If you relied on a gym for exercise in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic probably upset your entire routine. Millions of people say they don’t plan to keep their gym memberships even after the pandemic ends. They’ve found more affordable ways to exercise and stay healthy.
Whether you have already found a fresh approach to staying in shape or the pandemic disrupted your healthy lifestyle, you probably want to explore some stay-at-home workouts that offer plenty of variety and challenges. The following 10 options stand out as some of the best at-home workouts that don’t cost a thing.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on IGTV
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s IGTV account has hundreds of videos that will guide you through at-home workouts that require little or no equipment. The channel has tons of content with HIIT, cardio sculpt, and yoga videos made by popular lifestyle influencers like Katie Austin, Katrina Scott, and Brooke Burke.
Get started with classes like:
- 30-Minute Cardio Sculpt with Katie Austin
- Sweat With Swimsuit Brooke Burke
- Surrender Sculpt With Katrina Scott
Browse as many videos as you want for free. If you love working out with one instructor more than the others, you can usually find additional classes by clicking on that person’s Instagram handle or website. For example, Katie Austin has a website that lets you stream unlimited classes for about $10 per month.
Erika Hammond on IGTV
Erika Hammond founded her boxing-based exercise company, Rumble, after years of experience in kickboxing, Muay Thai, and wrestling. Typically, her classes cost about $36 each through her Rumble website. You can get a taste of her training program for through IGTV.
Many of her workouts have been viewed more than a million times, so she must be doing something right! Visit her IGTV channel for guided exercises that will boost your heart rate and sculpt your muscles.
Yoga With Adriene on YouTube
Adriene Mishler has become one of the world’s most popular yoga teachers by releasing free classes on YouTube. From her home in Austin, Texas, Adriene has built an online community with more than 9 million followers.
Yoga With Adriene has hundreds of videos, some lasting just 10 minutes and others with an hour of instruction. A lot of things contribute to Adriene’s success, including:
- Classes designed for absolute beginners as well as experienced yogis.
- Her quirky sense of humor provides amusement and comic relief during challenging poses.
- Her extremely cute blue heeler, Benji, who usually lounges on the floor or stares out the window.
Visit Yoga With Adriene to take a one-off class or start one of her many 30-day programs.
Nike Training Club
The Nike Training Club app has hundreds of workout videos that you can follow for free at home. Nike has iOS and Android versions of the app, so practically anyone can access its content. You’ll find a variety of instructional videos for HIIT, yoga, strength training, and relaxation.
No matter what fitness goals you have, Nike Training Club can help you reach them.
Heather Robertson on YouTube
Heather Robertson has been posting exercise videos to her YouTube channel since 2014. Since that time, she’s accumulated over 133.8 million views.
Try Heather’s videos for upbeat HIIT and body strength workouts. Sh even has a free, two-week lockdown plan designed to keep you in shape during quarantine.
The Body Coach TV on YouTube
The Body Coach TV has been posting workout videos on YouTube since 2011, so you will find hundreds of hours of content to match your exercise preferences. The channel has a workout series for practically every type of person. Some popular programs from The Body Coach TV include:
- Home Fat Burners
- 7 Days of Sweat Home Workout Challenge 2020
- 7-Day Beginner Workout Series to Kick-Start Your 2021 Fitness Journey
J&J Official 7 Minute Workout
The 7 Minute Workout app from Johnson & Johnson takes a scientific approach to getting results from your workouts. The iOS and Android apps give you free access to 72 exercises and 22 extra workouts. You can create more than 1,000 unique workouts by mixing the exercises.
The 7 Minute Workout app keeps you motivated with:
- Upbeat music.
- A log that tracks your progress.
- A social feature that lets you share your progress with others.
21 Day Transformation on Amazon Prime Video
If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can stream every episode of 21 Day Transformation for free. Classes include:
- At Home Cardio for Fat Loss
- Ultimate No Equipment Butt Lifting & Ab Toning Workout
- At-Home Yoga Stretch
- Killer Ab Workout
Instructors Julia Bognar and Kelsey Bohlen offer plenty of modifications, so you can follow along no matter how fit you feel today.
Kit Rich on YouTube
Most of Kit Rich’s videos feature full-body routines. You can also find plenty that target specific areas, though. Some of the most popular series on her channel include:
Popsugar Fitness on YouTube
Don’t let the word “sugar” prevent you from trying this exciting channel that makes exercise fun. Most Popsugar Fitness videos last about 30 minutes, but there are shorter ones for when you don’t have much time.
Popular playlists on the channel include:
PopSugar Fitness’s YouTube channel has gotten more than 767 million views over the last 10 years.
Adapting to the pandemic has created stress for everyone. A good workout will reduce stress and help you stay in shape. If you don’t like the options above, search online for more free videos. You won’t believe how many instructors want to help you stay healthy at home. And imagine how great it will be to workout in your favorite loungewear!