Whether it’s in the morning or the evening, one of the last things we want to do when it’s dark and cold outside is drag ourselves to the gym for the ultimate sweat sesh. You might feel like your only option is to Uber to your workout or cosy down on the sofa and break a sweat while channel surfing the evening’s shows.
It is so easy to let the winter darkness dictate our workout schedules but since we live in the 21st century, we have access to so many amazing communities that give us the opportunity to sweat in the comfort of our own homes! All you need is yourself! Here are some of our favourite workouts you can stream online! Don’t worry, they aren’t like Jane Fonda style workout videos – although we do love the 80’s style!
Banish the excuses and get your sweat on whenever you want!
Our obsession with the founder of blogilates, Cassey Ho, goes wayyy back! She has made her pilates workouts so easily accessible that there is virtually zero excuse to miss a sweat. Her sparkling attitude and positivity make you actually want to workout. Not only that, her pilates workouts are tough. So tough that we usually try not to laugh the following day because our abs are so sore. Subscribe to her youtube channel and join an array of the fitness challenges she has! We can guarantee you’ll have her blog book-marked in your browser!
Popsugar has a wide range of different fitness videos that cater to a wide range of fitness tastes. Whether you’re into boxing, yoga, or just want to tone your bum, Popsugar has the workout for you! Each video varies in length so you’re sure to find a way to sweat even if you have just five minutes! Sometimes those short ones are the hardest!
Founded by one of our favourite yogis, Tara Stiles, Strala gives you access to her world famous yoga classes. At $10.00 (approx. £8.50) per class, you can choose from several different yoga classes depending on your mood. Luckily, Tara also has her own YouTube channel where she shares her different practices! Although the videos are short, each target a specific area or concern, making it an easy choice to make when we first wake up in the morning!
Loved by models including Victoria’s Secret Angel, Lily Aldridge, Ballet Beautiful gives you a modern workout with classical moves that elongate and tone your entire body. Although the workouts aren’t free, they are effective so it’s worth trying even just once! Once you pay for your video, you are free to watch and use the video at your convenience. So go ahead – dance like no one is watching and get a ballerina body in no time!
words by Nadia Liu