Days are getting shorter, darker, and colder. Winter is upon us, my least favorite season of them all. Is it just me, or is it 100 times harder to get to the gym when you have to bundle up in a parka and scarf ?! Personally, my favorite way to endure the winter slump is to take the workout routine to the bedroom. Gasp. No but seriously, there are some kick-ass at-home workouts available on the Internet… and most of them are free. Here are my main go-to’s for working out indoors throughout the winter months.
1. TONE IT UP
Two personal trainers and lifestyle coaches, Karena and Katrina are inspiring women with an even more inspiring fitness blog. Tone It Up delivers workout plans that can be done in the comfort of your own living room—or dorm room. They frequently post about workout challenges, like the “frisky fall fitness challenge,” with daily workouts to keep the motivation going. A great option for when you want to stay in shape but can’t fathom getting to the gym. The pair is gearing up to launch the Tone It Up Challenge for 2016, an eight-week challenge to kick-start the year that includes a daily meal plan, exclusive workouts, tips and inspiration.
2. THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL BOMBSHELL BODY GUIDE ($59.99-$89.99)
Ok, so this one isn’t free, but my everlasting love for Lauryn Evarts and her work makes it impossible no to share. Evarts’ blog, The Skinny Confidential, is an awesome daily read about everything that it wellness. Her content is always on point and well researched. So, I want to let you all know about the The Skinny Confidential Bombshell body guide which I am still dying to try. The guide provides three times a week strength/cardio workouts that take only 27 minutes to complete and can be done anywhere. The guide is really useful for college students for obvious reasons: it is quick to preform, gives quick results and can be done everywhere. Let me know what you guys think if you try it out in the comments below!
3. THE FITNESSISTA
The Fitnessista is one of the first blogs I ever followed. The author of the blog, Gina, is a mother of two and fit as h-e-double toothpicks. Gina is a certified nutritionist and has many certifications through different workout classes. She posts workouts that she handcrafts herself with detailed images and instructions in all different areas. On Finessista, you can find anything ranging from cardio and HIIT, strength training to barre workouts. This is the site to visit on a random winter day when your looking to spice up your fitness routine.
All these sites are amazing resources I’ve used throughout my college career to kick my fitness game in gear in an easy and affordable way. The workouts available above leave you with no excuse but to move. Remember, though we’re sporting bulky sweaters now, bikini season always sneaks up way too quickly. The key to staying fit at school and through the winter is keeping it stupid easy, a skill all these ladies have mastered with their quick, efficient routines. 😉