As we start to practice social distancing, in light of the recent health issues and the latest restricted movement initiative in Malaysia, going to the gym might not be the best idea (even if it is the shared facility in your apartment residences).
Switching to a home exercise program could be your solution to the daily pull between sweating it out at the gym or lounging in your sweats at home. It's even more helpful at times when you're working from home, allowing you to accomplish your workout routine without having to go outside.
The art of the home exercise program has come a long way, and now popular boutique studios are offering digital subscriptions to studio devotees and exercise novices alike. Whether you are looking to wind down in the evenings with a yoga flow or get in a sweat session while your laundry is in the dryer, there’s a home workout out there that fits your goals.
Read on for the best home exercise programs to try now.
SKY TING TV
Brought to you by the yoga studio of choice for chic (and stressed) New Yorkers, Sky Ting TV offers yoga flows for all skill levels, ranging from five-minute sun salutations to hour-long detox classes. The home exercise program’s videos are shot in a sun-drenched studio replete with lush greenery, bringing the zen atmosphere of Sky Ting’s downtown Manhattan location to your living room.
Celebrity fitness instructor Lauren E. Kleban’s LEKFIT has quickly become a favorite among celebrities like Busy Phillipps, Kate Beckinsale, and Emmy Rossum. Experience LEKFIT’s signature combo of fat-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves without heading to the LA studio (a three-story flagship location is opening in April 2020) through LEKFIT Digital, where four new workouts are released each week, including a series for those traveling with no equipment and minimal space.
If you’ve ever wished you had a personal trainer built into your phone, Openfit is as close as it gets. The app offers a range of home exercise programs, from strength training to HIIT to treadmill, plus a full meal plan complete with recipes and shopping lists. If you’ve previously been a studio class devotee, Openfit features live classes led by trainers, who are there to offer feedback and keep you accountable, in addition to on-demand classes.
TRACY ANDERSON ONLINE STUDIO
Tracy Anderson’s unique method has earned her devoted clients like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jennifer Lopez, in addition to a worldwide cult following. Each week, Tracy releases workouts for subscribers at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The moves might feel strange if you’re used to a more traditional home exercise program, but if it works for J. Lo, it works for us.