Working out at home has always had some advantages—the most obvious being you don’t have to waste any time driving to a gym…or combing your hair. However, motivation can be pretty tough. “What I am hearing from clients is the lack of results, accountability, and personalization that comes with most at-home workouts causes a quick burnout and a habit of hopping from one platform to another,” shares celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser, who founded the Anna Kaiser Studios and has trained Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Alicia Keys, and Sarah Jessica Parker. “No one is there to hold you accountable for that time so it’s easy not to show up. And we are human! People need people,” adds Anna. We asked this fitness guru for her best tips for staying motivated while working out at home, including the essentials for a home gym and importance of finding an online community.
Read our Meet a Mom with Anna Kaiser here.
Create A Real Home Workout Space
Purchase all the equipment you need and set up a space that you will return to every workout, where everything you need is available. This should include a reliable device, headset, and internet connection! You’ll also want a heavy set of dumbbells (8-20lbs), a light set of dumbbells (1-5lbs), a mat, a foam roller, a Theragun and a mini blender for a quick post workout smoothie. Try ours!
Find a Virtual Community You Love
Commit to at least one live workout a week on Zoom, so that you can speak to the community and teacher LIVE and develop a community that will look forward to seeing you. You may even create new friendships or set up workout dates to help keep you motivated
Schedule A Private Training Session
Even if it’s just once, connect with a trainer so they can help set you up with a virtual program to help you reach your goals. It should address the classes, times, frequencies of your workout as well as suggest what kinds of workouts are best for you based on your strengths and weaknesses. This way you’re not just spinning your wheels. You will have a solid plan and you will know that showing up every day is leading you closer to your goal.
Take Small Steps & Build on Them
Connect live with a trainer for a fun, beginner, low impact strength class like the Anna Kaiser Studios Virtual Sculpt Class. Climb the stairs to your building 1x to start and end each day.Use a heart rate monitor and take a walk with a girlfriend, and try to stay in your 65%+ heart rate zone! Take a break at noon and 3pm with 10 pushups, 10 burpees, and 30 sit-ups.
Want to try Anna’s workouts? Anna Kaiser Studios is launching an 8-week Virtual Transformation on Jan 15th! It includes:
- Unlimited Classes
- Trainer Consultation
- Fitness Concierge
- 4/6/8 Private Training Sessions – depending on the package they choose
- 6 Nutrition Sessions w/Sarah Wragge Wellness
Use code LOCALMOMS to sign up and get your first class for free! This code will also work in-person in New Canaan, NYC and East Hampton locations.