Working out at home can definitely be the way forward for some:
- It’s cheaper than the gym
- It cuts down travel time
- You have complete control over your workout
But maybe you’re stuck figuring out how to motivate yourself to workout at home, or even how to workout from home. If so, read on 👇
In this blog post we’ve rounded up 10 guides, videos and apps to turbocharge your home workout, whatever your experience level.
Let’s get to it.
Strength training workouts at home
We know you love strength training.
With that in mind, here are some strength-specific workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home.
The NYT 9-Minute Strength Workout
We’ll be honest: we didn’t expect to find workout tips in the New York Times.
But their 9-minute strength workout is hot 🔥
The page above gives detailed instructions on how to do each exercise, split out into helpful sections:
- A summary
- Tips to do it correctly
- Tips to ramp up the difficulty so you can challenge yourself
- Modifications to target different areas
On top of that there’s a downloadable resource with an incredibly simple visual breakdown of the workout, like this 👇
NBC’s 30-day strength training routine
Here’s another media organisation we didn’t expect to be leading workout routines!
But NBC’s strength training workout is great.
It’s a simple 30-day routine that requires zero equipment. Perfect if you’re just starting out, and wary of devoting too much time or money.
Below you can see a rundown of what’s in the guide:
And over at the NBC website you’ll find the full routine.
Home workout guides
A home workout guide lets you tap straight into expertise. All of the guides in this section are published by big names, from athletes through to national media outlets and beyond.
Most of these guides tell you how to work out at home with no equipment, too.
NHS Live Well 10-Minute Workouts
The NHS is Britain’s world-renowned National Health Service.
We’re most interested in their 10-minute workouts -a series of 6 different workouts to target these areas:
Each workout is 10 minutes long (no surprises here) and they suggest doing 1 each day with a rest day somewhere in the week.
There’s also a 6-minute pre-exercise warm-up to get you limbered up.
Girls Gone Strong 6 week workout
The Girls Gone Strong workout is great because you only need to bring your body. Some workouts have optional variations where you can use weights, but these aren’t compulsory.
The workout is super simple to follow, too. Check it out:
Each exercise in the guide is linked to a Youtube video to show you how to do it, and there are easy-to-follow instructions about how many reps to do as you progress.
Home workout videos
Sometimes following a video is the easiest way to work out. This is our favourite substitute for an in-person class or personal trainer.
Head over to Youtube though and there are millions of vids to choose from. So how do you find the best at-home workout videos?
Simple. You read the next section 👀
HASfit Strength Training Workouts
Like we said: fans of Powher love strength workouts.
This is why we’re starting this section with a great video playlist from HASfit:
As you can see, the 66 videos in this playlist follow a clear theme of building strength at home. They clock in between half an hour and an hour, making this a really valuable bank of content to get started with.
Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone
Leslie Sansone created the world’s leading fitness walking brand: quite an impressive resume.
Then, with that out the way, she started a walking Youtube channel and gained nearly 4 million subscribers. Whew! 👏👏👏
As you probably guessed the focus here is walking. But what blew us away was the sheer number of videos here.
- A slow 1 mile walk that’ll take you about 15 minutes
- A fast-paced 3 mile walk that’ll take 40
- A 30-minute ‘boosted fitness’ walk
- A 20-minute fat burning walk
Along with literally hundreds more. Between them these vids have over 91 million views, so you know you’re in good hands.
And don’t forget 👉 Walking is perfect if you’re looking for a home workout with no equipment.
NHS Home Workout Videos in Collaboration with InstructorLive
Check out this list of videos:
Those are just a fraction of the 37 workout NHS home workout videos available.
Others in the list include:
- Introduction to HIIT – 5 parts
- Introduction to pilates – 6 parts
- Wake-up workout
- Introductory or advanced aerobics
Each of these videos has hundreds of thousands of views because they’re great.
And as you can see from the bullets above, they’re targeted at all sorts of skill levels and abilities. So if you’re looking for workout videos for beginners at home, you’re in luck.
Home workout apps
Maybe you prefer your 📱 to your 📺
If so, you’re probably more interested in an app than a YouTube channel. After all, apps put the power in your hands with things like:
- Workouts tailored to you 🔧
- Metrics for tracking progress 📈
- Integration with other devices 🔗
- A vibrant community 👥
- Optional subscription 💰
Finding the best home workout app depends on so many factors, and we aren’t going to pretend we know the best one in the world specifically for you.
Instead, here are a couple of home workout apps that we think are pretty good. Maybe you will too.
Nike Training Club (NTC)
This is perhaps the best free home workout app in our opinion.
Nike needs no introduction. Their iconic tick is synonymous with sporting excellence around the world.
And their app lives up to the hype.
This is a “personal trainer in your pocket,” as the website says. A powerful trainer that designs and guides you through workouts tailored exactly to your workout goals.
If you’re in the UK you can also benefit from wellness and nutrition tips to give you holistic fitness support 💪
Check it out: you will not regret it.
The Walk at Home app
Another great home workout no equipment app is from Walk at Home, Leslie Sansone’s creation that we saw above.
The goal of this app is to get you walking:
There’s a monthly calendar of workouts that you can access for as little as $4.99 a month. The app also connects to all sorts of devices so you can create your ideal workout environment.
Walking is an incredibly powerful fitness tool that can deliver results to beginners and pros alike, so take a look and see what you think.
Down Dog Yoga app
What better way to work out at home without any equipment than yoga?
All you need for yoga is your body (OK, and maybe a mat…)
Down Dog takes the rich world of yoga and delivers it right to your front room. You can customise your practice length, style, focus, and much more to give you a session that aligns directly with your goals.
After each session, you’ll feel the rewarding glow in your muscles too ✨
They also offer apps for HIIT, running, barre, meditation and more!
Let’s wrap it up
Working out at home is great for so many reasons. If you don’t want to spend money on a gym subscription, for example. Or if you want to work out within reach of the shower before you head to work. Or even if you’re hedging your bets about another quarantine in the near future!
The resources here should give you more than enough to be getting on with. Whether you’re a beginner or not, there’s something here to align with your goals and skill level.
Disclaimer: The information on the Powher blog does not constitute medical advice and should not be used as such. If you would like to learn more about your dietary requirements and related aspects of your health, speak with a registered medical professional.