LIFT YOUR SPIRIT: The 6 most fun workouts you can stream at home now, FOR FREE

There's a part of me that loves to stay home, watch movies, play with my dogs, do some writing, cook, and sit in the sun. If the world weren't so terrible outside, this time, sheltering in place would be a perfectly happy time for me.  What I miss is outside exercise. Being out in nature is everything for me. We are not allowed to go running here, let alone biking, SUPing or hiking. But my almost daily class takes the edge off. I used to take group classes in London all the time, BBS, Barrecore, Yoga; you name it. And I loved them all, but if I am honest, I like online classes a whole lot more. And I hope that after this has passed, most studios will keep putting out and promoting their online offerings.
Now, before the lockdown, I did BBS and Kira Styles at home, but now I am trying them all. Who is in the mood for something repetitive these days? I'm actively searching for the most fun class. Most of these here below are entirely free. And thank you, your trainers who are doing a great service putting their courses for free on Youtube or IG Life and keeping us healthy and sane.

So let's rank these, in ascending order to the most fun class I took:

-Tracy Anderson has been offering live streams of her classes way before the lockdown, and you could have two weeks tryout even before it all started. But she is now adding FREE classes on her IG. But they are just snippets. Instead, head over to Victoria Beckhams Instagram, where there will be daily longer workouts. It's filmed outside, always a plus. And what I like about Tracy's workouts is that you can still do them on rest days. They will ease sore muscles. They are also great for people that are not into yoga because they will up your mobility without any static holds. And they are energizing for sure.

🀸🏼‍♀️ World feels upside down and flipped around so 🀸🏼‍♀️ handstands ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ✨ yes we’ve seen it on the gram a million times over cuz it looks kewt and spicy πŸ€ͺ but let’s talk about what they actually do for you ! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ✨ In daily life we don’t typically spend much time upside down on our hands (or maybe you do and if so please need your stories 😏) ⁣ ⁣ ✨ being upside down is great for developing balance, body awareness and control, and improving arm and shoulder strength. It also has some great benefits to the spine, countering the effects of gravity to lengthen the spine in a completely different way. ⁣ ⁣ ✨ practice kicking up on your own against a wall. Try to remember “tighter is lighter .” Lift your body up away from your arms, think about pushing the floor away, and keep your core strong and glutes and leg muscles energized. ⁣ ⁣ ✨ find a fuzzy friend to distract you/ challenge that focus 🐈 ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ✨ ZOOM live classes continuing every day, twice a day, to get you moving πŸ€πŸ•ŠπŸ€πŸ•ŠπŸ€πŸ•ŠπŸ€πŸ•Š ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #movewithme #pilateswithsorel #workoutfromhome #quarantone #quarantineworkouts #matpilates #inversions #handstand #healthyspine #pilatesinstructor #inversiontherapy #movementmedicine #endorphins
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-Sorel Carradine teaches Pilates at Wunderbar Pilates (one of the most effective workouts PopSugar ever put out on Youtube, seriously do this for your legs and butt.) Now that she's at home Sorel teaches daily classes. You Dm her and will send the schedule. These costs, but Sorel also teaches classes that accessible for everyone on her IG; these are charity classes and work on a voluntary donation basis. She has an easygoing way about her, but these are my favorite sculpting classes, and when her cute dog makes an appearance, it will make your day.

-As I said before, I've used the Kira Stokes app and love it. Lately, Kira is doing a lot of Free IG classes with her favorite client Candace Bure, and these are so effective, Kira is Super Woman, she's exact with her instructions, and even if she's kicking your butt, these are super fun; these two like to goof around. Upbeat and super effective.

Week #3 This week is a doozy! Study the 5 sections and familiarize yourself with the moves before starting. There’s a lot of content. Section 1: Warmup Section 2: Isometric Challenge. Keep track of your times and try to beat them each workout. Section 3: Towel Work. Grab a large bath or beach towel. The idea here is to create as much tension as you can and maintain that tension throughout the movement. Perform movements at a slower tempo. Section 4: Slide work. For carpet, grab a book or magazine cover, cut a piece of cardboard and curl up edges.For slick surfaces, ie hardwood floor or tile, try grabbing a towel, wear socks, or curled up cardboard. Section 5: EMOM or EVERY MIN ON THE MIN. Start the timer and perform the first exercise and reps given, rest until the top of the min, start the second exercise and reps, rest till top of the min, repeat for all moves, and then repeat entire group 2-3 sets, no rest between sets! Because of fatigue, the amount of time it takes to perform the work will probably take longer, which means you get less rest before the top of the minute. That is part of the joy for this section!! ————————————— CHECK OUT we are going to post workouts with these incredible tools in the next week or so!! Discount code: RISE A portion of the proceeds go to first responders!!!! ————————————— Workout: Warmup: (1 Set, 5-8 reps each) 1️⃣ Lateral Groin and Hamstring Stretch 2️⃣ Walkout/Walkback w/ Ankle Flexion 3️⃣ Kneeling Hip & Quad Stretch 4️⃣ Lying T-Spine Reach 5️⃣ Spinal Flexion and Extension 6️⃣ Bridge and Reach Isometric Challenge: (Max time x 1-2 rounds) 1️⃣ Squat Holds 2️⃣ Plank 3️⃣ Wall Sits 4️⃣ 90 degree push-up hold Towel Work: (2-4 sets x 8-15reps each) 1️⃣ Hip Thrust 2️⃣ Front Squat 3️⃣ Unilateral Hip Bridge 4️⃣ Bent Over Squat and Row 5️⃣ Split Stance Squat and Curl 6️⃣ Superman Press and Pull 7️⃣ Over/Under Reverse Crunch(shoes off) Slide Work: (2-4 sets x 8-15reps each) 1️⃣ Reverse Lunge 2️⃣ Hamstring Curl 3️⃣ Body Saw to Knee Tuck 4️⃣ Single Arm Slide Out EMOM: (2-3 rounds x 20-25 reps) 1️⃣ High Knee Taps (20-25 each knee) 2️⃣ 180 degree Squat Jumps 3️⃣ Jumping Jacks 4️⃣ Tuck Jumps 5️⃣ Scissor Jumps ————————
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-the Rise Movement Challenges will fatigue you, the next day, you will feel it, but for me, that is part of the fun. Rise movement and Jason Walsh are responsible for all the superhero bodies, and the awesome pullup master Alison Brie. On their Insta, they put up a weekly challenge that will push you to your limit. This is a great one to do with a partner. The music is fun, the trainers goof around, and this will bring your endorphins through the roof. You may regret it the next day, but at least you feel that sense of accomplishment we all miss now.

For a slighter less tough workout, but still, a hard one, another Rise movement trainer, Coach Garman, is doing Mon, Wednesday, Friday workouts with his wife, who adds the yoga finishers. Do these to ready yourself for the challenge, and you might come out of lockdown ready to save the world.

-Gloveworx: These guys bring me joy. I always love boxing, and theIR daily Free IGlive workouts are one big happy hyping party. They bring in regular guest, on the split-screen  (one might hope one of their clients Jen Aniston will make an appearance) and take each a portion of the workout, while the others, fire themselves up. They count every rep for you aloud; spell G.L.O.V.E.W.O.R.X while HIIT, it's like a cheer squad of badass boxers, big smiles on their face,  just so damn fun. Try this one!

-Katee Sackhoff was fitspo before the hashtag existed, when she played Starbucks, and now that the actress is off from filming Season two of Another life, she and her boyfriend, are putting their workouts on Youtube. Three adorable dogs are running around and these two seem genuine nice people, I like this workout the most because they are not trainers, but they know their stuff, they are just training themselves, and they love doing it. This is not as tough as Rise movement; it is just right. It's the one I look forward to the most, and that always that lifts my mood.