Let’s be real. Finding the motivation to work out right now can be very difficult. Your entire Instagram feed may even be filled with memes making fun of people who keep posting their online workouts. Don’t worry, I won’t make you become one of those people who feel the need to post every workout they do, but I will make you want to exercise and get off the couch. Whether it be going on a nice walk, going for a run, or streaming a workout video, your body with thank you when you’re done.
Okay, fast forward the fight that you’ve had with yourself whether or not to watch another episode of, “Love is Blind” or to finally get out of pajamas and put on workout clothes. Honestly, this is the hardest part and don’t worry, you can put your pajamas back on as soon as you’re done.
Now… the big question: “what workout can I possibly do while stuck at home?” If you’re like me, and you’re used to signing up for Soul Cycle every Monday at exactly 12pm to make yourself a schedule for the week, you may feel a little lost. The best thing I’ve found to do is to wake up, change right into workout clothes and, start your day. I always feel much better after a sweaty workout, and it allows me to start my day feeling accomplished! If the mornings don’t work for you, set aside a time that works for you and stick to it! It doesn’t have to be a complete workout, but use that time to take a walk or even do a 10-minute video! Anything that will help you clear your mind during this time!
Also, a lot of your favorite workout classes may be live streaming every day, but I’ve summarized my favorite pre-recorded at home workouts for you! The best part is that most of these work out studios are doing free trials and promotions so you can try them all before you find one that you love!
One of my all-time favorite workouts! Even before the self-quarantine, I always streamed Dance Body online at school! This is the best class that provides the perfect balance between dance cardio and sculpting. On their website, you can chose from simple dance cardio classes to full out dance classes! They even have full body sculpt classes, or if you’re in a crunch for time, they have muscle focused sculpt videos. You don’t have to be an amazing dancer to do the class and it’s so fun! They have live classes every day or you could choose to watch any of their videos on their website! Right now they are giving 50% off for the first month!
Melissa Wood Health
Melissa Wood’s workouts focus on both movement and meditation. Each video prioritizes intention, mindfulness and breath equally with strengthening and toning the body. Her videos span full body, abs, arms and lower body— all of which have equipment and no equipment as well as shorter and longer options. She also offers Pilates and yoga classes, and who doesn’t love doing yoga at home! Melissa Wood’s videos are perfect for squeezing into a busy day, to destress, or if you’re simply looking to tone your body! This is one of my favorite at home workout options, and it’s only $9.99 a month!
This is a workout I just recently discovered in my search for new things to do during this home quarantine period, and I’ve been loving it! Their classes combine functional movements, high intensity intervals, strength training and a full body focus that will leave you sore and sweaty in just thirty minutes! If you don’t have equipment, don’t worry— they offer classes that don’t require it! If you’re in a rush, (which most of us are not right now) they also offer shorter videos which feature one segment of the total class— for example, a brief 5-minute video which only includes the strength portion is an option! While I have not tried Fhitting Room in-studio, their on demand classes have been a go-to these past two weeks. I’ve been enjoying them so much that most days I even do two in a row! This is another amazing workout program that is giving out a 30 day trial!
This is another one of my favorite studios to workout at in NYC! The room is heated to 94 degrees and you leave the class feeling super accomplished! The Tracey Anderson method is based on research and strategy and is guaranteed to sculpt your body, creating long, lean muscles. Every week, the online classes are updated with specific classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness levels. The best part is that she is offering a two-week free trial!
The Sculpt Society by Megan Roupe
The Megan Roupe workout focuses on creating a fun workout environment that helps you lengthen and strengthen your entire body! Her workout combines dance cardio and sculpting routines that anyone on any level can do! Her classes range for 5-50 minutes so it’s perfect if you’re trying to squeeze in a quick workout or if you want a full-length video! Best of all she’s offering a two-week free trial! Check out her app to try the workout!
Although usually done a Pilates reformer machine (and leaving me unable to walk for a couple days after), [solidcore] is now doing free workout videos on YouTube! These videos are approximately 15-20 minutes and focus on different muscle groups! They require no equipment and are super easy to do with little space!
Looking to have a dance party and destress? 305 Fitness makes your workout feel less a “workout” and more like a party! The class is super easy to follow and it focuses on high-intensity rhythmic cardio! You can find their videos on YouTube and they’re all free! They even have live workouts!
Looking to clear your mind? Turn off the lights and tune into your body with this amazing (usually hot) yoga class. This class is great because it requires no equipment, is free, and allows you to relax and clear your mind! You can find their videos on Instagram.