Most new moms hardly find time to work out. When you have to raise a child, cook, and go to work, exercise comes last on your list. Unless you live right across the gym, you might not be able to stick to your training.
Fortunately, there are hundreds of exercises that can be done at home. Depending on your fitness level, you can try the plank, the squat, push-ups, jumping jacks and much more. With a little planning, exercising at home can be just as effective as regular gym work.
Here are top five reasons to work out at home during pregnancy:
Save Time and Money
Depending on where you live, a regular gym membership can cost hundreds of dollars a month. On top of that, you’ll spend money on gas or public transportation to get to the gym. Working out at home can save you a fortune in the long run. Better yet, you will have more time for yourself and your baby. You can literally roll out of bed and do your thing.
No Strings Attached
Some wellness clubs and gyms require members to pay a monthly fee for membership. Others require a sign up fee and other charges. Once you start exercising at home, you’ll have more money in your pocket.
Many women don’t feel comfortable going to the gym and working out in public a few weeks after giving birth. Exercising at home allows you to focus on your routine without having to worry about the crowds. The best part is that you don’t have to wait in line to use the equipment. After finishing your workout, you can sprawl out on the floor and take a deep breath.
When you work out at home, it’s no need to worry about the time of the day. You can even exercise in your pajamas at 5AM! No fuss, no hassle. This makes it easier to commit to a fitness routine and reach your goals. Additionally, you don’t have to care about how you look, what to wear, or who’s watching you.
The Germs Are Your Own
Even if you go to the best gym in town, you’ll still have to deal with other people’s sweat on the machines. Things are even worse during the flu season. When you exercise at home, it’s just you. There are no weird smells, sweat stains, or germs left by others.