Written by: Phindile Le Bris Sithole-Spong
When people talk about fitness and being healthy, more often than not, one starts to picture rigorous sweating, strenuous workouts and many different equipments. But I am here to tell you that you do not necessarily need all of that. Not only because workouts have come so far in the past couple of years, but also because I generally think that we are not all keen to jump, run and skip our way to better health (or at least not all the time). Which is why I have compiled a list of three workout programs and applications that can get you the results that you want in the comfort of your own home with little or no equipment.
- FitOn: I’m pretty sure I’ve spoken about this app before. This app has become a staple in my workout regiment. Not only is the app free, but it also has a number of top fitness enthusiasts. This app has a variety of workouts to suit a variety of people from those who love to sweat it out to those who prefer a much slower and slow paced workout. Personally, I love the yoga workouts by seasoned yogi Vytas. Not only are his sessions sure to get your body moving (without all the jumping of course), but he has words of wisdom, and he provides great advice and tips on how to live a healthier life.
- Tracy Anderson Method: When I first tried the Tracy Anderson method some years ago, I was convinced the workouts were not for me. I used to think that her specialized and well designed movements were somewhat hard to understand and adjust to. They can leave you thinking “is this really a workout”. But after the first session or two you start to realize the genius of the whole program. Not only is it actually working your body in ways other workouts don’t, but there is also a sense of accomplishment when you finish one of her workouts.
- Melissa Wood Health: Similar to the Tracy Anderson Method, Melissa Wood Health’s workout program is a whole lot of “bang for your buck”, without actually banging or jumping. Which is why it is a must try for those of you who want a good workout without all the jumping. I must say, even though you wont be doing much jumping, you will feel the workout during and after.