OK, everybody is officially unable to use the phrase "no time to exercise" because we are all at home, and time is clearly all we have! So brush off those yoga pants (you're probably already wearing them, as you probably slept in them!), bring out the sneakers, the mats and put on your best fit look, and check out these tried and tested fitness websites and channels. I love my workouts, and I love to switch them up on and off so from Zumba, Bollywood dance to the training that Victoria Secret models do (watch out Kendall Jenner) and kick boxing, these are our top favourites!
Fitness Websites And Channels To Make Sure You Workout And Stay Strong
My all time favourite website for workouts, Fitness Blender is brilliant for beginners, seasoned fitness folks and even those with a few aches and niggles. They have over 500 free workouts that target different (or all) body parts. I love the site more so because you can practically customise your workout. Be it for time, specific target muscles, with or without equipment, training type (cardio, HIIT, Pilates-inspired, balance or Barre among others) and even calories burned, it’s like you have a person trainer in the form of Kelli and Daniel.
While this one doesn’t have videos, they have plenty of easy workouts if you’re just starting out. Of course for the pros, they have a few options too! I like that these ones are meant to be done at home, and are not too complex. In fact, you can switch it up between yoga, HIIT or boxing, depending on your mood. They describe in words each movement, so make sure you run through the whole list, practice one, and then start the program from beginning to end, so you don’t have to keep checking on the list! For the video versions of some of these workouts, and for a whole lot more, check out the space on YouTube. Nicky Holendar is my favourite coach, and he will motivate you all day, everyday!
The Body Coach
If you’ve got kids at home, make Joe Wicks your best friend! While we do love the adult workouts ranging from legs, bums and tums one to the Tabata-style HIIT ones, we are loving his workout for kids. Of course, if you haven’t exercised in ages, then you can do those too. Currently, he goes live at 9am in England, which is 1.30pm India, for kids to workout, and build up a sweat during these times of staying indoors. Calling it PE With Joe, we love these simple yet intense exercise. I’ve been doing it since he started it with the global lockdown, and it’s motivating, and really does help you mentally stabilise, and really gets those endorphins going!
With mostly women trainers, I really enjoy the workouts on this website, and more so on the YouTube channel. This one is my go to when I want an intense but fun workout. Of course, it looks colourful and light, but make no mistake, the stuff here will give you a proper workout, and get you sweating without realising!
Unfortunately left un-updated for over two years, we still cannot get enough of the videos on the XHITDaily YouTube channel! Rebecca-Louise is the chirpy and fit trainer I followed most, mostly because as fit as she is, she’s a realist, and gets tired! Plus, the workout names are pretty fun. Who wants Victoria Secret Angel Legs? Of course, it helps that the folks from this website actually did train supermodels, so...aim high!
Ain’t no workout, like a Bollywood dance workout! While there are plenty of options if you just searched online, BollyFitness is an official one which will keep you fit as you dance around trees, and do the jhatkas and matkas! They mostly have choreography for songs, so you will need to keep playing different tunes to make up a full workout. But they have a few short workouts that last ten minutes.
Zumba with Dovydas
And finally, don’t ask me how, or why, but Dovydas is another of my favourite for home workouts that are fun, and get your properly exercising. It isn’t easy to always do fitness moves, and times workouts, so my Lithunanian friend Dovydas (OK, he’s not my friend, but he seems fun!) is just right for when you want a lighter workout. Despacito, Senorita, or Old Town Road, move and groove, and get fit!
Abhinav Mahajan & Aware Man
I checked this one out for fun, but find myself going back to it, for simple and do-able workout options. Of course, there are really solid exercises which you can follow if you're already in the know a bit. Otherwise, like me, check out the 60 Minute, No Gym workout, or more targeted sessions which work on core, shoulder, back or abs. This one also has Vlogs on diet and general fitness and health habits. There are not many new ones on here though, so don't expect that either.
Vijaya Tupurani is a super fun, certified, Zumba instructor who's also trained in Piloxing, Folk Fitness, Pound Fitness, Functional Training and other workout styles which we may need to Google! But we love the dance fitness videos that she posts, and we're in it for those moves! A blend of dance, exercise moves, and all out fun, these are the kinds you can do to unwind and get super fit! Divided into South Indian Dance Workouts, Justin Bieber Playlists, Pitbul, Sean Paul and Badshah (among others) workouts, it's a real energy booster!