Shorter days and longer nights got you feeling sluggish? Prefer to turn up the heat in your house and make your own hot yoga class? Then these online workout routines will be the perfect thing to keep you in shape this cold season, all with the added comfort of not having to leave your living room!
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Heart Alchemy Yoga
Heart Alchemy Yoga, founded by yoga teacher Michelle Goldstein, offers a variety of online videos for total beginners to more advanced yogis. Michelle has a calm, yet fiery spirit, that radiates through the screen, and will be sure to motivate you to get more flexible this winter. The classes can be found on her YouTube channel, and vary from a quick 15 minute vinyasa flow or restorative practice, to a longer in depth 45-60 minute class. Squeeze a class in first thing in the morning, before bed, or get your family involved! There's no excuse to slack off when you've got it all right there at your disposal.
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Popsugar Barre Workout
Barre class can be a particularly challenging form of exercise. Doing repetitions of minute movements that target each individual muscle are a great way to sculpt your body, but a live class can sometimes leave beginner students feeling out of a breath and a little intimidated. So, what better a way to try a low-stakes barre class then from the comfort of your own living room?
All you need is a yoga mat and yourself to try this 45 minute, no-equipment Popsugar barre class. If you are a beginner, there are even varying people in the video doing different modifications of the movements, so you don't have to feel intimidated! If you like this class, Popsugar has a whole host of other classes to try on YouTube so you don't get bored.
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Dance Fitness with Jessica
Love to dance, but the thought of leaving your house in those cold winter months renders you unable to move from beneath that super warm blanket you've buried yourself under? Then throw that blanket to the side and sweat in a different way with Jessica James on her YouTube channel. She offers a variety of short choreographed Zumba routines, so you can be your own DJ and pick and choose the songs you want to dance to. Maybe one song will suffice, or maybe you want to go full out and do an hour of routines. She explains the moves as she goes, so don't feel bad if you're not the most coordinated. It's all about having fun anyways!
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Blogilates is a Youtube channel run by Cassey Ho, a Pilates instructor who offers quick Pilates tutorials that target various parts of your body, as well as full classes, nutritional advice, and a variety of month long or 100 day challenges. Whether you have 40 minutes, or 5, there's something you can learn from Cassey and her very friendly and motivational attitude. Sometimes she'll have a guest join her, like her equally upbeat sister Jackie! Their enthusiasm is infectious.
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