The climate isn’t great — downright sombre in fact. But for those of us who are working from home or were issued a Stay Home Notice, now’s the time to work on self-improvement, and most crucially, our health.
After all, if there’s one surefire way to improve your immunity, it’s through eating well and staying active. Thankfully, there’s a host of options to guide you through this period. Here, we round up seven YouTube workout platforms for you to break out a sweat in the comfort of your apartment.
You might know the name as a famous Australian brand of sports apparel, but on YouTube, Alo Yoga has established itself as one of the most popular platform in promoting well-being. In line with its ethos of mindful movement, classes cover yoga practices including dedicated classes for kids, inspirational ‘Beyond The Mat’ testimonials, and guided mediations. You can also sign up to their workout video platform for a free 14-day trial.
Natacha backs all her workouts with supporting evidence, so you’re never blindly following a workout in vanity. Armed with a MPhil in Biophysics, Natacha provides various HIIT workouts, marathon training inspiration and gives excellent fitness and diet tips. Her channel also features vlogs documenting her daily life as an entrepreneur so here’s a fair warning, some procrastination toward your own daily life is expected.
Calisthenics is a form of bodyweight training that focuses on building strength, while also working with gravity in movement. Think of your days as a kid at the playground, and multiply that by a hundred. Sounds tough, which is why you’ll benefit greatly from the guidance and motivation brought to you by the Barstarzz team. The workouts rely on bodyweight which lets barbells off the hook, with classes for all levels of fitness.
Yoga With Adriene
The best thing about Adriene Mishler’s classes is that they feel completely personal, making you feel like you’re getting a one-on-one session. Without having to worry about how ‘good’ you’re doing, the classes are designed for all levels of practitioners with different themes and goals. These videos include yoga practices for sleep, stretching, energising morning flows, and other various needs and concerns.
The Fitness Marshall
The clubs are closed? No problem. Caleb Marshall brings all the moves to his dance workouts that incorporate today’s top hits. Designed as part of your very own personalised ‘Sweat Set,’ viewers are meant to choose two warm-up videos, eight main workout videos, and one cool-down video. Each upload is labelled according to its section in the description box, so you can design virtually endless combinations for your daily burn.
If you like variety in your workouts, check out Popsugar’s fitness channel for a whole selection of fun workouts. The videos cover buzzy trends like Victoria Secret workouts, but you’ll believe the hype when you see how intense these targeted workouts can actually get. There are plenty of instructors, celebrity trainers and fitness experts to keep content fresh and engaging.
LA-based Cassey Ho is like your virtual fitness buddy, keeping you motivated with programmes, challenges, and truthful vlogs about her own wellness journey. Cassey has over 500 million video views for a good reason: as a certified fitness instructor and pilates teachers, she’s honest about results and promotes a healthy body image, all promoted with her signature bubbly personality. She offers a ton of free resources for those keen to jumpstart a new fitness routine, from daily workout calendars to special challenges.
This article was first published on Prestige Online Malaysia.