Friday Five – Favorite Indoor Workouts

Welcome to Friday people!!!  Another week has come and gone and the weekend is upon us.  Not only is it the weekend, but it’s Super Bowl Weekend!!!!  Who are you going to be cheering for to win the big game?  I really don’t have a preference on the outcome.  I’m just watching for the commercials.  Speaking of commercials, have you seen the Budweiser commercial?  I love puppies and clydesdales, so, of course, I love this commercial.  

Okay, so aside from the Superbowl,  it’s going to be a fun weekend.  And it’s getting started with my usual Friday Five.  I’m linking up with Courtney, Mar and Cynthia to talk about our favorite indoor workouts.   

Favorite Indoor Workouts

1.  Yoga  yoga classesI fell in love with yoga years ago before my husband and I met, and ever since, I crave it.  One of the nicest things about yoga is the convenience of being indoors.  Rain or shine, snow or ice, there’s always a yoga class available to suite your needs.  And for those really cold days, there’s always Bikram. 

2.  Insanity Max 30  max 30 screen shot modifier  If you’re not already familiar with Shaun T or the original INSANITY program, you may be drawing a blank when you hear Max 30 or see #imaxedout in your newsfeed. In the simplest of words, Max 30 is a fast, effective, HIIT workout that challenges your body in ways you never knew.   I’m absolutely in love with this program because it is a perfect fit for my busy schedule, being that it’s only 30 minutes.  I just pop in the DVD and what begins is a fierce workout that I’m already beginning to see results with only two weeks in.  Probably the biggest feature that I’m pleased with is the modifier on the right screen.  Coming off my second cesarean, I’m extremely weak in my core and my endurance is not where it used to be.  By following the modifier, I can comfortably complete all (or most) of the movements with correct posture and form.  So I’m constantly improving instead of getting frustrated by the difficulties of the moves.  

3.  Cycling cyclingMy favorite group fitness class has got to be cycling.  Waaay back before I became a mom, I was a certified spin instructor. I had fallen in love with cycling and found pure delight in motivating individuals through my love of music and fitness. Cycling is a great way to improve muscle endurance and cardiovascular health. Tons of calories can be burned in just one cycling class and it’s a perfect low impact cross training activity for runners. 

4.  PiYo PiYo ChaleneThis workout DVD has slowly become one of my favorites.  It’s the perfect combination of yoga and Pilates, rolled into one quick workout.  

 

6.  Kettle bells  FF kettlebellsIf I’m short on time and just want to get a little sweat session in between playtime with the kids or cooking dinner, I like to play with my kettle bells.  Kettle bells are a fantastic way to engage the back, legs and shoulders and build endurance and strength.  I find them to be an extremely effective cross training tool for my off running days too.  

What is your favorite indoor workout?  

Do you have a quick go-to workout that you can do easily at home?  

Ever been to a spin class?

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16 thoughts on “Friday Five – Favorite Indoor Workouts”

    1. Lacey, that’s exactly why I love Max 30. Shorter workouts and completely doable with the modifier. Def check into it. Let me know if you have any questions too.

  1. Great post! I’ve never been to a spin class. I want to though, I’ve heard so many good things about it, especially if you are a runner like I am. The kettle bell is a great tool for indoor workouts. I’ve recently begun to implement mine with my core workouts and I am definitely feeling it afterward but I’ve noticed an improvement in my performance.

  2. Haley, I went to a spin class last night for the first time in MANY years and I had a BLAST! I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to return; my gym has classes every day and you’re right – perfect cross training for runners and help with preparing for hilly runs. Our instructor called it “Throwback Thursday” last night and we listened to pumped up disco tunes; it was awesome. I, too, like PiYo and yoga workouts; these are great! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the game (and commercials!).

  3. I used to do cycling about 3 years ago, but I haven’t found a good instructor at the gym I joined. I love step class and BodyPUMP, though

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