Many clients ask us can you do indoor running without a treadmill? Simply yes.
Having a treadmill at home is effective, but if you do not want to go to the expense of buying or hiring a treadmill we have some great exercises to get your heart pumping and muscles warmed up.
Running on the Spot
When deciding to start a indoor running program select a non slippery surface and wear running shoes for comfort. Running on the spot lift your legs to knee height and swing your arms. Lean slightly forward and land on the balls of your feet. (See video below for full instructions)
If you have stairs in your home run up and down the stairs a couple of times. Run up the stairs and walk down the stairs, do this 12 times. If you have only a couple of steps you can do 1 min static step ups and this will get your heart pumping too.
Running in the backyard
If you have space in your backyard you can sprint from one end to the other end. Run back and forth 12 times with no rest in between.
For other great tips and ideas for indoor running without a treadmill check out the video below.
If you would like to find out more about how you can maximise your at home workout contact us today about creating an at home program for you.