As you probably know, working out has been part of my daily routine for over 6 months now. While I usually play tennis, go out for a run, head to barre class or to my Friday aqua spin session, the recent lockdown means that I had to rethink my entire routine to be able to work out at home.
So here are my favorite apps, Youtube channels, and routines that you can do from your living room!
Tone It Up app
While I used to workout using Tone It Up Youtube videos back in 2013, I kind of forgot about them up until recently. I came across their app while searching for new workouts and I’ve been in love since. The app is free to use at the moment and I really enjoy using it daily. It contains workout plans but also on-demand videos and healthy meal ideas. My favorite workouts so far have been the Booty bands burn, sleek arms workout and booty & abs workout.
The Sweat App by Kayla Itsines is probably one of the most popular workout apps for a good reason. While I’m not currently subscribed to it, I used it a ton last summer to get back into the habit of exercising. While it might seem daunting at first, especially if you’re not used to working out, I find that it is great to learn the basics like squats, tricep dips or lunges. I also really like the fact that the app helps you to create a workout schedule that you can even add to your calendar.
Yoga with Adrienne
I discovered Adrienne’s yoga videos a few years ago and I’ve been practicing yoga by following her for quite some time now. I love her videos because they are easily accessible and simple to follow. I tend to do yoga about once a week but I’ll try to incorporate it a bit more in my routine as it’s a great way to stretch out your muscles. I also hope to follow one of her 30 days challenges to practice every day later on this year.
When we moved into our house in 2015, we decided to stop our gym membership and instead create our own mini gym in the basement. We bought an elliptical, some weights, yoga mats, and kettlebells and we’ve been using it ever since. I’ve linked some of our equipment down here but remember that you absolutely don’t need all of that to get started. A towel can double up as a yoga mat and water bottles can make great weights if you don’t have any equipment. If you want to buy a few essentials, I would recommend a good yoga mat, a resistance band and a set of weights.
My favorite workout clothes
I’m one of those people that is more likely to work out if they have something cute & comfortable to wear. For over 10 years, I’ve been loving Lululemon workout clothes and I’m slowly building up my collection. I also like workout gear from Nike, Lorna Jane, Victoria’s Secret & H&M. If you’re not sure what to get, I would highly recommend a good support bra (I love this one), a pair of black leggings (I live in these) and a sweat-resistant top.