While I am a member of a gym, sometimes I feel like all I can manage is a 20-minute workout in my kitchen. It’s just so much easier to exercise at home — all you have to do is open your computer and you’re set.
I have quite a few favourite online workouts. This week, I’ve tried out a couple of new ones, which I thought I’d share with you here in case you need a little extra motivation!
One of the things I love so much about online workouts is that it’s really like having a personal trainer in your home with you, without all the hassle of having to talk to people (I know, I’m a hermit, sue me!). You get all the encouragement and motivation without even having to change out of your pyjamas — it’s a homebody’s dream!
Insanity with Shaun T. is one of my all-time favourite at-home workouts, and I often find myself using it as a sort of touchstone, measuring every other workout I do against it. It’s so challenging yet so rewarding, and you always end up feeling great afterwards.
The workouts below come pretty close to being as challenging as Insanity, but in a way it’s good that they’re not as difficult because sometimes I like to switch it up. Your muscles need variety in order to keep improving, so I love trying out new videos as often as I can.
1. 30-day Shred with Jillian Michaels. I know I’m pretty late to the game on this, but so far I LOVE this workout. I’m only on day two of level one (there are three levels, each lasting for 10 days), and I already feel like I’m getting toned. Jillian Michaels is one tough lady, and if you’re looking for something easy with lots of breaks, this one probably isn’t for you! I hope I can make it to the 30-day mark because I’ve seen some amazing success stories online.
2. Cardio Barre: Dancer’s Body Workout. I love any workout that has ballet-inspired moves, and this one was no exception. It was pretty killer, but Cardio Barre is a great way to build long, lean muscles.
3. Dance Party Workout by FitSugar. Dancing is really one of the best ways to exercise — it’s so much fun and it burns tons of calories. I always love FitSugar’s workouts because they’re tough and challenging but super fun and upbeat as well.
Do you have any favourite online workout videos? Let me know in the comments below!