As the clock strikes midnight and “Auld Lang Syne” begins its familiar tune, we will happily say goodbye to a tumultuous 2020. New Year’s resolutions are front and center on all our minds; if there’s one thing we’ve learned this year, it’s to take better care of our ourselves. Our health is critical and from better eating habits to daily exercise, we have an opportunity to focus on being the best versions of ourselves. Here are a few ideas to inspire you no matter your ability or endurance… and–all can be done AT HOME!
INDOOR RUNNING & CYCLING
Achieve the experience of an effective and fun spin class all in the privacy of your own home. Running and cycling are great outside, but on a cold winter day, the indoor option is just the way to go.
Echelon makes an amazing bike and has a variety of live classes. It’s a bit expensive but, if you’re really committed to exercising, it’s really worth the cost (annualized, it’s less than a gym membership!)
For a treadmill, the NordicTrak is top of the line — it’s easily available on Amazon and comes at different price points. For less than $700, you can well be on your way to a healthier you…all winter long.
Without a doubt, Yoga is a necessary part of any exercise regimen. From meditation relaxation to strength building to easing arthritis symptoms, the benefits are endless. I truly miss going to yoga classes and learning hands on from the instructors but there are many, wonderful and effective yoga apps! Check out Glo at less than $20 per month with a 15-day free trial.
The Beach Body programs are hugely popular. For those that traveled often in a pre-Covid world, it was easy to log into Beachbody OnDemand from an iPad in any hotel room and instantly have access to a library of incredible workouts. Insanity, P90x and Slim in Six are just a few of the programs offered along with nutritious meal plans and workout schedules. Whether you are in the mood for a quick cardio session or yoga, Beachbody has you covered and all for less than $10 a month!! Access at home from your Smart TV, or iPad, and you’ll be in shape in no time!
A very popular and extremely effective workout is Barre, which is a fitness program that incorporates ballet movements and positioning. Barre can be a terrific supplement to any exercise program as it can increased endurance, flexibility, and muscle tone. For some great online classes, check out the fitness app SWEAT.
IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to structure some time to make sure I wish you all the best in your endeavor to get in better shape in 2021! Let us know what YOUR favorite workouts.