Post # 1
Any recommendations for some easy/moderate at home workouts, ideally in the 20-30 min range? I have gotten into a no exercise funk since my daughter was born 15 months ago. I just want something that gets me moving and is better than sitting on the couch. Walking used to be my go to easy exercise but with the baby its difficult to fit in on weekdays because I work and she goes to bed early. I tried Kayla Itsines BBG, but it was too intense and I didn’t stick with it.
Post # 2
I use a lot of Pop Sugar Fitness on YouTube. They have a huge selection so you can definitely find something that works for you.
Fitness Blender is good too.
Post # 3
sunflowerw12 : When I’m not at the gym, I use free weights at home. I have dumbbells, a barbell, and plates. I purchased the whole set for about $50 at Walmart. It’s a decent set by Gold’s Gym. Weights are the best way to tone and lose fat at the same time. Reference YouTube and Bodybuilding.com for proper form so that you avoid injury. I put on some music, and get a good workout in in about half an hour in my garage.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2020 - North Carolina
My mom gave me the Slim in 6 workout dvd after I had my first child. It was really helpful and the workouts were easy to do. I need to get back on it myself.
Post # 5
I second fitness blender! Super convenient and they have stuff at all levels and many different styles of workouts. I started out doing their low impact stuff and eventually moved up to HIIT and strength training and I love it!
Post # 6
Yoga For Dummies is a great starter video- to introduce or re-ease yourself back into yoga. It can be done in chunks when you’re short on time (3 or 4 of the routines/poses, about 15 minutes), the whole video, all 12 routines/ poses, 45 minutes when you’re able. And even if you progress to something more strenuous/ advanced, this can be a great base/ warm up routine. Also, I quite like the instructor Sarah, she’s friendly and informativel without being annoyingly overly perky.
Post # 7
Leslie Sansone Walk at Home videos are great for reintroducing your body to movement and cardio. Some of her videos add weights too. There are a few on Youtube. It definitely gets your heart rate up more than walking around the neighborhood but is still low impact enough to not cause pain.
Post # 8
I love Beachbody on Demand. You have the flexibility of working out at home and can modify as needed! There’s a bunch of shorter programs on there too!
Post # 9
I found a chick on youtube, she has a bunch of videos, and they’re all like 7-10 minutes each. She has all sorts of different kinds, a wedding collection, a full body collection, a 30 day workout collection etc. It’s really helped me start toning up!
Post # 10
Thanks everyone! These all sounds like great recommendations! Can’t wait to try them out!
Post # 13
I also use this Tabata Cadence and create my own workout. I pick 4 exercises to do: Burpees, Squats, Lunges, Power Squats, Power Lunges, Mountain Climbers, Push-up variations, Football Runs, Jumping Jacks, Jack Squats, etc.
Post # 14
sunflowerw12 : if you have Amazon Prime I really like the Maggie Binkley videos.
Post # 15
sunflowerw12 : I’m currently pregnant, so have had to tone down my workouts in the last few months. I have LOVED the Tone It Up app. The workouts are all 30 minutes or less, with some as short as 8-10 minutes. They have focused workouts for specific parts of the body (abs, butt, etc.), as well as full-body workouts, and specific pregnancy and post-natal workouts. The videos are engaging and require minimal equipment, so can definitely be done at home. There is a cost to the app, but I’ve found it to be well worth it.