Being home for the past 10+ months hasn’t been easy for anyone. One thing I did not anticipate missing as much as I have is being able to go to the gym. Honestly, at this point, I think that gyms may be open again in my city (with face masks and social distancing mandates). However, I’m still not fully comfortable with that. The spring and summer months felt a bit easier to find the motivation to work out at home. The warm weather was just calling for being outside, and my workouts often looked like yoga on the patio or running by the waterfront. But as the days get shorter and colder, it’s getting harder and harder to get out from under the blankets and into workout gear. It’s more important than ever to make sure you’re actually enjoying your workouts so you can stay motivated.
With the new year here, there’s no better reason to jump start your fitness routines again – at home. These five accounts have been my go-to during quarantine.
6 Fitness Accounts Keeping Me Inspired At Home
I can honestly say Jill Stout of Hoboken Yogi has truly changed my life. I started going to yoga when I was going through a little rough patch after moving to Jersey City and once I started taking her classes I never looked back. From countless yoga classes to epic yoga retreats together (hello Spain and France), I’m so happy to have connected with this wonderful yogi. She’s teaching virtual classes through her studios but is also hosting $12 intimate, virtual classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7AM. Follow her on Instagram to sign up!
Tone It Up
Tone It Up has long been a favorite of mine for at-home workouts. The workouts aren’t super advanced, but they are extremely efficient. You can find all kinds of at-home workouts on the Tone It Up app, website, or Instagram. They also have a great product line that’s perfect to complete a mini home gym. They often host challenges that are 4-6 week-long programs that the community completes together, alongside a healthy (attainable!) meal plan.
FitOn is a completely free app that provides countless workouts like yoga, HIIT, pilates, weight training and so on. Something that’s unique about this app is the ability to do challenges or workouts with friends who are also on the app. It’s super straight forward and efficient. There are options to workout with only bodyweight, dumbbells, bands, etc.
Morgan Leigh Willett
I always go to Morgan’s Instagram whenever I want to do a workout without having to follow along to a FULL video. I go to Morgan’s page and scroll through her routines while binge-watching New Girl. They usually take 30-45 minutes to complete and always leave you feeling it the next day.
Yoga with Adrienne
Yoga with Adriene is great for beginners. One thing I love about Adriene’s YouTube channel is the ability to find yoga for specific issues. She has videos like “Yoga for Stress, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Headaches” and so on and so forth.
Commit 2 Fit
This month I’ve been trying out a new workout program from Casey Garofalo, founder of NJ-based Commit 2 Fit. Casey is an old co-worker of mine who started her own personal training company and has been helping her clients achieve their girls for years. Not only does she do one-on-one in-person and virtual training, she also works with groups. The program I’ve been doing is a monthly challenge with daily workouts programmed into an app. It’s easy to use and Casey is on the app to provide motivation and accountability.
What are your go-to fitness accounts?