6 Creative At-Home Workouts You Can Do Today

Get Out of Your Fitness Rut!

There's nothing worse than doing the same workout, day-in and day-out, with no end in sight. Even if you're in the midst of a bout of intense training, you need to occasionally switch things up and add some spice to your workout life.

The following six workouts have been designed and provided specifically to you from fitness trainers and experts from around the country. So grab your pom-poms, your theraband and your skateboard, and get ready to work up a sweat. You'd be surprised how a new workout can rejuvenate your excitement for staying healthy and fit.

Resistance Band Workout With WIMBERLEAN

Jason Wimberley/WIMBERLEAN

The WIMBERLEAN workout developed by Jason Wimberley focuses on slow, isolating and strengthening movements that use nothing more than body weight and small, circular resistance bands. The exercises are easy to follow and are surprisingly challenging - much like a barre or Pilates routine.

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ChaiseFitness: Inventive Theraband Exercises

Like WIMBERLEAN, ChaiseFitness uses bands as resistance, but rather than small, circular bands, these workouts use long, flat Therabands. Pick one up for about $10 from a sporting goods store, and follow along with the inventive exercises developed by founder Rachel Piskin, a former dancer. They really do make you break a sweat!

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Cheer Your Way to Fitness with cheerFIT

Cheering isn't just for cheerleaders! Danielle Wechsler, a former collegiate cheerleader was looking for a fun way to stay fit after college and developed her own workout, cheerFIT. The exercises incorporate classic cheer moves, but still focus on cardio, strength training, balance and coordination. Pom poms aren't required (but they're highly encouraged).

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How to Turn a Skateboard Into a Koreboard

The Bear. Ky Evans

If you have a skateboard lying around your house, then it's time to put it to work. Ky Evans, the Master Trainer and programmer of The Studio (MDR), developed a whole workout around a skateboard that enhances strength, balance and coordination. It has properties similar to the Megaformers found at Evans' studio, so it can give you a little taste of what you can expect if you attend a Pilates-style class at his studio.

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Take Your Workout to the Stadium! Try a Bleacher Workout

Running bleachers. Chuck Allen, Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/chucka_nc/4487820102/

Granted, this one requires a set of bleachers... but if you don't have a stadium nearby, you could always use your stairs at home.

Bleacher workouts are a great way to challenge your muscular endurance and cardiovascular strength, and if you get creative like trainer Shannon Colavecchio, you can hit every muscle group without using a single piece of exercise equipment.

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At-Home HIIT and Functional Training Workout

HIIT workout
Sheldon McBee

If you have a weight plate or dumbbell lying around, you can give this high intensity interval training (HIIT) routine a try from the comfort of your home. LES MILLS International Master Trainer, Sheldon McBee, teaches you how to effectively buzz through a quick workout that targets all your major muscle groups while also challenging your cardiovascular endurance.

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10 Workout Routines Using Alternative Equipment

These aren't the only creative workouts you can do using alternative pieces of fitness equipment. Check out the link above to try workouts using swings, hula hoops, repurposed tires, and so much more. When you start developing an eye for fitness and creative workouts, you begin seeing the possibilities all around you. Don't be afraid to turn beer bottles into dumbbells for your barre workout, or an old duffel bag into a new sandbag. One of the best parts about living a fit life is that there are no limits to the creativity you can bring to your exercise routines.

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