Favorite At-Home Workouts
This quarantine, I was forced like many others to find alternate ways to workout without having to go to a studio or the gym. Personally, I’m a big spin class fanatic but I have found myself quarantined at home without a stationary bike. I was forced to find alternative ways to workout at home and stay motivated to move my body. I was pretty surprised with my findings so I thought I’d share them with you! Get ready to SWEAT.
Bailey Brown on Youtube
I HAD to start this article with Bailey Brown because she is the favorite discovery I’ve made this quarantine. She uploads new videos every monday and her youtube channel offers a large variety of workouts. It offers pilates style workouts to tone arms, legs, butt and abs but also more cardio ones like HIIT workouts. My favorite videos from her are her 5 minutes workouts, which are absolutely amazing! Not only are they crazy effective, they are quick and easy to do at the end of a workout or to stack a few of them and make it your full workout. They are so useful for busy people or for people who hate committing to long workouts. You can find more Bailey Brown videos on her mobile app, BB Fit, which I have yet to try.
B.Cycle Instagram lives
I have a huge appreciation for b.cycle, since it’s the cycling studio I usually go to in Montreal. When the quarantine started, their studios were obviously not able to offer their classes anymore and decided to turn to a very popular mean of offering fitness classes: instagram lives. They offer both barre and cycling classes everyday, multiple times a day. I have yet to try their live spinning classes, but they seem to be similar to the ones given in the studio, so I already know I’d love them. I have done quite a few of their live barre classes. They require little or no equipement, and if they do, it usually is stuff you can find around the house like towels or wine bottles. The studio posts their schedule for the week on their website at the beginning of the week. The instructors are funny and motivating and their workouts burn like crazy. Workouts stay on the bcycle account for 24 hours, so don’t worry if you’re busy during one of their workouts, you can just do them later!
Barrys Instagram lives
I had heard of Barrys before but I had never been to one of their studios. I recently did a few of their instagram live workouts and they are great. The ones I did were HIIT workouts and they definitely got my sweat on. This is NOT a workout for you if you don’t like fast paced workouts with very little downtime. The instructors were great, motivating and they definitely know what they’re doing. The exercices they made us do were simple to understand and easy to do. It’s a great workout to do if you want to do some cardio but don’t want to do classic cardio like going for a run.
Rebecca Louise on Youtube
I discovered her channel about 5 years ago and fell in love with her workouts. They are so effective! She has so many different types of workouts on her channel so you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love on there. She uploads daily, which is great if you are someone who gets bored of workouts easily. For anyone who finds it hard to stay motivated, she frequently offers workout series (her current one is a 30 day Summer Series) which is great to hold you accountable. She is motivating and her workouts are easy to follow. She even has workouts specifically for beginners so there really isn’t any excuse for not doing her workouts! Just like Bailey Brown, she also has a mobile app, the Burn app, where she offers daily fitness and health related content.
Yoga with Kassandra on Youtube
After a workout or on mornings I feel stressed, I love to do a little yoga. However, I often find yoga videos on youtube tend to be more on the longer side and I am usually looking for something quick. If you relate to this, you’re going to love yoga with Kassandra. She has 10 min yoga sessions videos which are ideal for a good after workout stretch or for a busy morning. She offers easy to follow videos for any time of the day. If you have done yoga before, you’ll be able to follow her classes without any problem. The only equipment you really need to follow along is a yoga mat. She sometimes uses yoga blocks, but I don’t personally have any and I am still able to follow!
Lululemon Yoga Videos on Youtube
If you’re looking for longer yoga videos, I would recommend the Lululemon yoga videos. They are usually given by lululemon ambassadors and are easy to follow even for beginners. You can find different types of yoga classes on there such as power yoga or every day Vinyasa flows. I would say these are more like ‘traditional’ yoga classes you would do in a studio. In some classes, the instructor goes through flows quite quickly, which is a thing to keep in mind if you’re looking for a slow flow.
Hopefully this article motivated some of you to get moving at home!