Some of my clients don’t want to exercise outside so much at this time of year (I can’t think why?). So just for them, here are some indoor circuit training ideas that you can do without any apparatus at home. All you need is a flight of stairs.
It may be officially the beginning of spring with the occasional sunny day and a bit less rain/snow, but some days at this time of year are still bitterly cold, damp or both.
Strangely enough, it doesn’t seem so appealing to head outside to run, or find a playground with equipment to use to climb and hang from.
If you are finding it hard to find the motivation to go out and run, here are some indoor circuit training ideas that you can combine into a short workout you can do at home to improve core strength and fitness. No equipment needed but the stairs.
- Single leg bridges 15 each leg
- Stair Lunges 3-4 times
- Crawling 5 forward 5 back
- Star Jumps x 30
- Abdominal Pike x 10
1: Single Leg Bridges
Lie on your back, bring your feet in towards your bottom and raise one leg into the air. Breathe, and push your bottom upwards as far as you can go, then lower carefully
2: Stair lunges
Climb the stairs two at a time, perfoming a deep squat in each step.
Pretty self explanatory – moving forwards and backwards on all fours
4: Star Jumps
Another fairly straightforward exercise – a squat between each jump will add intensity.
5: Abdominal Pike
Start in a plank position, Then, fold yourself up, moving your bottom upwards and backwards as far as you can, keeping your legs and back straight.
I hope you enjoy these indoor circuit training ideas. it won’t be long until we are back outside again, but until then there is no excuse not to keep getting fit..
Rachel Law is a personal fitness trainer based in New Malden, Surrey. Qualifications: ActivIQ Level 3 Personal Training; Burrell Education Pregnancy Exercise Prescription; Burrell Education Advanced Pregnancy Wellness Practitioner; Burrell Education Advanced Post Natal Exercise Prescription; Burrell Education 3rd Age Women Optimal Health and Nutrition; Burrell Education Peri Natal Athlete; Burrell Education Pelvic Flow and Freedom; Olympic Weight Lifting; Premier Global Kettlebells; FIE Level Assessment and Mentoring