Sunday, July 20, 2008

Welcome to the workout from home blog

Hello and welcome to the workout from home blog. What you're reading is a workout program designed with the idea of making working out convenient and doable at home. The workouts we present are what we've actually done, and all of the results are real. So if you're interested in getting in shape here's what we did.

Who are we?

First let me say that we're not fitness professionals of any type. We are a group of 6 people living in Northern California who are interested in improving our level of fitness. For some of us this means getting into shape, and for some of us this means getting back into shape. We're a pretty diverse group, a mix of men and women each with their own fitness level and time constraints. But all of us have made a commitment to getting in shape, and we're trying to do this together.

What's our plan?

The workouts we've got planned run 5 or 6 days a week and should take less than an hour, counting warm up and warm down. We focus on alternating days of strength and cardio training. We've tried to design workouts that build as you do but always pack the maximum benefit into the minimum time.

I'm interested what do I need?

The last thing anyone wants is a house full of unused exercise equipment, so we're trying to keep equipment costs down. There's no equipment requirements for the first few weeks and after that we're trying to get the most out of everything we buy. With a little improvisation and intelligent equipment purchases anyone should be able to get in shape for less than the cost of a few months at the gym.

Final thoughts and tips.

We focused on working out as a group. This makes working out easier and provides us with motivation to keep going. We highly encourage people to do this too, it's motivational, it's social and it's just more fun. We kept that goal in mind so all of our workouts are designed for groups, so find a friend and get moving.

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