When we realized that we’d be home for an extended period of time, I set two kind of healthy-ish goals for myself to focus on: fitness and skincare. Setting these little goals sort of keeps me distracted, but it also certainly can’t be a bad thing to get into a healthier routine now in hopes that it continues to stick later!
I was already a pretty big fan of at home workouts, so this hasn’t been a huge transition for me. And, on a positive note, it’s been great to try a few new things since so many companies are offering extended trials on the best at home workout programs!
The Best At Home Workout Programs
Peloton // You knew this was coming, I continue to absolutely love my Peloton and will probably always say that it is the very best when it comes to at home workouts! I have been riding my bike at least 3 days a week (alternating with a streaming class from somewhere else) during this time at home. I’ve also been doing Peloton Digital workouts with the app for yoga and every evening for sleep or relaxation meditations. Right now you can get a free 90-day trial of the Peloton app and take advantage of cycling, yoga, strength, meditation, outdoor and even family workouts!
Define Online // Define was my absolute favorite place to workout when we lived in Houston and I am thrilled that they have brought a really full streaming schedule our way during this time. I’ve been doing 2 classes per week: Define Beat cardio dance and the Define Bounce trampoline workout. They also have their signature Define Body classes, some Yoga and even their cycling class available. Classes are $12 each and you get a Zoom link sent to you about 20 minutes before class starts. I love these workouts for a little variety!
Xtend Barre + Pilates // I started doing some of these Xtend Barre workouts a couple of months ago after seeing some Instagram Ads on them. I even bought a ballet barre to make the workouts more effective for me (although you can totally use a chair). I was actually surprised at how hard these workouts are! They make you feel like a dancer, even if you’re not particularly coordinated, and they really focus on overall strength and length. One thing I will say with these is that you need to do a few of them and be patient. They’re challenging both mentally and physically, so give yourself a few classes to figure out the routine and then you’ll love them!
Get (Safely) Outside // Spring is taking its time to arrive here in Michigan, but we’ve been doing our best to get outside whenever possible. We try to have the boys take at least one “brain break” to go out and play, as well as taking a family bike ride once or twice a day. I’ve gone for a few solo walks outside as brain breaks for myself and it’s just so nice to get fresh air – it’s good for your body and mind!
What are your favorite at home workout programs? Let me know in a comment below!