Never underestimate the power of exercise. While sometimes, the thought of squeezing in a daily workout amongst an already overwhelming schedule can seem impossible. The beauty of the events of the last year is that many of the classes we may have never been able to make out in the real world, are now happening in the comfort of our own homes. And we have to say, the quality of free and easy online workout options out in the world is impressive.
Whether you're searching for a full-body sweat, or simply just want to get the blood flowing, here are five of the best free and easy online workouts to try this weekend.
If you're in the mood for the ultimate sweat, the Nike Training Club app will deliver. The best part is that even the free version of the app gives you access to some of the world's most esteemed trainers; with a plethora of exercises to choose from that range between 15-45 minutes long. The app offers everything from strength, endurance, yoga and mobility training and is entirely centred around body-weight workouts. So, you can jump right in without worrying about equipment.
If you have always wanted to train like (and with) a celebrity, FitOn is the free online workout option for you. The platform, similar to Nike Training Club, specialises in a variety of different training styles – even going one step further and offering workouts for those who may have acquired some at-home dumbells or ankle weights throughout lockdown. You'll even find familiar faces like Jonathan Van Ness and Gabrielle Union on there as trainers.
Yoga with Adriene is a favourite of the RUSSH team. The beauty of this particular channel is that not only can you select a workout based on the area you're wanting to target, but you can also choose based on your current mood. Whether you're feeling a little stuck, are looking for a workout that will calm your anxiety; or maybe your body is craving a little perspective and self-awareness.
Led by trainer Maddie Lymburner, MadFit caters for all types of workouts; for everything from cardio to strength, with or without equipment. This free online workout YouTube channel is great if you're wanting to move your body in the comfort of your own home. MadFit has even curated an entire playlist of apartment-friendly videos that will keep your neighbours happy too.
Sometimes, all your body needs is to be moved. When preparing for an at-home workout, it might seem tempting to opt for a high-intensity session, but that isn't always what the body needs. That's where the Boho Beautiful YouTube Channel comes into play. If you're looking for something to replace your morning commute to work, the channel's 15-minute stretch session is the perfect option. It also helps to get the blood flowing ahead of the rest of the day.
If you're still searching for more online fitness options, check out our list of the best fitness apps.