Staying home to help flatten the COVID-19 curve? That doesn’t mean you should give up on your exercise routine. Our fitness regime might be the only activity we participate in all day so it’s important to make the most of your one hour. Here’s a great routine for a complete workout at home – no matter what level you’re at.
Get ready for your workout at home
Before you begin, eat something light like a piece of fruit or a slice of toast with peanut butter.
Resolve not to answer phone calls or check messages for the next one hour, or put your phone on Mute if you think it’ll distract you.
Place your yoga mat in an area where you have plenty of space to move around. Are you working out outdoors? Don’t forget sunscreen.
Place a bottle of water close at hand but remember to take only small sips during your workout.
Top YouTube recommendations for your workout at home
With over 6 million subscribers, Adriene Mishler is definitely doing something right. Adriene exudes a gentle, positive spirit and guides you through your workout with tips and constant encouragement.
On this channel you’ll find workouts at home for all variations – yoga for beginners, under 10 minute workouts to 45 minute workouts, workouts for back pain, workouts for weight loss, workouts for anxious minds, and even better sleep yoga workouts that you can do in bed in your jammies.
Doing one of Tim Senesi’s carefully planned yoga sequences and flowing smoothly through the workout can really set you up for the day. If you don’t enjoy the pre-workout chatting that many Youtube hosts do, you’ll particularly appreciate Tim’s straightforward approach. But don’t imagine he doesn’t talk – his videos are full of helpful advice and tips, and he cracks jokes that will keep the mood light even when you’re in a headtand.
Some of the workouts can be quite rigorous so if you’re just starting out, look for his beginner videos. He’s got power yoga workouts, total body workouts and even yoga to do at your desk. If you’re up for it, he regularly hosts multi-day challenges that you can do over 30 days.
If you work out regularly or if you find yourself getting bored of your regular workout at home, you could try out the many different types of fun workouts at PopSugar Fitness. The hosts for each workout style is different but they’re all enthusiastic, motivated, and very encouraging.
This husband-wife duo takes you through a series of workout at home sequences with no gimmicks and precise goals for each workout. They’ve created thoughtful exercise sets for different audiences from low impact to high intensity and also offer easy healthy recipes to help you make better choices.
If you’re looking for a workout at home that will make you sweat, laugh, dance, and sing along, you have to try a workout with Caleb Marshall. With over 2.3 million subscribers, it’s clear that a lot of people are looking for workouts like this.
Caleb leads you through dance-y, sassy workouts to the most poppin’ songs by Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Britney and lots more. He’s also a laugh-a-minute host who keeps up an endless stream of jokes and some serious cardio moves.
Juliana and Mark from Boho Beautiful create workout videos in spectacular locations so you can do them in your living room and pretend you’re at the beach. They’re both yogis and fitness buffs so you can expect workouts that are challenging and fun.
Maddie Lymburner creates some very rigorous workout sequences and does them through the video with you. She’s a fun host who takes her workout seriously and gets you great results.
Check out her apartment workout routines for those who live in smaller places and can’t jump on the floors, but want to work out at home. She also has partner workouts, knee-friendly workouts and more.
The benefits of working out at home
There are many benefits to working out at home but convenience is possibly the biggest one. Once you get used to a schedule to workout at home, you never have to worry about gym timings, carry your shower gear and a change of clothes with you or lose money on gym sessions that you’ve already paid for but couldn’t attend.
Some people also like to work out at home because they’re reluctant to work out in front of other people. For many at-home exercise buffs, the cleanliness of a home workout is a big plus. There’s no need to share equipment or work out in a closed environment.
If you’ve just started your fitness journey at home, these Youtube channels can help motivate and guide you through your workouts. However if you would like to book a personal trainer, sign up for a group fitness class, or join a yoga class, Avaana can help you find one near you.