Turn your home into a gym with these easy hacks

Looking to kick off 2023 by hitting your fitness goals? A great place to start is right in your own home! With the right tips and tricks, you can save money on gym memberships and pricey workout equipment by getting a killer workout at home using items you already have in your house. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or starting a new workout routine, these at-home workout hacks make training easier than ever. 

At-Home Workout Hack 1: Use Stairs For Cardio 

Who needs a stair machine when you have actual stairs?! Facing forward, run up and down your bottom step for an easy, effective cardio workout.

At-Home Workout Hack 2: Use a Chair or Ottoman to Work Your Triceps 

Your favorite chair isn’t just good for relaxing! Your chair or ottoman is also perfect for tricep dips. With your back facing the chair, place your hands on the seat of the chair with your feet on the ground in front of you, and push your body up and down. 

At-Home Workout Hack 3: Use a Backpack as a Weight Vest 

Fill a backpack up with books, then put it on and do some dips! The added weight from the bag adds a challenging element to the workout. 

At-Home Workout Hack 4: Use Your Wall to Mix Up Exercises

Go “wall” in on your workout by using your wall to help you train. Place your workout mat up against the wall, then use the surface to help stabilize your feet while you exercise. 

At-Home Workout Hack 5: Use Towels as Sliders 

Sliders are a great tool if you’re looking to up the ante on your core workouts, but there’s no reason to buy them. Just use small towels instead! Place the towels below your feet to add a new layer to mountain climbers or lunges. 

At-Home Workout Hack 6: Use a Jump Rope to Help With Stretching 

Stretching is an integral part of any fitness routine, and using a jump rope—in place of a resistance band—is a great way to ensure an effective recovery without having to purchase new gear. 

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