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Work Out At Home: The Best Of Digital Fitness
When it's cold out, leaving your house to work out just seems impossible. Why leave the heat and comfort of your apartment for something you can find online? Even in the nicest weather, an at-home workout is even easier than a run in the park—plus, it's economical, both time-wise and wallet-wise. We pulled together a few of our favorite streaming classes, with an emphasis on practicality (in other words: we're not investing in a ballet barre). Let us know what you think, and if you have any other favorites!
1. SWEAT: KAYLA ITSINES’ BIKINI BODY GUIDE, $20/MONTH
With over eight million followers on Instagram—almost all of them living proof of her jaw-droppingly transformational Bikini Body Guide workouts—Kayla Itsines is a 26-year-old personal trainer from Adelaide, Australia. Her Sweat with Kayla app not only has her well-known Bikini Body Guides, but it also includes an assortment of workouts from HIIT to rehabilitation and resistance. Plus there are food recommendations, shopping lists, and meal planning help. It’s hard to find a better one-stop-shop guide to eating well and working out that’s more robust or well-designed. Kayla, you’re our #fitspo.
2. AKT — $50/mo
Essentially the gold standard in fitness streaming, AKT in Motion is Anna Kaiser's crazy intense, get-results dance cardio. Anna played a role in building Tracy Anderson's choreography, so the pedigree is high. "I'm obsessed with Anna's streaming classes because content changes regularly," says CB Founder Robin Shobin, "and she makes it easy to work out without props or weights on hand. I am not coordinated at all but Anna has a great mix of moves that work for me." Anna also has a killer YouTube channel.
3. Anita Goa, Yoga with Adriene, — YouTube
We learned about Anita Goa from our friends at DailyHarvest (if you haven't tried their smoothie delivery service yet, do it! It's a must). Anita's blend of yoga and wellness is inspiring—she looks amazing at 43! Her videos range from beginner instructional to 6o-minute, more advanced vinyasa flows, and we love her obsession with skincare and healthy eating (she admits to masking every day!). Yoga With Adriene is all about simple, 30-minute classes, and she also recently posted a month-long yoga "camp" with daily classes. For a more advanced at-home yoga class (serious pretzels), check out Leigha Butler.
4. Ramona Braganza, 3-2-1 App — $5
This is celeb fitness trainer Ramona Braganza's 12-week training program all packed into one easy app. Her system is called 3-2-1 because it blends three cardio moves, two strength circuits, and one core. But don't worry—it won't be the same every day.
5. FitFusion, $10/mo
Dubbed the Netflix of fitness, FitFusion features Jillian Michaels and 20 other fitness experts. There are over 200 videos, and classes range from yoga to HIIT to Tai Chi to a whole section dedicated to prenatal workouts. That's a lot of fitness.
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