No matter your needs or abilities, there’s probably a yoga style out there for you. If you’re looking for gentle stretches, you can try a calm, relaxed style like hatha or yin. If you’re looking for something a little more intense, try a power yoga session. There are great yoga videos on Youtube and trust us, Youtube is the best teacher!
It’s an intense workout that focuses on strengthening your core muscles, improving your cardiovascular endurance, and boosting your balance. Many people believe you need equipment for barre, but you don’t.
You can find lots of such videos on Youtube. We recommend starting with a short 20-minute or so session, then building your way up from there.
There are two types of Pilates exercises: those that use studio equipment and those you can perform pretty much anywhere on a mat or soft surface. While you probably need to visit a studio to work with Pilates apparatus (or shell out the big bucks for your own), you can easily do a mat workout at home. Take our word, Pilates is great fun too!
Whether it’s raining, snowing, or you just can’t leave the house, you can still fit in your steps and get in some cardiovascular exercise by walking up and down any stairs at home or in your apartment building.
You can also spice things up by doing a step aerobic workout. Step up and down from the landing to the first step, trying to see how quickly you can go. Mix things up by turning to one side or the other as you step up and down.
A couch potato workout is one you can do from the comfort of your couch. You squeeze it in during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV show or when you’d otherwise be vegging out.
One example of couch potato exercises is sitting-to-standing. During this exercise, you repeatedly stand up from the couch, then sit back down again. It helps build your butt and thigh muscles and can get your heart rate up, depending on how quickly you stand and sit.
Try these out and let us know which one you enjoyed the most!
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