Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Five: Favorite Indoor Workouts

Good morning everyone!  So sorry that I disappeared the last few days.  I've been commuting back and forth to Orlando for a workshop, and let me tell you, I am SO THANKFUL I do not have to do that every day!  At least this morning there was a beautiful sunrise to welcome me in to the city (and minimal traffic!).
Today, I'm linking up with Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar for Friday Five!  Today's topic is favorite indoor workouts.
It's that time of year where many of us across the country can't get outside to run or workout like we normally do in the warmer seasons.  While I do have the luxury of still being able to enjoy outdoor workout (thank you, Florida "winter"), I still enjoy working out indoors a fair amount.  So, let's see what some of those workouts are!

1. BodyPUMP
This should come as no surprise that BodyPUMP is my favorite indoor workout!  I love group exercise classes for the motivation and the level of work outs I always get.  I particularly love BodyPUMP

2. TV Show/Commercial Workouts
I spend a fair amount of time in the evenings watching TV, like the Bachelor/Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars.  To make the most of that time, I sometimes enjoy completing a workout that goes along with the TV show.  Other times, I will do a short circuit during commercial breaks to make that time go by and get in quick bursts of exercise!  Some of the workouts I've shared on the blog:
TV Commercial Workout
Dancing with the Stars Workout
Bachelor Women Tell All Workout

3. Treadmill Speed Workouts
Did I really just say that treadmill workouts are one of my favorites?  Yes, yes I did.  I LOVE using the treadmill for speed work, and during the winter, this just seems like it makes sense.  I can run comfortably indoors AND get in my speed work.  Sounds good to me!  Here's one of my favorite treadmill workouts.  Also, if you think the treadmill is just the worst thing ever, check out these tips for avoiding the dread of the treadmill!

4. Workout DVDs
When it's cold out, the last thing I want to do is leave my house!  Workout DVDs are a great way to still get in some exercise but not have to go anywhere to do so.  I love this Beach Babe Tone It Up DVD and will pull it out every now then.

5. Bikram Yoga
I haven't been able to complete this workout since the summer, but bikram yoga is a great indoor workout!  The heat is perfect for the winter time (until you walk outside, of course), and I always feel like I really worked hard afterward, but relaxed at the same time.  If you've never tried bikram yoga before, I suggest trying a class out!  Be sure to drink lots of water beforehand!

Lately, I've only been doing BodyPUMP of these five favorite indoor workouts, but writing this post made me want to pick some of these back up!  Hopefully I can find one of these workouts that'll work for me in my current pregnant state.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!!  I'll try not to be as absent from the blog next week :)

Question for you: What is your favorite indoor workout?

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