I spent most of this week in Dallas for work without any time to work out. Usually I can fit in a quick workout in my hotel room and on the best work trips I can make it to the hotel gym. Not so with this week, which was a real bummer. The weather was amazing in Dallas (78 on Wednesday), but we spent our non-office hours at late dinners with the client only to wake early to get back to the office. Luckily, we were able to walk to and from lunch and dinner a few times, so I wasn't completely sedentary.
Two Indoor Workouts I Do Fairly Regularly (In the winter)
1. Tracy Anderson arms
By far my favorite quick, indoor workout. I found this video a few years ago (probably when I followed Goop and googled Tracy) and at my peak I was doing it 2-4 times a week. My arms looked amazing. I'm slowly trying to re-integrate it into my winter workouts and usually manage to run through it 1-2 times a week. Alex does it with me and feels the burn just as much as I do. There are other workouts from her mat series I enjoy (one with weights and an abs workout), but this is my absolute favorite.
I'd never been on a treadmill until working out in hotel gyms last year. I don't really like it very much, but it's better than nothing. I really wish I had a treadmill at home on cold, wet days. I'm sure I'll say the same thing on 90 degree days this summer.
Three honorable mentions (AKA things I do when I can't run outside and feel lazy.)
3. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Before I began running, a friend and I would work out to this DVD and compare our experiences. I was very out of shape the first time through and it was difficult. It's still hard, but I can get through most of Level 1 on my first try. I haven't used it since last year and I think it may be time to get it back out. Jillian is a great motivator and I love that she has modifications for various abilities.
4. POPSUGAR Fitness on Youtube
Someone I follow on Pinterest pinned a POPSUGAR 5 minute workout. I added it to my list during a 30 minute video block (including Tracy arms!). It was a little intense (anything after Tracy seems loud), but by the end I really enjoyed the coach. I've only done two 5-minute videos so far, but I see they have 30 and 40 minute workouts.
5. Kayla Itsines
Kayla is new to me this year. She's an Australian trainer with a large female following. Her demographic skews younger and bikini-body-bound, but her experience is all about building strength while looking lean. You can download a free sample of her workout. I have yet to attempt her 12 week challenge or prepare any of her meals, but the sampler kicked my butt. The best part of her program: workouts only last 28 minutes! The only downside for me: I wish she had a DVD. I don't want to stand in front of a PDF when I work out.