Happy Weekend, friends! With the polar vortex keeping most of us indoors this week, I figured this was the perfect time to finish and publish my roundup of The Best At Home Workouts! I discovered the beauty of an at home workout before there were even half of the options on this list. In fact, I had a Crunch Fitness Pilates DVD that I’d play on my computer in my TINY room in New York City, and that (plus running around the reservoir in Central Park) was how I managed to get my exercise on a budget! Luckily, the fitness industry and technology in general has advanced so much that skipping a gym membership or studio classes isn’t even a sacrifice anymore. You can get brand new, quality workouts right on your phone or computer at any time. Pretty darn cool.
While I personally love the energy that comes with going somewhere in person with a teacher who can help me in real time, there is no denying the convenience of an at home workout. There are so many days when I can’t justify taking the time to walk to a workout, actually work out, and then walk back. Or I just don’t want to because there’s a snowstorm outside! That’s where this list comes in handy. Some of these options are totally free, but even if they cost a little bit of money, it’s never anything crazy (besides Peleton 😂). And most of them do some sort of free trial, so keep an eye out for that! Let’s dive in…
The Best At Home Workouts I’ve Tried
Froyo to Fitness
If you follow my Fitness Recaps or Insta-stories, this one is no surprise. At only $50, I’m here to tell you that her 12 Week Guide is a STEAL. Especially if you’re like me and don’t mind repeating the same workouts over and over. Her circuits have made me much more comfortable with weights, and I feel like I have a purpose at the gym after the treadmill. But even when I don’t go to the gym, most of her circuits work with my trusty 5 pounders right at home.
Not surprisingly, BBG was recommended a million times! And I know why – each workout takes less than 30 minutes and the results are undeniable. For some reason, I just had trouble with the format though. Each 7 minute circuit felt like eternity… and as I always say, you have to figure out a way to ENJOY exercising so it doesn’t feel like punishment! That being said, if it works for you, get it girl!
Tone It Up
I’ve been a fan of their free YouTube videos for years. There are a ton available, I love that they’re short & sweet, and the girls are adorable. If you want to stick to at-home workouts more than just a YouTube video here and there, they also have a Tone It Up App that has even more videos + exclusive new videos every single week, so you never get bored. Plus, if you pay for the full year up front, it only costs $6.99 a month! Such a great deal!
I love that POPSUGAR Fitness was recommended because I honestly forgot about them! I used to do their videos all the time a few years ago because they have so many different options, from pilates to HIIT, and from 5 minute to 60 minutes.
One of my lovely followers told me about Barre3’s online classes when I asked for help writing my post about free/discounted fitness classes. I immediately decided to give it a try because they were partnering with my favorite meditation app, Headspace. If you love barre, but don’t want to pay to go to pricey studios in person, this is an amazing option. I will say that you’ll want to invest in the right props – my 5lb weights got heavy really quickly during some of the workouts, and I couldn’t try a few other videos I wanted to because I didn’t have ball. That being said, none of the props they use are expensive, so if you’ll stick to barre workouts, I definitely recommend checking this out!
I did a free trial of Kait Hurley’s app after I saw Jules from Om & the City talk about it. She has high intensity classes, audio-only running workouts, yoga flows, and meditation/restorative options. Now that I’m spending more time on the treadmill, I’m thinking about signing up again to test out her running workouts since I didn’t even touch that section last time. All in all, this is great for people who want workouts mixed with a little mindfulness and meditation.
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One of my best gals swears by the app, so I figured it would be best for her to explain why it’s great!! “I’m not a natural gym rat, so I easily get overwhelmed with options both in the gym and at home, and Aaptiv has helped a ton. Whether I’m going for crow pose in my living room on a frigid day or sprinting way faster than I ever thought I could on a treadmill, the coach in my ears is pushing and supporting me through it. I get WAY more out of my workouts than I would on my own. Bonus – since they’re all audio workouts, you don’t feel like a crazy person doing them in public!” Thanks Kaitlin!
FitnessBlender was recommended a bunch of times and I couldn’t figure out why it sounded so familiar… so I went to my Pinterest page and there it was. 10 MINUTE ABS! I used to do this video a bunch when I didn’t have time to get a full workout in – such a good one!
If you want to start doing BBG, but you don’t think you’ll stick to the ebook workouts, SWEAT is what you need. This app has BBG and BBG Stronger workouts by Kayla Itsines, plus PWR/Post Pregnancy workouts by Kelsey Wells, and more.
Nike Training Club
This app has over 185 workouts with clear audio and visual guidance for every move. Oh, and it’s FREE!
P.volve is a totally different type of workout than a lot of these other options. While other programs are about reps, these workouts focus on “precise movements that activate hard-to-reach muscles.” They’re all about working with your body instead of against it… I’m definitely curious about this!
Beachbody On Demand
Beachbody On Demand has over 700 workouts and a ton of specific programs, but your favorites were 21 Day Fix and LIIFT4!
Pure Barre On Demand
I never knew this was even an option, but this is so great for people who love Pure Barre, but can’t always justify the cost of a membership there! Stream unlimited classes for just $29.99 a month.
Asics Studio App
Awaken.Yoga – my friends Alexa and Shannon have classes on this platform!
B Present Studio Barre On Demand
Christine Salus YouTube Videos
Melissa Wood Health (She has prenatal workouts for any of you expecting!)
Physique 57 On Demand
Did I miss any of your favorites?
Let me know in the comments!
PS. You might also like my 2019 Workout & Wellness Planner, my January Fitness Recap, All About [solidcore], and The Best Discounted for Free Fitness Classes/Gym Memberships.