Today, I’m sharing my 4 favourite free workout programmes that you can easily do at home with minimal equipment and with something to suit all fitness levels.
During the lockdown with people being furloughed and social distancing, a lot of people have turned to at-home workouts. This is great if you have spare time to get into a good fitness routine. However, a lot of people rely on going to the gym or workout classes and can feel lost when it comes to working out at home.
These 4 free workout programmes have something for everyone. The only item you’ll need is a fitness/yoga mat, but obviously weights, medicine balls etc. are going to elevate your training. However, if you don’t want to spend money on training equipment, a cheap fitness/yoga mat will be just fine.
From high intensity impact training (HIIT) to beginner-friendly yoga routines, these 4 free at-home workout programmes will help you get in shape and have fun while you’re at it.
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1. Chloe Ting
Chloe Ting is a fitness guru over on YouTube. Her workout challenges have exploded during the pandemic, with people all around the world following her free workout programmes.
As well as sharing fitness videos, she also shares healthy recipe ideas, which I enjoy watching too.
Chloe’s workouts are all HIIT-focused, so the videos are pretty short but very intense. I don’t think her videos are particularly beginner-friendly, so for people just getting into fitness, you’ll probably want to try some other fitness videos first to build up your fitness and ensure you’ve got the correct form when doing exercises.
However, for those of you that want a challenge and want to get effective results fast, Chloe’s free at-home videos are great. They’re difficult and you’ll sweat loads, but you’ll see results!
One of my goals this month is to complete one of Chloe Ting’s free workout programmes.
2. Nike Training Club
Nike Training Club is a free fitness app for smartphones. The app is amazing because there are so many different workouts for all fitness levels. From beginners’ yoga and quick workouts to advanced HIIT training and workouts using full equipment, the Nike Training Club app has something for everyone.
However, the best part of the app is the ability to create customised workout programmes based on your wants and abilities. You can choose programmes based on your goals, such as losing weight or toning up, select what equipment you have available and what fitness level you’re at, and the app creates a bespoke training programme for you.
If you’re finding the exercises too difficult, you can let the app know so it can tailor the workouts to your abilities.
The workouts can be a little repetitive and I find the breaks between exercises too short at times, however, for a free app and the raft of workouts available, Nike Training Club is a great choice.
I have a Chromecast and when I’m using the app, I mirror the workouts on my TV at home for a bigger picture.
3. Yoga with Adriene
I’ve mentioned Yoga with Adriene many times on my blog but this YouTube channel is truly my favourite.
Adriene is warm, accepting and inspiring, which makes her a great yoga instructor. I love that her videos always have the mantra of honouring where you’re at and not worrying about whether you can get into a particular pose or not. Following her videos has helped me feel better in my mind and body.
Her 30-day yoga journeys are my favourites, but she has videos for literally everything, such as yoga for back pain, yoga for writers, meditation and even a recipe for yogi tea!
Adriene’s channel is perfect for both new yogis and people who have been practising yoga for a long time. One of the best things about yoga is that anyone of any age and ability can practice it.
Yoga is a great option for an at-home workout because you only need a yoga mat and don’t need to worry about whether you’re going to be able to complete the workouts. Adriene is awesome.
4. The Body Coach TV
The Body Coach TV, which is run by fitness coach Joe Wicks, is a popular YouTube fitness channel filled with loads of free at-home workout videos.
Recently, The Body Coach TV hosted a load of P.E. videos for children while they’ve been away from school during the COVID-19 pandemic. These videos have been super popular, but the YouTube channel was well-known before that.
Most of Joe’s videos are HIIT workouts, however, unlike Chloe Ting’s channel, there are HIIT videos that are low-impact and for beginners to suit varying abilities and needs.
I really like Joe’s workout videos because they’re varied, challenging and you don’t feel bored when you’re doing them. They’re always quick too, so you can just get the exercises out of the way fast if you don’t want to workout for ages.
Plus, I have Joe Wicks’ popular Lean in 15 healthy recipe books and they’re great. He breaks down everything you need to know about nutrition and the foods you eat.
I have the original Lean in 15 recipe book and the Veggie Lean in 15 and they’re both filled with healthy, delicious and filling recipes. I thoroughly recommend them.
Grab your workout clothes, roll out your fitness mat and get training! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and don’t feel bad if you’re struggling to complete workouts. The whole point of working out is to be healthier internally.
Remember: healthy is a mindset, not an appearance.
But most of all, have fun and get fit. You’ll feel great after working out and will start to feel the difference immediately. And you don’t even need to leave your house to do it!
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I’ve heard so much about the Chloe Ting workouts and have seen so many people following them on social media. I think I’d want to start out with something a little bit more relaxed like the Nike Training App to really focus on my needs!
I think everyone has heard about the Chloe Ting workouts, it seems like everyone is doing them. That’s probably a better shout if you don’t want something too crazy
These are all amazing suggestions, I use the Nike training app a lot even when I’m at the gym. I think I’m the only person not to do a Chloe Ting workout during lockdown but I still really want to try some of hers x
I really like the Nike app and how easy it is to create a personalised workout plan to suit your wants and needs. The Chloe Ting workouts are really difficult, but 100% worth it in the end
I said I’d be more vigilant when it comes to working out at home but with the heat and humidity here, I find myself sweating just sitting down haha! If anything I’ll definitely look at Chloe Ting and Yoga With Adrienne, and do a little at a time so I don’t die haha! I never knew about any of these YT channels so thanks for sharing girl! xx
Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com
It’s not normally too hot and humid in England but when it is, I definitely don’t want to work out, so I feel your struggle. Yoga with Adriene is a great starting point and then you could slowly introduce some Chloe Ting workouts after a few weeks to keep your workouts varied
So many people are talking about Chloe Ting which really makes me curious! However, I think Yoga with Adriene would be more my thing, especially the video for chronic pain you included. I need to try that one!
Yeah, I think the Chloe Ting workouts are best for people who want results fast because they’re not very beginner-friendly lol. I’m not good at them haha. Yoga with Adriene is my fave, I can’t recommend her enough