Let’s be straight, watching some quality material on Netflix for some temporary lockdown de-stress is great, but it can’t offer the same amount of endorphins that a great workout would. However, with social distancing and constant sanitising becoming the new norm we can’t really look forward to heading to our favourite gyms anymore even if lockdown relaxes. Luckily, working out at home sans a mask and gloves is possible — all it takes is some great virtual workouts to look forward to and we’ve got you covered with the best in the biz.
Long time pioneer of flexible workouts that can be done at the comfort of your home or gym, Kayla has become a household name for her well designed WOD’s. Through her app SWEAT, this Aussie-based fitness guru teaches you how to increase your fitness and strength through regular 28 minute workouts that come equipped with audio cues, warm-ups and challenges so you can train with her when and how you want. New members avail themselves to a free trial and can update for as little as US$19.99 a month. The best part? You don’t even need to worry about having equipment as her workouts are designed to cater to everyone universally.
There’s no better workout than yoga if you’re looking at hitting two birds with one stone, that is de-stressing while getting in shape. After all, yoga is an ancient practice that was initially used as a means of obtaining enlightenment — talk about the need of the hour. This is where Yoga with Adriene comes into the picture with impressive 7.45 million YouTube subscribers in a span of 8 years, Adriene Mishler’s approach to yoga is holistic with an authentic message fitted into each of her videos. Armed with a soothing voice, her routines are even curated for all sorts of professions, moods and life trajectories like yoga for writers, chefs, risk takers, grief and a lot more — all absolutely free of cost.
With lockdown restrictions, the Nike Training Club sought it best to offer free workouts until further notice that are packed with bodyweight-only i.e. equipment free sessions, invigorating yoga classes, targeted training programs and full-equipment workouts for all fitness levels. According to the company, members logged in 66,000 minutes of crunches and 890,000 mountain climbers collectively while searches for ab and core workouts shot up above all else on the free app. The app also comes equipped with expert tips on sleep and nutrition apart from routines based on the type of training, difficulty level, available equipment, and even targeted muscle group you want to work on.
More commonly known by his social media handle @thebodycoach, Joe Wicks is a British fitness coach, TV presenter and author of cooking and fitness books. His fitness method uses short intense HIIT workouts and offers a tailored 90 day fitness program including both recipes and workouts. Ever since lockdown was enforced on the UK, he has raised over £200,000 for the NHS with his popular YouTube PE lessons. And when he isn’t being charitable he’s busy tailoring workouts for people of all ages from children to seniors on his his YouTube videos that have the ability to amass 23 million views in a single week. Titled ‘PE with Joe’, his lessons are broadcasted live every Monday to Friday on his channel and are freely available any time beyond that.
Published by: Vibhuti Vazirani/ 2020-05-16