As we come together as a nation to flatten the curve amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, the one thing we can and must do is to take precaution. For those with the option of working from home, staying indoors has become a form of social responsibility — that step each and every one of us can take to reduce the spread of the virus. However, not being able to leave the house can come with its own set of struggles, from boredom to a nagging sense of restless unease. To avoid that, and help yourself get through social distancing while caring for your mental health, why not use this time to work on keeping your body fit, strong, and resilient. Technology brings the opportunity to start or maintain a fitness regime from the comfort of your home, which leaves you to bring the discipline. You can do it!
You might know the name as a famous Australian brand of sports apparel, but on YouTube, Alo Yoga has established itself as one of the most popular platform in promoting well-being. In line with its ethos of mindful movement, classes cover yoga practices including dedicated classes for kids, inspirational ‘Beyond The Mat’ testimonials, and guided mediations.
Natacha backs all her workouts with supporting evidence, so you’re never blindly following a workout in vanity. Armed with a MPhil in Biophysics, Natacha provides various HIIT workouts, marathon training inspiration and gives excellent fitness and diet tips. Her channel also features vlogs documenting her daily life as an entrepreneur so here’s a fair warning, some procrastination toward your own daily life is expected.
Calisthenics is a form of bodyweight training that focuses on building strength, while also working with gravity in movement. Think of your days as a kid at the playground, and multiply that by a hundred. Sounds tough, which is why you’ll benefit greatly from the guidance and motivation brought to you by the Barstarzz team. The workouts rely on bodyweight which lets barbells off the hook, with classes for all levels of fitness.
Yoga With Adriene
The best thing about Adriene Mishler’s classes is that they feel completely personal, making you feel like you’re getting a one-on-one session. Without having to worry about how “good” you’re doing, the classes are designed for all levels of practitioners with different themes and goals. These videos include yoga practices for sleep, stretching, energising morning flows, and various series.
The Fitness Marshall
No club? No problem. Caleb Marshall brings all the moves to his dance workouts that incorporate today’s top hits. Designed as part of your very own personalised “Sweat Set”, viewers are meant to choose two warm-up videos, eight main workout videos, and one cool down video. Each upload is labelled according to its section in the description box.
If you like variety in your workouts, check out POPSUGAR’s fitness channel for a whole selection of fun workouts. The videos cover mostly buzzed-about, borderline-clickbait trends like Victoria Secret workouts, but that won’t matter when you see how intense these targeted workouts actually get. There are plenty of instructors, celebrity trainers and fitness experts to keep content fresh and engaging.
LA-based Cassey Ho is like your virtual fitness buddy, keeping you motivated with programs, challenges, and truthful vlogs about her own wellness journey. Cassey has over 500 million video views for a good reason: as a certified fitness instructor and pilates teachers, she’s honest about results and promotes a healthy body image.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Malaysia.