Manufacturer: Local Park
Time: 45 minutes
Most homes have indoor and/or outside steps and these provide a really good tool to get yourself fit within the comfort of your own home. Alternatively, there are outdoor locations which might be suitable to perform the workout such as your local park. Just remember to make sure the environment is safe and unobstructed to reduce the risk of injury.
All of the following exercises can be made easier by taking rest periods between some of the reps or slowing down the movement speed. They can also be made more difficult and complex with a small number of changes to tempo and movement.
Before you start, perform 4 minutes walking up and down the steps, increasing the speed as a warm up. After this, you are ready to launch in to our steps workout.
If are are unsure about some of the terms used in this article, it’s worth having a quick read through our Glossary of Terms before you get started with your workout.
After finishing, keep moving by walking up and down the stairs again for 3 minutes to cool down.
You can just do one circuit of the workout if you’re pushed for time and need a quick workout, or try and complete more circuits to increase the fat burning. This is great for using the resources available to you and proves that with very little equipment you can have a great workout.
If you’re in need of a finishing exercise, try ramping up the fat burning by completing this at the very end: standing at the bottom of the steps run up one step and then run backwards down to the floor. Then run to the second step and then backwards to the floor. Repeat all the way up the stairs to really ignite the fat cells and finish off your workout.