Best At Home Workouts You Can Do In Your Apartment
The month of February is shaping up to be a strange time here in Hong Kong. With the city in turmoil over the spread of Coronavirus, many of us are spending our work and leisure time in the comfort and safety of our homes. So, before the cabin fever sets in, why not consider a new kind of exercise regimen? One that can be undertaken from the comfort of your own apartment. Below we have compiled a list of some of the best home workout options to suit even the smallest Hong Kong abodes!
The world’s biggest video streaming site really is a great place to look when starting out on your home workout quest. There is a plethora of guided exercise videos to suit all interests and fitness levels. The following channels require minimal equipment and the best part is that they are all free!
Gimmick free and user friendly, this YouTube channel is a great one to keep in your home workout toolkit. They focus mainly on high intensity interval training (HIIT) and have workouts of all lengths to fit into any window of time. This is great for a full body work out and usually consists of a variety of sets of different exercises for less than a minute each. Really great for those of us who find that they get bored before they have even begun to feel the burn!
If you’re looking to stretch out and loosen up after being hunched over your computer, then some yoga might be for you. A great YouTube channel for beginners and beyond is Yoga with Adriene. Her channel guides you through all of your yoga needs, including 30-day programs as well as routines for targeted areas. Her soothing and aesthetically pleasing videos have attracted a following of over 6 million followers and all you need is a yoga mat. Why not give them a try?
Feeling cooped up? This YouTube channel is great for letting loose and having fun. After all, the best thing about working out for home is dancing like nobody’s watching, because they really aren’t! This channel offers a whole host of gym-class style workouts, most of which need no equipment at all. Their videos cover strength and cardio based exercises, one highlight being their dance section named Dance FitSugar. These videos are light-hearted and energetic, just what you may need after a day of working from home.
If you’re after more than a casual YouTube workout, perhaps buying into a fitness programme will get you moving. We all know that when we’ve invested our hard-earned pennies into something then we’re more likely to find the motivation to do it! Never fear though, the following options each offer month by month sign up fees and some offer free trials ensuring that you won’t be falling into a year-long, money wasting contract. See if any of these take your fancy:
If you’re after low impact workouts with big results then p-volve might be for you. Their programme’s focus is on ‘toning up’ by using small movements which target specific areas of the body. These exercises are great for confined spaces and are gentle enough that you won’t have to worry about disturbing the apartment below. P.volve takes your goals into account and each day you’re provided with a guided workout that is tailored for you.
The programme does require you to invest in their specialised equipment, and access to the site and videos will set you back $25.99USD each month. They do have frequent sales, however, and it’s definitely cheaper than a gym membership!
FORTЁ brings you the full gym class experience from the comfort of your own home with their raw and real workouts. This programme truly has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the world of exercise and has new videos each and every day. Their wide-ranging exercise genres and live streams provide something for everyone, for use at home or even at the gym. This site is great for those of us looking to explore the world of fitness and those who want to try something new each and every time we work out.
The sign-up fee is $39 USD per month or they’re currently offering a whole year for just $99 USD!
Some of us are already on board with the FitBit craze. The good news is, though, that their workout app, Fitbit Coach, is full of great exercise ideas, no FitBit required (or any other equipment, for that matter)! Full of workouts for anywhere and for any length of time, the Fitbit Coach app challenges the idea that exercise needs to be strenuous and sweat-inducing to have any benefits. Instead, there is plenty of options for beginners and for people who have a five-minute window to fill. As well as lots of routines suitable for even the smallest apartment, they have many outdoor options, also.
The sign-up fee is $78 HKD/ month or $628 HKD/ year for Premium membership, but the app is free.
Let’s keep our bodies moving and thriving. Stay healthy everyone!
Kindergarten Teacher, tea-obsessive and serial bruncher, Emily moved from the UK to Hong Kong 3 years ago. When she’s not working, you can find her planning holidays and hunting for books to read while travelling! She’s passionate about body image, wellness and ex-pat life – check out her other writing at https://