Snowed in? Workouts at Home!

January 2, 2014 · 9 comments

It’s Thursday right? Because it feels like a Monday, my body is confused. And this might be the reason why…

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I took yesterday off and started 2014 with a break from working out. Being kinder to myself is a goal in 2014 so when I woke up feeling exhausted, I opted to do a few headstands and stretch out at home. Knowing a storm was coming today, I planned to wake up early and fit in a workout. That did not happen… oh 2014, we are off to a great start but this is why I love studio gyms because I can still take the class I wanted at a later time of day.

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I am planning to head into Barry’s for a noon class assuming it is not cancelled. While not much snow has accumulated yet, it’s quickly piling up. We are expected to get at least a foot! Many of the gyms try to stay open because they know people in the city hate being cooped up in our shoe box apartments. Most of us live within walking distance so they don’t need to worry about clients driving in just for a workout. Equinox in Back Bay stayed open during super-storm Sandy in October 2012.

However, if you are locked up in your homes for the day and your gym has closed, you don’t want to drive or leave your apartment, here are a few of my favorite real-time workouts you can do indoors.

The makeover workout is made up of 4 videos, a warm up, lower body, upper body and core for a 30 minute total body challenge indoors! It was shot last year and is still one of my favorites to do myself.

Want a 10 minute core killer workout? Try this power ab workout I shot with Scott Herman from last year – warning my hair is super blonde!

Lastly, if you are short on time, try this 15 minute bootcamp workout you can do at home without any equipment.

Don’t catch cabin fever, sweat it out a little bit and then enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while binge watching Netflix. My current go-to is Sons of Anarchy. I am half way through season 5. What should I watch next?

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy January 2, 2014 at 11:44 am

House of Cards and Scandal are two of my favs on Netflix. I did your Black Friday Bootcamp workout this morning while snowed in. Great workout – thanks!

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2 Sarah January 2, 2014 at 11:47 am

Yes!!! We started to watch the first episode of House of Cards, I hadn’t heard about it but roomie suggested it. We are going to finish SOA and then move on to House of Cards.

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3 Jill January 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Ok! “REVENGE” is on Netflix and it is AMAZING! Also on Netflix is “Who the &^%$ Did I Marry?”, It’s Awesome too! I’m snowed in as well w/family from Florida so we are Netflix’ing like crazy! Try those shows but I’m warning you, they are addicting! lol

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4 Sarah January 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I am already addicted to revenge and have been since season 1. I know a few ppl that have lost interest but I’m still loyal!!! How does Emily survive her gun shot wounds?

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5 Jill January 2, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Well, I’m not sure how she actually survives it but according to the early previews for Jan 5th, she does! Rumor has it she may have ‘amnesia’ or something like that when the show returns. I CANNOT WAIT! :) I loved this show from the very beginning and was so confused on how they would carry it out for so long but they sure have! Great writers!

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6 Tori January 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I just finished season 1 of Orange is the New Black on Netflix and it was so good! Highly recommend it

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7 Julie January 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Thanks for sharing!! My gym (in Southie) closed at 4 pm today, so the makeover workout is perfect for the tiny spot I have in my apartment for working out!

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8 Kate @ Coffee with Kate January 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I am, in fact, stuck inside in Western NY. Attempted to get to a spin class at 9:30 … didn’t happen. Holding out for yoga at 5 but if that doesn’t happen then I’ll be doing these snow-day workouts!

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9 Kerry January 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

The Walking Dead is really good and its only midway through season 4. Season starts back up 2/19/14 . Can you recommend any studio gyms in Rhode Island? LA Fitness just opened but the classes are early and fill up too fast! (Providence/Cranston area)

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