Most of my workouts are streamed online. I strength train at the gym two or three times a week, and the other three days I turn my (tiny) living room into a fitness studio. With so many workouts online, I never get bored!
I’m a huge fan of at-home and on-the-go workouts because they coincide with my hectic schedule. I don’t have to wake up at 5am to catch a subway, to go sweat at the latest boutique fitness studio, and then skip stretching so I can beat the shower rush, and finally attempt to get to work on time. Instead, I roll out of bed, waltz into my living room, scroll through my workouts, sweat A LOT, walk 10 steps to my kitchen, whip up a protein smoothie (that doesn’t cost $10), and still have time to spare.
These are my go-to fitness platforms for kickass workouts you can do in the comfort of your home (or hotel!). Note: This is not a sponsored post
1. Beachbody On Demand
This is my #1 go-to for workouts! For less than $100 a year I have access to over 600 workouts taught by a variety of motivating trainers. I’ve always been an advocate for Beachbody programs (starting with Hip-Hop Abs back in high school!), and now I can do workouts from every program at my leisure. No matter what mood I’m in, there’s a workout to match (HIIT, yoga, Pilates, country dance, kickboxing, and circuit training just to name a handful).
Some of my favorites: Core De Force, 21 Day Fix, Focus T25, and all of the yoga workouts! I started doing Beachbody yoga during my Ultimate 21-Day Reset back in March, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
If you’re interested in starting a Beachbody program, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can set you up based on your fitness and nutrition goals. Beachbody gives me the tools to stay physically fit and prevents me from hitting a plateau in my fitness journey.
2. POPSUGAR Fitness
This ranks as a close second to Beachbody. The workouts vary in length, style, and the best part: they’re FREE! The lead trainer, Anna Renderer, is an inspiring coach who keeps you laughing through the intensity. The brand also brings in celebrity trainers, boutique fitness studio instructors, and social media fitness trainers to host exclusive workouts that leave you in a puddle of sweat.
The videos are anywhere from five minutes to an hour, making them super versatile for my workout schedule. Sometimes I’ll combine two 30-minute videos for an intense workout, or I’ll throw in a 20-minute strength workout before doing cardio. Just like Beachbody, there’s a variety of workouts including HIIT, yoga, circuit training, and dance!
One of my favorites? A 45-minute, 500 calorie burner led by celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins. The combination of fun, intense moves and the little jokes Jeanette makes throughout the workout makes the 45 minutes fly by. The videos have such a welcoming and upbeat vibe, you feel like you’re working out with a small group of friends!
Check out all of POPSUGAR’s workouts here!
3. Social Media Platforms
Specifically YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. I turn to social media when I’m looking for workouts that target specific parts of my body. Pinterest is great place if I want visuals of specific workouts. For example, I’ll search for “core exercises” and scroll through a plethora of graphics with hundreds of exercises that target the core muscles.
For Instagram, I follow trainers and accounts that post videos demonstrating a variety of moves both in and out of the gym. Some of my go-to trainers include Jeanette Jenkins, Emily Skye, Cassey Ho, Alexia Clark, and Jeremy Scott. Instagram is where I turn when I’m traveling and want a quick yet challenging circuit training workout, or if I want inspiration in the gym.
As for YouTube, I love Fitness Blender! The brand’s videos are straightforward and have a one-on-one training vibe (unlike POPSUGAR where you’re working out in a group). There are a variety of workouts that vary in length and equipment needed. I like to throw in one of these videos every so often to keep my muscles confused and my mind engaged.
In addition to these three platforms, there are also various fitness apps you can download for workouts and inspiration. While I personally don’t use any apps, I know of a few that people LOVE! Let me know in the comments if you want a break down of the best-ranked fitness apps. Another great source for online workouts are online publications and the digital versions of fitness publications (such as Well+Good, Women’s Health, Self, Shape, etc.).
No matter how you choose to workout, the important thing is you’re moving and treating your body with the respect it deserves.
Cheers to living your best life!