Fitness

Where do I start?

Listed below are 5 exercises that will provide you with a starting point for your own in home fitness routine. This is not to say that you need to be able to perform these exercises in order for you to be able to workout at home, but they will give you an idea of the basic principles of safe and effective exercise, as well as an idea of where to go from here. If the exercises are a bit to intense for you at this time, take a look at the beginner modifications for each exercise. If you are looking for a bit more difficulty, check out the advanced modifications!

5 Most Popular In Home Exercises

Click the link for each exercise, to view the exercise tutorial

  1. Squat
  2. Push Ups
  3. One Arm Row
  4. Hamstring Curls
  5. Plank 

What equipment will I need to do these exercises?

Exercise Mat: ~ $15.00 – $30.00

We want to sweat during our workouts! But we also want to keep our carpets clean and odour free! So the best and most sanitary option is to purchase an exercise or yoga mat.
If you will be exercising on a hard surface, have sensitive knees, or if you just want to experience a little extra luxury while you workout – you may want to purchase a thicker mat.  The Treadmill Factory has a great mat for about $30.00.

Dumbbell, Kettle Bell, or Other Small Weight: ~ $1.00 per pound (for a dumbbell)

For most people, this weight will range from 5 to 15 pounds.

If you don’t wish to purchase any weights at this time, there are many household items that will work just as well.

  • Soup Can
  • Orange juice jug: filled with sand, water, or rice (This one works particularly well. The handle is already built in)
  • bag of rice (you can duck tape a handle directly to the bag)
  • Be creative!

Stability Ball: ~ $30.00

Many people already own this piece of equipment, but if you don’t, you can purchase yours at any fitness store, Canadian Tire or Walmart.

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