The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to look for workout alternatives since most of us are stuck inside, and Apple took advantage of that situation delivering the best option for Apple users to exercise at home. Apple Fitness+ has been a game-changer in the few months since it’s been out.
Not only can you work out from home, but the integration with your Apple Watch and iPhone or iPad is perfect for recording your progress and even bragging a bit with earned medals and achievements. The best part? Apple Fitness+ is perfect for beginners.
Each workout is easy to follow, and every trainer makes you feel like you’re doing an amazing job, even if it’s your first time. That being said, if you don’t even know where to begin, start using Apple Fitness+ can be challenging. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for.
Here are the best workouts you can try as a newbie (even if you don’t have any equipment at home).
Work Out Your Core
If you’re not used to working out at all, the core exercises can be hard at first, and that’s why it’s a great place to start.
The great thing about core workouts is that you won’t need any equipment at all, but you can step your game up if you have some dumbells at home.
The best part is that all of the workouts available right now are only ten minutes long. If you’re in a hurry, but you still want to push your core to the limit, you can do it in just a few minutes.
If you’re just starting out, try going at your own pace and, if you need to, try following the trainer on the left. They’re usually doing less-demanding versions of the workout that’ll still keep you moving.
Dance Like Nobody Is Watching
Do you love dancing to the greatest and latest music hits? Yeah, me neither. But I promise the dancing lessons in Apple Fitness+ will make you want to shake your booty.
Even if you’re a total amateur and you have two left feet, the dance choreographies are easy to follow and practice. And even if you make mistakes and forget which part comes next, you can easily get back on track.
There are different styles for everyone. You can go for a 30-minute hip-hop dance session with LaShawn or try something new and dance to some Latin and Hispanic music with Jhon.
No matter what music you like, there’s something to keep you in the zone.
Build Your Strength
If you have some dumbells lying around your house, even if they aren’t that heavy, you should give the Strength workouts a try.
With such amazing trainers, like Sam and Gregg, you’re guaranteed to have an awesome time while also burning calories in the process.
Keep in mind that even though these exercises easy to do, you should still be careful not to hurt yourself with your equipment. Try to work out following your own rhythm.
What’s great about the Strength workouts is that you’ll always find new ways to use your dumbells and new ways to work out with no equipment at all.
Push Yourself to the Limit with HIIT
High-intensity interval training, better known as HIIT, is both the best and worst workouts on Apple Fitness+. Once you try them, you’ll know what we’re talking about.
HIIT workouts are a bit demanding, and they can be exhausting at first, but if you work out enough times, they’ll have many benefits for your body. Not only could you shred some extra pounds, but HIIT also keeps your heart pumping, helping to reduce your blood pressure over time.
If you want to try them out, I’d recommend you start with a 10 or 20-minute workout, so you don’t push yourself too hard. Also, the trainer on your left will do some easier workouts so you can keep moving without any risks.
And as a final recommendation, you need to try Bakari’s workouts. They’re intense in a great way, and you’ll love and hate every minute of it. Plus, Bakari’s positivity is contagious, and it makes you want to keep pushing yourself.
Once You’re Done, Try a Mindful Cooldown
Some trainers will recommend you to start a mindful cooldown after any workout you finish, and they’re right about it.
Cooling down isn’t precisely a workout but is equally important. After a workout, you shouldn’t just stop moving at once. You need to let your muscles relax, and your heart rate drop naturally.
What’s great about these cooldowns is that are similar to some short yoga lessons. Trainers like Gregg and Dustin will help you stretch, relax, and focus on your breathing to calm your body and mind. If you’re not that great at yoga or meditation, this is the place to start.