Home is where the heart is, apparently. And now we have ample time to get that heart pumping! Workouts from your own carpet might have once seemed strange but that was before 2020 happened.
Now, it’s the new normal and you don’t just get fit, you can also consciously celebrate the universal community and camaraderie, knowing that people worldwide are doing exactly the same as you. With the second lockdown in full swing, here are five brilliant at-home workouts to try out for yourself...
For Those Who Want To Be Part Of Something Big: Yoga with Adriene
The famous Adriene Mishler is ‘on a mission to get the tools of yoga into schools and homes’. The Texan hosts the YouTube channel ‘Yoga with Adriene’, an enormous global online gathering of over eight million subscribers, who enjoy a different ‘Community Theme’ every month. She is far from a lockdown sensation, having been ‘The People’s Yogi’ for years, but there isn’t a better gateway workout to the world of yoga than the fighting-fit American.
For Those Really Really Missing The Gym: Orangetheory Fitness
From the celebrated fitness chain, Orangetheory are transporting the studio to the side of your sofa. They are providing a Full Workout Library with upper, lower and total-body workouts scientifically designed for results, plus lower-impact options in collaboration with the American Heart Association.
For Those Who Want Their P.E. Teacher Back: The Body Coach TV
The Epsom Exerciser himself Joe Wicks is back! The Body Coach (MBE, may we add) kept the nation - nay the world - active throughout the majority of 2020, and will provide more free online workouts requiring you to warm up in winter after the fitness instructor confirmed this month that he will be offering ‘Wake up with Joe’ sessions.
“I promised if we went back into a lockdown I would be here to help you get through it,” he wrote on Instagram. The sessions go live Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6am (GMT) on his YouTube channel. Joe’s given himself a high benchmark to work towards: his extremely well-received first run included a Guinness World Record after one episode was watched by nearly a million people, and he raised £580,000 for the NHS after he donated all ad revenue from the sessions, for which he was rightly rewarded by the Queen.
For Those Who Love Pilates And Pop: Blogilates
Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and personality based in Los Angeles, and the creator of Blogilates, a Pilates/pop music fusion channel which has so far garnered over half a billion video views and four million avid subscribers. As a certified group fitness instructor and Pilates mat and Reformer teacher, Cassey has been motivating people to move for nearly a decade with her unique combination and style to bring Pilates to the public.
For Those Who Want Fun, Fitness, And A Feet Frenzy: BollyX
Your cardio crave is fulfilled with this Indian Bollywood dance style. Light up that inner-Sholay with the BollyX online dance workout videos providing dynamic but elegant choreography delivered in 50-minute classes of varying intensity. Different aspects of the Bolly body are taken into consideration, with over 400 different fitness regimes available for you to dance to. Get those windows open and get ready to bang out the bhangra.