When you’re exhausted from all that life’s thrown at you, it feels like a lot of work to get dressed and feel motivated to go to the gym. And while I’m sure I don’t need to tell you the health benefits of working out, like stress reduction, boosting brain function, and improving your energy levels, sometimes that just doesn’t feel like enough to get you off the couch.
So what’s the solution? Working out at home! There are some fantastic, effective workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home – equipment is minimal, costs are lower than joining a gym, and the location can’t be beat! Unsure of how to scour the internet for the best workouts? We’ve got you covered!
Kayla Itsines, approx $6 CAD/Week – If you haven’t heard of Kayla yet, you’re in for a treat. Her workouts and recipes have earned her a massive cult following and her guides are less than the cost of your morning latte. Check out her website for a free trial.
Barre3, approx $19 CAD/Month – With new workouts posted each week and more than 250 videos of varying length to choose from, Barre3 offers the classic barre experience and more, guaranteeing you’ll find the right workout for you!
DoYogaWithMe, By Donation – DoYogaWithMe has a massive library of online yoga classes for all levels in just about any style of yoga. They break down everything from breathing to specific poses, so you never have to worry about if you’re “doing it right.” You’ll love the positivity and passion of the community and instructors – something that’s exemplified by their pay-what-you-can business model.
Booya, approx $13 CAD/Month – Booya caters to the boutique workout crowd and prides themselves on their wide range of classes set to popular music (read: no techno workout remixes!). The site features barre, pilates, cardio kickboxing, hiit, sports conditioning, dance and just about any other kind of workout you could imagine. Check out their site for a free month!
Blogilates , Free, Blogilates Offical App (available on the App Store or Google play) or check out her videos on YouTube – Cassey Ho also has a massive following. Her channel Blogilates was rated the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube, and it’s clear why. Her two million subscribers are treated to challenging twists on classic pilates routines, all set to energizing, fun music. And the best part? Cassey’s Pilates Intense Interval Training promises results in less than 30 minutes a day.
Do you subscribe to any online workouts? Let us know what’s worked for you in the comments!