When it comes to weightless workouts, it’s easy to feel like all you’re doing is 100 air squats and a sh!t ton of pushups. As explained in my “with weights” workout tab, the thought of designing my own workouts is not always inviting to me. So instead I am going to share three YouTubers who I really spent a lot of time with when I started getting into my personal health journey throughout college. I used these accounts because they keep the workouts interesting, active, and help keep you out of feeling stuck in a repetitive motion.
I started with Pilates videos by Cassi and I am pretty sure that I did just about every single video she ever posted up to the day I was doing the video. They were always upbeat and I loved them. I was able to easily do the workouts in my dorm room with just my body and my yoga mat.
I am a big fan of all of the different kinds of videos that Cassi shares, but here is a starting video for an arm workout challenge that shows you all of the energy and excitement that Cassi brings to her content: 20 minute lean arms cardio pilates workout
#2 Chloe Ting
On days where I wanted to build up a sweat and get a lot of movement in in a short period of time, Chloe was my go-to. I did a lot of her HIIT videos and learned to enjoyed the various types of up/down exercises. Most of her videos are without weights, which again, is great when you just have yourself and you’re trying to still move around.
MadFit is an amazing person to train with, and she has a lot of range in terms of her videos. I started with her “no equipment” videos (aka weightless workouts), but loved her so much and slowly started doing smaller weights with her as well. I then got into her stretching videos, and even her dance videos! She really has it all and I always have a great time when I choose her videos for my workouts, whether they are weightless or not. I linked a few videos that I recommend below 🙂 If you are looking to transition from weightless workouts to weighted workouts, I would check her out and explore her page a bit. Truly cannot recommend her enough!
^ does include some weights in case you’re interested in trying that out. When I first started weighted workouts at home I used alcohol bottles (750 mL Bacardi bottles to be exact). Then eventually I bought some 10 lb dumbbells and loved what I could do with them. So then I bought 20’s. And then 2 years later my boyfriend got me 30’s. And I just keep getting stronger. It takes time and a continuous decision to show up for myself week by week. However, switching to weighted workouts when I was ready to was a very liberating experience. Wherever you are in your journey, give yourself grace, and keep choosing yourself. When you put yourself first, your potential starts to feel limitless 🙂
Lots of love,