Free at-home workouts offer cheap options
BETWEEN bomb cyclones and deep freezes, it’s hard to find the motivation to leave your toasty home for a sweat session. Or maybe you’re just too cash-strapped after the holidays to fork over precious dough for your usual barre classes.
We’ve rounded some free at-home workouts that deliver challenging routines with easy to follow instructions so there are no excuses. You can even train just like the celebrities with some streaming services that feature the same routines being taught in New York studios.
This app rivals pricey competitors. Solid video workouts, tons of options for beginners and elite athletes with programs targeting all various body parts. Cuing from husband and wife duo Kelli and Daniel Segars is easy to follow. Some workouts require weights but there are tons of videos that require nothing.
Heart and Soul HASfit
Straightforward High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) video routines that pack a powerful punch. Clear instructions make everything in their arsenal a good choice whether you want to work out in 15 or 45 minute increments.
This 30-day challenge uses slide-style photos to break down moves like donkey kicks and lateral lunges. The app increases exercise intensity step by step to help you build strength and stamina. Each challenge has three difficulty levels, from beginner to pro.
Each workout starts with a 20-second video that demonstrates each move. Photo explainers break it down further, along with details about how many reps and rounds. Better for intermediate levels who have some knowledge of basics like lunges, mountain climbers and flys. Some workouts require bands or weights.
Amazon Prime Zumba — This 70-minute interactive dance workout features 16 high-energy routines that will burn calories while you get your groove on. From Bogota to Beijing and beyond, these international rhythms are so fun it doesn’t even feel like a workout. Great for beginners. (AP)