In most states, gyms are opening back up and allowing people to get back into the swing of working out. The cleaning processes have been improved and some equipment has been removed to allow for better social distancing.

But, what if you’re not ready to go back yet? Does this mean you can’t workout?

Absolutely not!

But how can you workout if you’re not at the gym?

Working out can happen anywhere thanks to technology. You can workout outside, at work (hello chair exercises!), and even in your own living room. The other benefit of technology is that there are TONS of workout videos out there and plenty of them are free. You can change up your workout every single day if you want to.

Not sure where to begin? Here are some links to some of my favorite free and paid workout websites and videos:

  • Yoga with Adriene– Located on YouTube, Adriene offers yoga that can be done by beginners and advanced yogis in the comfort of your home. This is one of my favorites for when I’m looking for a bit of a challenging yoga session.
  • Curvy Yoga– Also on YouTube, this is great for those in a larger body who want to get into yoga. Each stretch is modified for various levels. Curvy Yoga is literally a godsend for people in bodies like mine. Each yoga pose is modified for each body shape.


  • Planet Fitness– On Facebook, you can join or watch a recorded workout class done by trainers at Planet Fitness. I love tuning into the nightly classes on Facebook. Not only is there a sense of camaraderie in each session but, you get a complete workout in within 45 minutes.
  • UFS Virtual Fitness Classes– If you’re someone who misses the structure of an exercise class, this is for you. Based out of Racine, Wisconsin, UFS allows you to virtually join a dance, zumba, or cardio class via Zoom almost every night. My favorite classes are Zumba with Norma and the Specialty Dance class with Brittni.

Design Your Own Workout

  • Workout Labs: This is one of my favorite websites that allows you to design your own workout program either at home on in the gym. If you don’t want to create your own, there are plenty of premade plans for you to utilize. This site will even show you how to do the exercises.

If you choose to workout outside, I would suggest investing in a yoga mat to help provide some comfort for any exercises that require you to sit or lay down. The one I have can be found here.

For more ideas on how to workout at home, feel free to leave a comment. If you already workout at home, share in the comments what your favorite resources are to use.

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