All those sourdough recipes and late-night ice cream binges can result in packing on a few extra pounds. With all our gyms still closed, this was inevitable. Of course, this is not the end of the world, but we might all benefit from working out to get ready for hanging out by the pool or just feeling like our best selves. We came up with a few ways you can get fit at home, and maybe you’ll never return to the gym after these!
For those of us still working from home, we might all benefit from taking a little stretch during our lunch break. Download the Down Dog app for unique, personalized yoga each time you take a class. Adjust the time, level, focus, voice, and music of the class to your liking, and enjoy a yoga class made just for you. For those of us looking for something a little more intense, Barre3, a renowned NYC barre studio, created an online subscription that not only has tons of online barre classes that you can filter to your preference, but also a tool to help you track your progress.
Looking to invest a little more into your home gym? This may be the year you buy a Peloton. It might be a big splurge, but if you are ready to commit to working out, Peloton’s bike and subscription service might be the way to get that beach-ready body. Just think about all the money you’ll save on spin classes.
There are plenty of equipment-free workouts on the internet, but we thought of a few simple tools your workout might be missing. Other than the obvious weights and yoga mat, consider purchasing a jump rope (or stealing one from your kids). A jump rope helps improve coordination, stamina and focus, as well as works as a great cardio exercise. Another great tool is a foam roller to aid your warm up or cool down routine. A gym staple, a foam roller can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase your joint range of motion.
If you don’t have the energy or money to commit to a subscription service, there are so many informative videos on Youtube that will guide you through any workout, whether you want to tone your thighs or build some abs.