If you are stuck inside and wondering how you can stay fit and healthy at home, I am sharing my favorite free tools for making it happen.
Two months ago, I was wrapping up one of the most stressful months of my career. I told myself, just one more week to go and you can finally get back on track. I was counting the days to get back in my normal routine of going to the gym, meal prepping for the week, testing new healthy recipes my family would love … and then, the world came to a standstill. The gym shut down. The grocery store shelves were bare. School closed. Daycare closed. And the reality of this ‘new normal’ hit me like a ton of bricks.
I’ve spent plenty of days working from home. I’ve taken months off from the gym after the birth of each of my children. So, I am experienced with finding ways to exercise in my basement and structuring my day to be productive even when no one else is around. But I’ve never had to do it while my husband was also working from home, while all three kids were home, and without any childcare help. The idea of finding ways to stay fit and healthy at home seemed overwhelming. And I know I wasn’t alone.
But thankfully there are many business and apps stepping up right now to offer free access to their services during this time. And they have been helping me and my clients tremendously. That’s why I wanted to share my top free resources for staying fit at home with you, so you don’t have to do at it alone either.
The Top 5 Free Resources to Stay Fit and Healthy at Home
Top Free Resource for Losing Weight While Stuck at Home: Noom
I absolutely LOVE Noom for promoting healthy weight loss and improving your relationship with food. I am always saying how it isn’t just what you eat, but how you eat that makes a difference. And this app works with you to really understand your eating behaviors and personality to help you make true lifestyle change you can stick with. Right now, they are offering a FREE two-week trial to try out the app and see if it works for you. I highly recommend trying it out. I love it so much, I even became an affiliate for them. I just wish I thought of the app myself!
Top Resource for Increasing Strength & Muscle: Beachbody
I have been a fan of Beachbody way before it became trendy (I have the original P90X on VHS tape to prove it!). And I have always loved their streaming workouts. I have used them myself to stay in shape on maternity leave before I could go back to the gym & use them anytime I travel. And now, they are offering many of their workouts for free along with free streaming Beachbody Kids workouts, which my whole family loves to do.
Top Resource for Healthy Cooking: Food Network App
Now that many of us our stuck at home without the option of going out to eat, we are finding ourselves cooking more. And as much as that is a great thing, if you are new to cooking, it can also feel overwhelming. That’s what I love what Food Network is doing right now by offering classes and courses with many of their most popular chefs. You can learn new cooking techniques and tricks right from your own kitchen. And you can try it out for 30 days for free!
Top Resource for At-Home Yoga and Stretching: Peloton
You probably are familiar with the Peloton bike, but did you know the company offers much more in the way of fitness than just live streaming spinning classes? They offer amazing live classes from yoga, to stretching, and even meditation (which may be much needed for stress relief right now). So even if you have no home fitness equipment, you can still take advantage of many of their workouts. And they are offering an extended 90-day free trial right now!
Top Resource for At-Home Stress Reduction: Headspace
I don’t know anyone who isn’t stressed right now. And since stress can have a negative impact on the immune system, taking time out to lower your stress levels is key. But that is easier said than done when you can’t see loved one or go anywhere to relax. That’s where the Headspace app comes in. They have created a ‘Weathering the Storm’ portion of the app that is free for everyone to use and includes everything from meditations, to sleep, and movement exercises.
If you know of other free resources that can help you stay healthy and fit at home, please share them with me. I’d love to add them to the list.
And make sure to stay connected with me over on Instagram where I will continue to share daily tips and tricks to help us all get through this time together and come out healthier and stronger than ever.