Getting regular physical exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health. In fact, in addition to the obvious advantages of improved muscle tone, cardiovascular health, and weight management, exercise can help you control your blood sugar, strengthen your bones, and even improve your moods and brain function. Regular exercise ensures you stay mobile as you age, providing a better quality of life.
You do not necessarily need to join a gym, buy an expensive bike, or take up a dangerous sport to reap the benefits of exercise, since merely walking daily can produce a host of gains. However, we have found that joining a gym or signing up for a new program boosts commitment, resulting in consistently increased activity.
Whether you haven’t exercised in years or you’re looking for something to freshen up your workouts, it is important that you find a type of exercise that you enjoy, so that you stick with it. We all have different preferences as to what works for us. With that in mind, our staff has compiled some of their favorite programs to help you find what works best for you.
Here’s what each of these workout program creators had to say:
Camp Gladiator (CG) is a four-week fitness program led by Certified Personal Trainers, where every workout is different. Each “Camp” is a 60 minute, full-body workout incorporating both cardio and strength exercises. CG was initially built around outdoor workouts and is now excited to offer virtual workouts as well!
Intensity: Camp Gladiator is for all fitness levels. If you have any restrictions, you just let the trainer know. They also give the modifications for each move.
F45 Training: The “F” in F45 Training stands for functional training, a mix of circuit and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) style workouts geared towards everyday movement. “45” is the total amount of time for sweat-dripping, heart-pumping fun.
Intensity: All workouts can be modified for different fitness levels.
Beachbody on Demand: A membership to Beachbody on Demand gives you instant access to over 75+ programs, and Beachbody has options for every body and schedule. Workouts range from beginner to advanced, and each program has a set timeframe and schedule to follow, taking all the guesswork out of it.
Intensity: The intensity level of each program is easily located on the program tiles, with many options for beginners. Most of the programs also include a modifier option to help you get started no matter what your fitness level.
The Melissa Wood Health (MWH) Method sculpts beautiful long lean lines throughout your entire body using precise, low impact movements. But this practice isn’t just about building a body you desire; it’s about building a better, stronger relationship with yourself.
Intensity: There is a “Beginner” category that is a great place to start so that you can learn the form because that’s important for sculpting those beautiful long lean lines. They also have a “Power” category which is for our more advanced and seasoned MWH members. Pre and Post-Natal workouts are also available.
Yoga With Adriene: Yoga is really the art of waking up. Getting back to the true you. It can be that simple. Yoga with Adriene offers up a way for us to see a world that is working for you instead of against you. Yoga reminds us that everything is connected so we must live, act, and breathe with awareness. The process is the candy. Enjoy!
Intensity: If you are brand new to yoga, you might want to start with the Yoga for Beginners practices. There is a playlist on the YouTube channel specifically for those just starting out. You can find that playlist here. There are also Foundations of Yoga videos where Adriene goes deeper into specific poses and breaks them down, workshop-style. You can find those Foundations of Yoga videos here.
There are also many other Playlists on the YouTube channel for all kinds of needs- Standing Yoga, Seated Yoga, Hands-Free Yoga, Yoga for Back Pain, Yoga for Core, Gentle Yoga, Total Body Yoga, just to name a few. You can find all the playlists here.
Bikini Body Mommy ™ is a fitness-lifestyle brand and body-positive home-based workout movement with a global community of millions of followers worldwide. Bikini Body Mommy™ provides FREE 90 day home-based workout challenges, and over 1500+ specialty workouts in the new BBM APP, as well as weekly meal plans, and relatable at-home lifestyle advice for moms.
Intensity: All fitness levels, including post-natal workouts.
* May also offer a virtual component
NOTE: While many of these sites offer their own nutrition plans, we recommend that you follow the nutrition plan laid out by your medical provider and have a discussion with your provider before making any changes to your nutrition plan.