Fitness On The Go – Sneakerless Workouts, volume 2

March 10, 2014

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’m a frequent sharer of Grace and Felicia’s fitness posts.

Both women have chronicled their “journey of buff” (dubbed by Felicia) in such a refreshing, honest way that it’s nearly impossible to not be inspired.

If I’m going to be honest, my own fitness journey has screeched to a halt in the new year.  Yes, I’ve attended a fitness class here and there (thanks to ClassPass!), but I’ve been just terrible at scheduling my workouts and treating fitness as a non-negotiable.

That all ends today.  And you’ll never believe where I’ve found my favorite, FREE fitness resources (that can be done in the smallest of spaces).

Seriously, guess.

Answer – Instagram & BuzzFeed.  And YouTube (but you already knew that one, you smarty pants).

Instagram – 15×15 Workouts

The concept behind 15×15 workouts is genius.  15 seconds of a single, HIIT move that hits all the body parts.  15 reps.  15 seconds of rest in-between. Daily workouts uploaded at midnight EST.

Anyone can do that in the time between they down their coffee and hit the shower.  Anyone.

If you’re like me and dipping a toe back into the fitness game, this is the place to start.

BuzzFeed – One-Song Workouts

Music makes or breaks a workout.  It’s just a fact.

BuzzFeed combines the agony of creating the perfect workout playlist and finding a workout by creating their amazing one song workouts.  Combining classic body weight exercises with a songs that can only be described as pump up jams, you get a full body blast AND an emotional high that one can only achieve by blasting Jay Z’s “On To The Next One”

And like 15×15, it can be done in the smallest of spaces.  For me, it’s the narrow hallway of my teeny tiny apartment or slightly larger hotel rooms.  But given the intensity of the cardio moves, you’ll want to perform these workouts with sneakers or on a cushy carpet.

YouTube – Doonya

Last (but certainly not least) is for you Bollywood lovers out there.

Doonya is a dance fitness class that combines classical Indian, Bollywood, and folk dance from my native country.  And yes, they have studio workouts (members of ClassPass, y’all) and DVDs, but their YouTube channel is chock full of great, quick workouts that target a variety of areas.

My favorites – this abs workout, this arms workout, and this intense plyometrics workout.

Strong is the new sexy, folks.  And if you’ve fallen off the fitness wagon, come hop back on with me.  Because I too want to have the strength to punch people when I’m 90.

How do you stay motivated to work out?  Do you have a go-to quick workout, or ones suitable for tiny spaces?  COMMENT below and let me know!  And be sure to visit the first volume of sneakerless workouts.

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  • http://manifestyourself.com/ Kimberly Whittaker

    I see so many IG workouts, but I have never tried one. Right now I am doing T25… 25 minutes a day makes it SO doable for me.

    • hithaonthego

      I love 5 Factor Fitness for the same reason!

  • Chelle {Everyday Polish}

    Love this list! I just picked up kickboxing again and am crazy sore today but this would great for when I’m traveling.

    • hithaonthego

      I’m dying to try boxing. Definitely once these next two crazy weeks are OVER.

  • Tanvi

    I am always looking for new fun routines to add to my workout. Love the 15 X 15 concept for busy days. Thanks for the list.

    ∞ tanvii.com ∞

    • hithaonthego

      So glad you liked it, Tanvi!

  • Ramya

    I don’t travel for work but between my 3yr old who is like an energizer bunny(wish I was like that) and work, I just haven’t been able to get back into my fitness routine this year. 15×15 is such an amazing concept … am going to start on that tonight!! Thanks Hitha!

    • hithaonthego

      15×15 is so do-able, right?? If I do nothing else, I know at least I did that.

  • graceatwood

    love this, obvs. cheers to getting into the best shape of our lives in 2014!

    • hithaonthego

      Hear hear! Thank YOU for always being a great inspiration.

  • http://passportsandvisa.wordpress.com/ passportsandvisa

    I’ve been using the 7 Minute Workout app, and love it. At first, it was only when I traveled but during the many polar vortexes and my non-willingness to go out and hit the gym it’s helped a few things from going south, lol. Didn’t know IG had workouts, so I might look into the 15×15 as a way to switch it up…

    • http://www.thefieldingreport.com Emily Trout

      I use that app too! Love it. And just like you, I’ve spent months fighting leaving the house because it’s been so cold, so it’s been saving me! I’ve done it on commercial breaks during shows.

  • Ghazaleh Kermaani

    I like these ideas. For myself, I’m a bit old fashion… I like to throw on a pair of sneakers and run outside. It actually works out well with travel because I can “runsplore” which is a lot of fun. Combines running and sightseeing :) and can be as quick or as long as you want it to be.

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