Gym Closed? No problem!! See all the ways you can workout for free at home!
I don’t know about you all but the holidays have been a bit unkind to my waistline. All those Christmas cookies, candies, potatoes, ALL THE CARBS…I gained another 5 pounds just typing that! Luckily, it’s January, the start of new beginnings! I know many of you like myself don’t always have the option to go to the gym as most are closed and we are home with the kids navigating this new normal.
And while I don’t have any magical cheap pill to help I do have some great FREE, yes you read that right …FREE and inexpensive ways to get back into shape. I can stand behind them too because I have tried each and every one of these, so I give them all the official Kate stamp of approval 😉 And I promise no boring repeat exercise videos here!! The best part you don’t have to leave the comforts of your living room if you don’t want to!
I have a love affair with Fitness Blender, so much so that my kids know who Kelli and Daniel are (the masterminds behind Fitness blender). It is a husband and wife team who have posted 500 workout videos, all for free! No contracts, no gimmicks all you have to do is visit fitnessblender.com and click full length workouts.You can pick and choose what type of workout you want( by the length, calorie burn, which area it targets and what level) they have workouts to suite every fitness level and need! I love it because they are super down to earth, the exercise is fun and are always switched up! They also have an app where you can connect with others too!
No weights? No problem! They offer many bodyweight exercises too!
Some of my favorite workouts :
I love their videos! They are fun, upbeat and fast paced, they also have great step by step guides for when you don’t want to watch a video and just knock a good workout while catching up on The Bachelor 😉 PopSugar Fitness also has so many other great health and fitness articles and ideas that will definitely help you on your fitness journey!
Some Great Workouts to try:
For Other Great workouts visit POPSUGAR Fitness
Yoga with Adriene
For all my yogis out there, I stumbled upon her channel and I love her energy and sense of humor, the style and flow of yoga. I’m more of a cardio and weights girl but I do love to add in some yoga here and there! Visit Yoga With Adriene for a great Yoga flow.
One of my favorites is her Detox and Digestion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBPP_izKKSs, check it out!
Body By Trainor
I discovered her on Instagram during quarantine and fell in love with her videos! Her energy and music are pumping and her sweat sessions are LEGIT!!! I never tire of her workouts because they are so fun and creative! I highly recommend checking her out:
Sarah Beth Yoga
Another quarantine find!
I LOVE her flows, simple, mellow and not a lot of talking. I especially LOVE her 7 day yoga challenge!
You can find her videos on youtube at SarahBethYoga
This is a free app you can download to your phone, that I recently downloaded onto my phone. It gives short challenges that you can do in a certain amount of time. Its great because it shows you each move while it counts each set and keeps time. I love to do this when I am short on time but I want a bit of a challenge, I always try to beat my previous time. This is definitely one app you will want to add! Check out Keelo here.
There are so many Darbee workouts I don’t even know where to begin! Some have fun theme names like Muffin Top , Space Cowboy, They are just visual straight to the point workouts. Find over 800 printable workouts at http://darebee.com
No, Pinterest is not just for recipes, and crafts, but workouts too!! I am always browsing Pinterest for fun, new workouts to try, and I am never disappointed! So go browse Pinterest and create a new board and start pinning some fun exercise routine you want to try!
Yes, I even find workouts on social media! I actually follow a few great people who post some short circuit workouts on a weekly basis and I love them! I love Redefining Strength, as well as Emily Skye, Megan Ewoldnsen, Dance Fitness with Jessica and Jillian Michaels. I follow them all on Facebook, because they are fun and inspiring to watch. It also keeps my newsfeed filled with people working out and staying in shape, helps keep me motivated!
Not seeing anything that gets your heart pumping? You can find any type of workout on youtube… just type in what type of workout you are in the mood for and voila! This is how i discovered Fitness Blender, PopSugar Fitness and Yoga with Adriene!
Now many of you might be thinking ” But I don’t have weights or equipment!!!” Luckily, many of these above do not require weights of any kind, just using plain old body weight(which is very effective in itself). However, if you wanted to add some weights be creative, use old water bottles, fill with water, sand or rice, depending on how heavy you want them. Or just use plain old cans from your pantry.
Another thing you can grab from your pantry…paper plates for a great total body workout. To check out one example of a paper plate workout click here.
If you are anything like me you might get bored easily, but these are great ways to switch up your workouts for when you don’t want to spend money or leave the comforts of your house. NO EXCUSES! So go grab your favorite workout clothes, get sweaty and have fun!
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