Do you ever feel motivated to exercise, but don’t know where to start or what you’re in the mood to do? Well, here are five of my go-to resources when I want to fit in a quick, at-home workout.
This website features many fitness and workout programs and advice, but if you want to get into a routine and prefer a structured workout plan to keep you on track, Active’s 2-Week Workout Plan to Lose Inches is a great option! Keep in mind, if you are just starting out, you can take it slow – do the day 1 workout for 2 or 3 days, then try the day 2 workout for another few days, and build up slowly until you’ve finished all of the workouts.
Bodybuilding.com is a great resource for those who want to get into weight training, but can’t afford (or don’t want) a personal trainer, OR those who already have a high level of fitness and want to take it to the next level. If those sound like opposites, well they are! This site caters to every level, from beginner to advanced, with articles like The Right Way to Train for your First 5K and workout plans like The Best Beginner Weight Training Guide.
Whether you are a well-versed Yogi or you are just curious to see what yoga is all about, Yoga journal is a great place to explore new poses and sequences, learn about the practice of yoga, and add some fun new movements to your repertoire. Check out their Practice page for sequences and guides to accomplish more challenging poses.
FitnessBlender (and their YouTube channel)
Like the aforementioned resources, FitnessBlender caters to everyone, from beginners to those at an advanced level. They feature many HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts, but also mix in traditional cardio and strength training along with pilates, ladder, step, and kickboxing workouts. They feature over five hundred videos containing free workouts and nutrition & lifestyle advice. You can find more free videos, or purchase paid workout plans on the website.
Lazy Dancer Tips (YouTube Channel) Or the website for a paid subscription
Lazy Dancer Tips is great for current dancers to keep developing their skills, those who danced when they were young and want to get back into it, AND for those who have never danced a day in their lives but want to learn some ballet! There are many free videos on their Youtube channel, or you can purchase to a subscription on the website.
I hope you enjoy these resources! Do you have any favorite websites you use to help you stay in shape? Share with us in the comments!