Real talk: sometimes it’s hard enough for me to muster up the motivation to workout without adding on the layers required to go to the gym. Like changing out of my work clothes, traveling to/from a gym, and getting there only to not get the equipment you wanted (or worse, not even knowing where to start.) Moreover, I am always looking for ways to save money wherever possible, so not having a monthly gym fee is another perk of at home workouts.
Whether you’re looking for something to supplement for those days you just can’t make it into the gym, or you’re solely an at home workout gal like me, there’s two at home workouts that I’ve been using regularly and absolutely love! To note, I am big into circuit type workouts and yoga sequences, which tend not to need any equipment and move quickly not allowing your mind to wander or tune out.
Down Dog App
Since downloading this app, it’s been like having a yoga studio to myself in the comfort of my own home! Customize your session to your liking; by choosing the type of sequence, full/short practice, quick flow or restorative; the level, beginner, intermediate or advanced; and the length of time,10-45 minutes.
Each session is new and different no matter how many times you use the app, so you never get bored, and it includes a matching playlist. I’ve also found myself doing a second session every night using the restorative session as a bedtime ritual to unwind and stretch at the end of a long day. It’s my absolute favorite!
So roll out your yoga mat, light a candle, download down dog app and get your zen on! You won’t regret it!
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Wahoo 7 Minutes
Yes, you read that right – seven minutes! That’s all you need, which is why this might just be my favorite workout ever. But don’t let it fool you, while it is quick and simple, this is not an easy workout.
The app acts as your personal trainer providing instructions for 30-second intervals of high-intensity exercises, followed by 10-second breaks. It also works your entire body with 12 different reps in the set – from wall sits to planks to crunches to jumping jacks. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can always repeat the workout as much as you’d like.
It’s the best solution for those days when you really don’t feel like you can fit in a workout. Do you have seven minutes? Of course you do! Voila!