In a workout rut since quarantine? If your pre-covid workouts were more consistent than they are now, there are many resources you can use to get back into the groove! A 30 min walk or run outside is a good start to move your body every day, but if hitting the pavement isn’t your cup of tea, there are many studios continuing regular class styles online for a fee, or there are plenty of free resources that are just as good.
YouTube and Instagram can become your best fitness secret weapons during your time at home. Now, instead of scrolling and watching mindlessly, you can find fun and interesting fitness classes and instructors based off of your preferences to occupy your time and to get you moving!
YouTube workouts are the perfect free option for at-home workouts – in addition to your outside walks. Not only are there so many creators and videos to choose from, but they’ll be there for you to watch whenever you have the time. So much flexibility at your fingertips! Here are some of my favorites:
Dance Fitness (Cardio/HIIT)
MadFit on YouTube, Maddie Lymburner, has millions of subscribers and views on her fitness channel. Her videos range from yoga and stretch to her very popular dance workouts. These are especially popular due to her different music selections, such as 2000s or TikTok favorites, for each video. This is a perfect way to keep the fun in working for additional motivation to keep on moving! Check out her YouTube channel for many more workout options.
Fitness instructor Jamie Kinkeade’s THE STUDIO channel also has many dynamic workout options. Her most popular videos are her dance cardio videos, with different music options and durations as well. Another intriguing aspect to her channel is the livestream workouts that are available for anyone to participate in or save for later. Check out more here.
Apartment Friendly Circuits
Since most of us are working out at home, you may need to be more conscious of your surroundings, especially if you live in a shared space. There are many quiet, low impact, but still effective workouts to utilize. Natacha Océane presents a quick, 20-minute workout circuit that is still HIIT while also being apartment friendly! A perfect combination for a good workout while stuck inside.
Low Intensity, Still Beneficial (Yoga)
Even on days where you don’t feel like doing strenuous exercise or strength training, it is still important to get your body moving. Yoga is the perfect middle ground. Sarah Beth Yoga on YouTube offers 5, 30-minute videos for many different ailments or goals. Her morning series and stretching videos are among her most popular. These are great for cultivating a calming experience, yet still getting some exercise.
A popular creator these days is Blogilates. With over 700 videos from the past ten years on YouTube, certified fitness instructor Cassey Ho, has tons of different variations of exercises to try. This includes many short circuits, targeted workouts, apartment friendly cardio, as well as programs you can join in on. You can see more on her YouTube page, Instagram @blogilates, and also her TikTok account for quick workout ideas!
If you are looking for some even more convenient workout options, Instagram is a great tool as well! Many fitness instructors/personal trainers who are currently not doing in-person classes will either have posts, stream live, or create IGTV videos to share their methods! Some accounts that have been recommended to me during this quarantine time are:
Stay safe and keep moving!