Fitness Routines You Will Actually Look Forward To

January is almost over and it is completely normal if some of your resolutions for the new year have been pushed to the back burner. Remember, it is never too late to start! A resolution we are working on prioritizing is our daily fitness and wellness, but finding the motivation for these routines can be difficult at times. We miss the fire we had inside when we went to our favorite gyms and workout classes that made us really push ourselves. But, trying times have forced us to be resilient in every way, including our workout routines. If your gyms are currently closed or if you don’t feel comfortable returning to them just yet, there are so many amazing fitness and wellness options you can do from home. So, If you’ve been thinking of starting a wellness routine, start today. There is no wrong way to begin this experience. 


We’ve compiled a list of our favorite fitness routines that can help you get your body moving and your rituals regular wherever you may be:


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1. Yoga: Strala (Tara Stiles) 

Strala Yoga goes beyond your prior notions of yoga. Strala is a revolutionary approach to being, moving, and healing. The founder of Strala, Tara Stiles, has carefully combined the movement and healing of Tai Chi with yoga, qigong, and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to help you live a more stress free life. Choose from an extensive selection of classes, home-retreats, and training— all available to stream. Live classes are also available if you are looking for more of a community feel.


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2. Quick HIIT: Obé

Obé only asks you to show up and do your best— “no perfection needed!” They have a collection of 5,000+ workouts to choose from, ranging from 10-60 minutes, perfect for your busy schedule. Our favorite is their High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which takes you through quick bursts of cardio and short recoveries, building strength and burning fat all with just your body weight.


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3. Pilates: Melissa Wood Health

The MWH method is centered around using your entire body to make precise, low-impact movements that will sculpt long, lean muscle. Her entire library of workouts, ranging from 10-45 minutes in length, uses body weight with optional props to intensify movements. The MWH method strives to help you create a shift in body and mind to build a better relationship with yourself.


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4. Cycling: Peloton 

Peloton is a brand that has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few months. But did you know that you can do Peloton workouts without the Peloton bike or tread? The Peloton app has workouts spanning everything from yoga to cycling. This is a perfect option for anyone with a stationary bike who truly craves the boutique fitness experience with their energetic and inspirational instructors and competitive, yet supportive leaderboard. Their app is currently offering a 2 month free-trial so you can try it on for size before committing.


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5. Dance Cardio: The Sculpt Society

The Sculpt Society is a fun combination of dance cardio and muscle sculpting suitable for all skill levels. This dance cardio comes with an empowering and inviting community with workouts designed for dancers and non-dancers alike. Workouts range from 5-50 minutes, so you can get a little jolt of endorphins even if you only have a few minutes. They are currently offering a 14-day free trial! 


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6. Personal Training: Flexit

If you’re looking for a more personal experience for motivation and accountability, Flexit is a great option! Flexit offers real-time workouts with trainers live and one-on-one. This can all be done from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. They offer packages with 30, 45, and 60 minute session options and all workouts are tailored to your body and goals.


Now more than ever it is so important that we keep ourselves in motion to achieve wellness and stress relief. Good luck trying out these fabulous fitness routines— we are wishing you all of the endorphins!

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