Tips for exercising at home in Doha

You don't need to head to a gym to stay fit

Tips for exercising at home in Doha

If you're anything like us, some days the trip to the gym just seems like too much hard work. 

In all honesty, it doesn't take much to convince us to stay at home instead. 

However, being in the house doesn't mean you can't exercise, and personal trainer at Evolve Wellness Sohel Samnani believes it should be a part of your regular routine.

“It’s easy to use the summer as an excuse to break your good habits, especially when your usual routine involves outdoor activity,” he says. “So here are some alternative exercises that you can do indoors to maintain your heart health while keeping your fitness levels up.”

1 Burpees
Come in to a squat position with the weight on your heels, plank your hands flat on the ground and thrust back into a plank. Make sure your lower back doesn’t arch or sway. Jump your feet back towards your hands, jump up towards the ceiling and then return to centre.

2 Mountain climbers with rotation
Place your hands below your shoulders with your body forming a straight line from your head to your heels. Lift your right foot and bring your knee to your left elbow. Rotate hips and twist abs to touch knee to opposite elbow. Repeat with the left leg.

3 Plank jacks
Start with your body in plank position and feet together. Like the motion of a jumping jack, jump your legs wide and then back together, ensuring your pelvis remains steady.

4 Plank to push-ups
Start in a plank position with your lower back flat. Press your body up to push-up position and then lower yourself back into plank position.

5 Spot high knee sprint
Run in place for a certain amount of time ensuring you bring your knee as high up as possible.

Do the entire circuit (exercise one to five) three times

1. Set one, each exercise for three minutes followed by one minute rest at the end of the circuit.

2. Set two, each exercise for two minutes followed by one minute rest at the end of the circuit.

3. Set three, each exercise for one minute followed by one minute rest at the end of the circuit.

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