It's time for the Friday five linkup with Mar, Courtney and Cynthia. While generally I don't do alot of indoor workouts, there are a few fun things I like to do inside.
Yoga: It is no secret that yoga is a nice way to relax after a hectic day and it is also great for strength training. This year I have made a goal to practice yoga at least once a week and so far so good. If I can't get to a class this is my instructor and she is tough!
Bosu Ball: I actually bought a Bosu ball several years ago even though they are available at the gym. This ball works on your core stability, a big weakness for me. It is located in a corner of our bedroom and because I see it everyday, there is a good chance I will use it everyday. There are many different exercises to do with a Bosu, especially if you grab some free weights when using the ball. I found some exercises online here and here
Plank: I love doing planks outside when the weather is nice. However, they work anytime and practically anywhere. Start with 15 seconds and work your way up to several reps of 1-2 minutes each time. And be careful with your pets...they will want to join in the fun!
Sit ups: I guess I am not really following the topic when I say sit ups are one of my favorite workouts. Race day will be so much better if my core is strong so sit ups are a necessary evil. At least three times a week I can be found on my mat getting in a hundred sit ups!
Wall sits: My sister, the super speedy runner told me that wall sits were one of the things she did to make her legs stronger. If they worked for her, they should work for me right? I try to remember to do these several times per week and stay in the position for at least a minute each time.
What is your favorite indoor activity? Do your pets help you exercise too? Be sure to check out the host links for more indoor activity ideas!