Favorite workout routines at home
March 16, 2020 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Hi! What are your favorite ways for getting exercise at home, preferably with minimal equipment, and preferably suitable for a small apartment? Also open to any videos you can follow along with as you work out. Thanks for your tips!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
Yoga With Adriene is free on YouTube, with several different 30-day courses. available.

Shovelglove is also well-suited for a small space with minimal equipment.

There's a lot you can do with a couple of adjustable dumbbells and a selection of weight plates.
posted by ourobouros at 12:07 PM on March 16, 2020 [6 favorites]

Shovelglove is based on mimicking lots of common labors using a sledgehammer. Definitely works in small rooms. I like it because you can work a lot of core muscles while also training dexterity and cardio. Other related suggestions are kettlebell and medicine ball, but I find shovelglove more fun and versatile while also being less expensive.
posted by SaltySalticid at 12:08 PM on March 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

I dig the 7 minute workout as a quick way to break a sweat. While it's likely too short to constitute a full workout, you can always repeat as necessary, or use it as a quick excuse to step away from your computer.
posted by Vhanudux at 12:09 PM on March 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

You may want to check out this recent Ask.
posted by solotoro at 12:18 PM on March 16, 2020

Fitness Blender has my favorite video workouts. They're on YouTube, lots of no-equipment cardio and HIIT workouts.
posted by rachaelfaith at 12:20 PM on March 16, 2020

Seconding Yoga with Adriene! She’s great!
posted by Weeping_angel at 12:24 PM on March 16, 2020 [2 favorites]

Downdog app (and similar features on website) are free right now. I have only used the barre ‘channel’ but there’s also yoga, HIIT, 7 min workout, etc.
posted by Tandem Affinity at 12:39 PM on March 16, 2020

posted by atlantica at 1:00 PM on March 16, 2020

+ Yoga with Adriene and Fitness Blender. Fitness Blender also has a really positive online community that's a bright spot on the internet right now, frankly.
posted by too bad you're not me at 1:31 PM on March 16, 2020

KaisaFit on instagram posts body weight workouts on her insta almost everyday. she often makes use of things like a towel, a book, an overturned cooking pot, etc.

Plus she's a cheerful encourager and I feel she's talking to me when she says "great job team! you got this!"
posted by affectionateborg at 1:35 PM on March 16, 2020

Do not judge me but I love the short Passion4Profession workouts like this one. It's like being taught by a robot.

They have ones without music too.
posted by ihaveyourfoot at 2:00 PM on March 16, 2020

ehabymelt: Basic Exercises for Hands pt 1, pt 2, pt 3. How to "Floreo" (hands movement).
Other dances and tutorials on her channel.
posted by TrishaU at 2:04 PM on March 16, 2020

The VFit Studio does tons of different cardio, strength, yoga, etc. classes via Zoom meetings and is making all of their classes free until mid-April. MeMail me if you have more questions, I found their signup process a little confusing but once I actually figured it out I am loving the classes.
posted by rogerroger at 2:42 PM on March 16, 2020

Guardian ran a ten best home workouts this very morning.
posted by biffa at 3:41 PM on March 16, 2020

I downloaded the Johnson & Johnson HIIT app yesterday to take the place of my now closed gym. Corporate sponsorship means you aren't barrages with pitches to upgrade while using the app.
posted by COD at 3:57 PM on March 16, 2020

Darebee and the Nike Training Club app are my go-tos.
posted by thebots at 4:19 PM on March 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

I use the book Body By You which is the women's oriented version of You Are Your Own Gym. Bodyweight exercises you can do easily at home with no special equipment.
posted by Hypatia at 4:38 PM on March 16, 2020

I like FitnessType on youtube.
posted by Ms Vegetable at 4:38 PM on March 16, 2020

downdogapp has made their content free until April 1. They have customizable yoga routines (length, level, warmup / no warmup, focus area, voice, music, etc.), but I think there's a constellation of apps, others of which offer HIIT workouts and such.

I personally have a 25 and 15kg kettlebell, which are a good amount of resistance for me. This gets me routines like:

45 seconds work, 15 seconds rest, 3x each line
Romanian deadlift (25kg), single leg deadlift (15kg)
Kettlebell swing (15kb), squats (25kg)
Bent-over rows (15kb), plank (no weight)
posted by batter_my_heart at 10:38 PM on March 16, 2020

If you like flow/power yoga, I like:

Lesley Fightmaster
Heart Alchemy Yoga
Five Parks Yoga

Most of those have videos that are flow style, with a cardio element, and are relatively challenging- recommended for those who are at least advanced beginner. But all good quality channels that I use almost daily.
posted by bearette at 8:59 AM on March 17, 2020 [1 favorite]

this lady has a lot of cool workouts.
posted by speakeasy at 10:51 AM on March 17, 2020

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