Get Fit RVA: Whitney Harris tries at-home workouts

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Get Fit RVA segment continues on Good Morning Richmond where Whitney Harris gets to work out with different groups to see “what it takes.”

For many of us, finding the time to workout is tough. Whitney met up with a woman who takes working out right at home to the next level — and it doesn’t take much time or money.


“As I was raising my kids, I found less and less time for myself at the gym like everyone does,” said Vicki Williams, now group fitness instructor.

Once her kids got older, Williams was able to find more time for herself and she decided to turn her garage into a workout area.

“The nice thing about working out at home is you can do it anytime,” she said. “So if you have a little break, you can run out somewhere and workout.”

Now, several ladies join her for fitness classes right in her house.

“In a home gym, it’s more personal. It holds you accountable along with my crazy schedule,” said Sherry Carr who works out with Williams in her home.


“The most important thing for me is the convenience of it,” added Kristine Slovis who also works out with Williams.

Williams put Whitney to the test with a warm-up followed by an arm workout and then abs.

Williams has a lot of workout equipment, but you don’t need that much to start working out at your home.


“You can just use weights like you have in your house: jugs of water, cans of anything, and just workout like that,” she said.

Some of the things Williams says you’ll need to include is music, dumbbells, and a mat. Then she says you should search a website like Pinterest or Youtube for exercise ideas.

“Because there are all kinds of free workouts online that you can kind of mimic and make your own workout and workout in your house,” she said.

Whitney and Williams had such a good workout, they even took a selfie with their photographer Will.


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