How to Workout From Home: Chloe Ting Edition
Now, more than ever, is the time to take care of yourself. When it comes to working out, however, it seems like the only option is to workout from home. Can working out from home be easier than expected?
Since March I was trying to find the workout routine that works the best for me and my goals. Surprisingly enough, working out at home has become my new favorite way to workout. I mean you don’t need a membership to work out in your living room, no one can watch you make weird faces while you are working out, and, unlike when it is super busy in the locker room, you don’t have to wait in line to use the restroom. Chloe Ting’s free workout programs are my favorite go-to for working out. I wake up in the morning, make my morning cup of tea, and then get ready to knock out my work out for the day. Since discovering these programs I have completed 5 and recently just started my 6th. I find these workout programs so helpful for so many reasons.
1. The workouts are perfect for those who need structure and someone to follow along to.
If you are the kind of person who has a hard time making a workout plan and then sticking to it (insert picture of me here), then these workout videos are perfect for you. Chloe not only has organized her programs so that they provide a day to day video layout (including rest days) for the entirety of the program, but her videos are well organized too! She provides a count-down timer along with a progress bar to show you how much of the workout you have completed. The best part is you do not have to think about anything other than your form and doing the exercise.
2. There are many programs to choose from.
If you check out her website here, you will find that she has a decent collection of workout programs that provide a large variety of topics. There are programs dedicated to total body for fat loss (her Two-Week and Summer Shred programs) or for specific areas that you may want to focus on (i.e. butt, abs, arms etc.). She does make a point to mention that the more specific programs should be incorporated to your current workout plans as you can not spot reduce fat loss. Fat loss happens all over your body at the same time. These programs are also great for weight gain (like she says, remember to eat enough for your body to be able to build muscle!). Her videos are mostly body weight exercises, but she does incorporate the use of weights or resistance bands for those with different fitness goals.
3. Anyone can follow along.
Low impact versions for the exercises are included for those who may not be able to jump around as easily, or for those who are feeling tired during the workout. The body weight exercises are very inclusive, and even if you just stick to the low impact exercises you will still get stronger! It is important to note that as long as you are still doing something and trying your best, you are going to do way better than if you had not done anything at all. Every little bit helps and if you are doing something, that is what is important.
4. The workouts are also perfect for those who do not want so much structure.
Just because her programs are carefully organized you do not have to follow them exactly as is. You could utilize the videos to create your own workout program or pick your top favorite videos to follow along to. She has some great full body workouts that range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, perfect for a quick morning or evening sweat session.
(Have I mentioned yet how immensely sweaty these workouts will make you? I did not know that one person could sweat so much doing body weight exercises until I found these videos).
5. They promote realistic expectations.
It is great how Chloe really works to emphasize realistic expectations. Realizing this is important because (and as she says) everybody is different, and everybody will lose weight or put on muscle differently from one another. Your diet plays a huge factor in how mush weight you lose or gain (muscle gain). Everybody eats differently and everybody’s body react to different types of food differently.
6. They work!
After the past five months of workout programs, I can agree with everyone who has posted a before/after video from trying the workout programs that, yes, the programs do work! Being as consistent as the programs makes you helps to achieve those fitness goals. Not only is Chloe Ting so encouraging during the workout but feeling stronger and improving as you go is so rewarding.
7. Noticing your progress is rewarding.
Speaking of encouraging, noticing your personal growth throughout the programs is extremely rewarding. When you can compare the videos to the first time you completed them to the last day, a week in, or even a few days later, you will find that they become easier as your body gets stronger. You will be able to do more reps, you will feel stronger, your form becomes better, and you may even be able to move faster than you could in the beginning. Noticing these changes are the best part.
Chloe Ting Workout Programs: https://chloeting.com/
If you have tried, completed, or are interested in these programs, comment down below! I would love to hear your thoughts on Chloe Ting’s free workout programs, or if you have any experience with any other great workout programs.