These will get you moving, stretching, and grooving.
Lost your working out from home mojo? Get it back in no time with these five fresh yoga and dance workout channels that will have you hitting play, every day.
Don some lycra, step back in time, and get your grapevine on with the fit and fabulous Shannon Dooley, founder of Retrosweat: an authentic 1980s aerobic workout that will have you looking forward to a boogie that burns in your living room.
In the thick of the COVID outbreak, Shannon (having to press pause on her Sydney-based, in-studio classes), went all out and produced six top-quality one-hour individually themed Retrosweat ‘VHS’ Workouts – from a Barbie-themed ‘The Lost Tapes’ to the ‘Palm Springs Pool Party’ for a virtual vacay. Complete with on-point hair and makeup, costumes, and theatrical backdrops, and the fact that Shannon doesn’t take herself too seriously, you’ll forget you’re working out with Retrosweat.
While the VHS sessions are free, you can donate to Retrosweat after doing a session via PayPal. Shannon lost all of her revenue for several months during COVID, and her VHS sessions are higher in quality than many of the grainy live stream workout sessions you pay for.
Yoga with Adriene
Take your biggest breath of the day with some guidance from Austin-based yoga teacher, Adriene Mischler. Instructing her six million YouTube channel subscribers in the company of her sidekick blue heeler, Benji, Adrien’s soothing voice and easy-to-follow instructions – peppered with breaking out into song and goofy humour – will have you returning for more mat time.
Catering to ‘everyday’ rather than hardcore yogis, and offering countless themed playlists for varying mindsets, goals, and ailments (from digestive health to neck tension) you’re sure to find exactly what you need with Adriene. And with videos ranging from 10 to 40 minutes, it’s easy to squeeze in a regular session.
Barre with the Fitnessista
Certified fitness professional and healthy lifestyle blogger Gina Harney (AKA the Fitnessista) is bringing fresh, fast, and fun barre workouts to living rooms around the world from Tuscon, Arizona. Her ‘One-Song Workouts’ are also perfect for your lunch break.
Yoga with Janet
Whether you’re a new or seasoned yogi, Janet Yockers, Yoga Program Director at Sydney’s @onehotyoga, has curated her YouTube channel with every body in mind. From fast-paced Yoga Flows to juicy Yin stretch sessions, and a 7 Day Meditation Challenge, give your body some love and your mind a rest with some guidance from the down-to-earth yogi with a twinkle in her eye.
Yoga with Kassandra
COVID-19 inspired the Soulara team to join Kassandra’s Morning Yoga Movement: a free 30-day yoga challenge on YouTube that involves starting your day with just 10 minutes of yoga. Suitable for all levels, the challenge goes to show how just 10 minutes of yoga each morning really can make a difference to your body, mind, and the day ahead. We didn’t want to part ways post the 30-day challenge, so now, we’ve moved onto streaming all the other easy-to-follow sessions Kassandra has to offer; there’s everything from Hatha to Vinyasa to Yin, for beginners through to advanced yogis.
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