel Russian Twists
4) One-Arm Sliding Towel Pushups
We hope this towel workout was helpful, and inspires you to play around with movement in places other than the gym.
If you try these towel exercises, or do the full towel workout, let us know in the comments below!
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