It’s time for another workout! I actually love putting together fun workouts that people can do anywhere. A lot of people can’t make it to the gym or afford to go to the gym all the time, so it’s nice have different options, especially for cardio. I don’t know about you, but figuring out cardio workouts to do at home (before I got my treadmill) was challenging.
I recently dipped my toe in the water to try out online training to see how it works and if I like it or not. I joined a couple platforms but decided that I like the video-based online training websites the best. For the next week or 2 I’m using my friends as guinea pigs to experiment on with the live video training platform. I created this Quickie Home Cardio Workout the other day for a friend when we did an online workout together on Fitaborate. I did this one with my friend and it only took us about 15-20 minutes to get through with adding a cooldown and stretching at the end. Pretty quick! I used an interval timer app on my phone to set up the HIIT intervals and it worked like a charm 🙂
This workout is high intensity and high impact, but you can tailor this to fit your needs. For low impact & lower intensity if you have joint problems or are a beginner:
- Replace skaters with a step-touch or marching in place
- Replace squat jacks with regular squats
- Keep burpees low impact by cutting out the jump at the top and instead of jumping back into the plank position, step back one foot at a time
For the warm-up: make sure you keep the jumping and impact to a minimum in the first 5 minutes until your joints and muscles are warm. That’s why I listed low skaters and low jumping jacks – keep them lower intensity at the beginning, you can crank it up later on. And don’t forget to cool down and stretch at the end
I am also working with Fitnet to try them out as well, but that one isn’t live video. On Fitnet, I record videos that people can watch and mix & match for full workouts. It’s pretty cool! Since the videos are per-recorded and can be used by many people, Fitbet would be a big time-saver. After working with these websites for a little while I’m hoping to put together a review/Q&A type post for trainers who might be interested in using those websites for online training.