Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to exercise, from doing yoga at home to lifting weights in the gym or running in the park. I personally tend to go through phases, trying out various different routines (or no routine at all, when I’m going through a lazy phase!), but the one thing I always need is some guidance. I’ve tried a lot of different fitness websites and YouTube channels, but these are the four that I come back to again and again.
Cassey’s short, easy to follow YouTube videos focus on Pilates and HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home with literally no equipment other than a yoga mat. I’ve been using Blogilates for years and I love to follow the monthly workout calendar, which outlines 4-5 videos per day, each focusing on a different area, such as upper body or legs and cardio.
Lean it Up
The Lean it Up website, run by Brian Di Santo, outlines complete workout routines using weights in the gym. It’s great for anyone who has no idea where to start with weights or just wants to change up their gym routine without the expense of a personal trainer. My favourite is the intense (but effective!) four-day muscle thrashing routine for beginners.
Kayla’s e-book, the Bikini Body Guide is the only resource I’ve included that actually costs anything to use, and consists of easy to follow, short HIIT workouts using minimal equipment, which can be done at home or in the gym. Her workouts are really great for anyone short on time but looking to achieve maximum results quickly.
Yoga with Adriene
Adriene’s YouTube channel is a really useful resource for 20-30 minute yoga videos. As a complete yoga newbie, I found her 30-day challenge a great place to start, with some slow and relaxing videos, while others were more challenging. Her ‘yoga for your back’ video is still my go-to anytime I have back pain – it works wonders!
Hopefully these resources will help anyone who is looking to develop a new workout routine or try out some different types of exercise for the New Year!