Going a little stir-crazy without your normal routine? We FEEL you. Maintaining your physical and mental health is just as important as ever in this stressful time. We’ve put together a list of at-home workouts you can do to bring the gym to you. Most of them are instructor-led videos that take less than 45 minutes which you can do in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to have any fitness equipment, just your own bodyweight. Whether you’re into yoga, dance workouts, or high intensity interval training, we’ve got you covered with these at-home workouts.
Yoga with Adriene
You may have heard of Yoga with Adriene. The Austin, Texas native’s YouTube channel has more than six million subscribers. Her free yoga videos have been viewed over 500 million times! Adriene encourages you to “find what feels good,” which is also what her paid subscription app is called. The YouTube channel features all-level integrative yoga sequences for just about everything under the sun, including Yoga For Text Neck, Yoga For Lower Back Pain, and even Yoga For Musicians. All of the videos include modifications so everyone can participate. Plus, there’s an extensive catalog with a new video out every week, so you’ll never get tired of doing the same old routine.
You can search what’s ailing you, or follow along with the monthly playlist for a daily schedule. There are also playlists that have the videos sorted by duration, as well as Yoga for Beginners, Yoga for Back Pain, etc. Recently she posted a Yoga for Uncertain Times playlist, which includes 34 videos, like Yoga for Loneliness and Meditation for Anxiety. Each January, the Yoga with Adriene channel kicks off the year with a 30-day yoga challenge. The theme for 2020 was HOME – A 30 Day Yoga Journey. This is a great place to start if you’re looking to begin a daily yoga practice.
The Fitness Marshall
Those who are missing their Zumba class (and everyone else really) should look up The Fitness Marshall. Caleb Marshall and his “Backup Booty” dancers present fun dance workouts set to hit songs. Since the channel was launched in 2014, The Fitness Marshall’s “Booty Army” is up to 2.34 million subscribers with over 350 million views of its extensive collection of dance workout videos. Follow along with the pre-selected “Sweat Set” playlist of the week, or your can customize your own workout.
Each video notes what “portion” of the workout it belongs to, so you’re encouraged to create a playlist that starts with two warm-up videos, eight main workout videos, and one cool down video. Our favorites for the main workout portion are Meghan Trainor – Me Too, Rihanna – Work, Fifth Harmony – Worth It (an oldie but a goodie), Feelin’ Myself (Miley Cyrus), Hey Mama – David Guetta, Anaconda – Nicki Minaj, and Bitch I’m Madonna.
POPSUGAR Fitness has all of the instructor-led classes your healthy heart could desire. There’s boxing, dance, high intensity, low impact, strength and toning, yoga, Pilates, barre…you name it! All of the workout videos are easy to follow and most are less than 45 minutes long. They also include modifications for any fitness level and require very minimal equipment, if any.
At the time of this writing, POPSUGAR is offering free subscriptions to its app, Active by POPSUGAR. While you can find much of the same content for free on their YouTube channel, the app is cool because it lets you filter workouts by duration (10 min or less, 10-30, 30-45, 60+), level of difficulty (intermediate, beginner, all, advanced), type of workout (cardio, strength and toning, yoga and Pilates), and includes tags like full body, cardio, abs, dance, no equip, butt, and barre. Plus, the app features exclusive multi-week curated fitness challenges, from a 21 Days to Kickstart Your Fitness program for beginners, to the more advanced 4-Week Full-Body Fusion program. Like YouTube, the app also lets you stream the videos on iOS, Android, Roku, AppleTV, and Chromecast.
If living room workouts feel a little lonely and you miss seeing all your buddies at the gym, join a Facebook group like the Social Isolation Fitness Community. Each day they post a new workout at 4am CT. Plus, there are diet tips and recipes because as the admin puts it, “You can’t outwork a bad diet.” We can’t wait to try Everything Bagel Seasoning on eggs!
Maybe you don’t need an instructor telling you what to do, or perhaps you don’t have the capacity to stream video (how are you doing life right now though?). If so, bodyweight exercises like planks, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, chair dips, crunches, sit-ups, push-ups, and burpees will do the trick. You can focus one area a day, or do a combination for an all-over bodyweight workout. There are plenty of weekly at-home workouts on Pinterest.