If you haven’t met Phoebe Di Tommaso, you’re about to instantly follow (and mildly obsessed over) her on Instagram. She’s the former Australian competitive figure skater who won the senior national title in the 2010–2011 season and her creativity in fitness truly show. If you aren’t quite yet ready to head back into the gym – or if that’s not yet available or an option where you are in the world – look no further than Phoebe for your every day, up-lighting inspiration.
We had a chat with the fitness face herself to find out everything from her top tips for working out at home without it become repetitive to the benefits of adding variety into your workouts, plus so much more. Read below as we ask her to. spill the juice on all our burning at-home fitness questions… then head to her Insta and do a workout for yourself!
I like to get creative with how I train because let’s face it, no one wants to do the same thing every day! It can actually be so simple. For example, you can pile household items (like canned spaghetti if that’s your thing!) in a backpack and wear it during strength training to add a bit of heat. Another way to add fun to your training is to make time to ‘virtually’ train with a mate. My friend (and Nike Running Head Coach Lydia) and I did yoga workouts from the Nike Training App (NTC) almost every day via video calls during isolation. It’s much more fun knowing there is somewhere ’there’ with you – and it also keeps you accountable to show up and keep moving every day – BONUS!
It’s really important we’re getting a balance when it comes to training. Different types of training complement each other. This is why my training philosophy is that if you can include a mix of training, no matter what your goal is, you’re going to optimize your performance.
With over 185 free workouts, the NTC app is my go-to for workout inspiration. There is an awesome mix of mobility, strength as well as endurance sessions which are perfect combinations of a holistic training routine.
You’d be amazed at what you can use around the house for your workouts that aren’t ’traditional’ gym equipment. Whether it’s the couch as a bench for incline push-ups , a towel as a ’slider’ for single leg work or using your bed to add an extra challenge for core work.. the world (your house) is really your training oyster!
These are great ways to progress and modify exercises if you need to make it easier or add a bit more of a challenge. Get creative, have some fun – it’s the best way to train!