Exercises you can do with just a mat

Exercises you can do with just a mat

If you can’t afford or don’t want to go to the gym, you can do a total workout using only your body and yoga mat (or towel!). In fact, there are at least 10 home exercises or routines you can do at home with just a mat.

Yoga

The best thing you can do with your yoga mat is to use it for its intended purpose! Yoga is an ancient practice that comes in many variations.

Pilates

This incredibly popular form of exercise can be done with just a stability ball or using only your body weight (and a yoga mat). Pilates routines combine strength, flexibility, and cardio exercises together in one super-effective workout.

Push Ups

This bodyweight exercise can be done anywhere… outside at the park, at home on your mat. Push-ups are a total body workout, engaging your shoulders, back, and chest.

Barre

Most barre workouts require, well, a bar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do a few moves at home. Practitioners of this style of exercise use a bar to build stability, flexibility, core strength, and lower leg strength.

Lower Body Circuit

Combine exercises such as: mountain climbers, bodyweight squats and single-leg glutes bridge

Core workout

Combine exercises such as: planks, opposite arm and leg lifts and sit-ups.
 
10 Home Exercises You Can Do With Just A Yoga Mat (or towel) Source: Health Fitness Revolution Author: Health Fitness Revolution