While there are a lot of uncertainties right now, and it's easy to feel scared or helpless, one thing that can help combat any stress or anxiety is getting some exercise in. A little sweat session can really have a positive effect on you, both physically and mentally. You'll get your heart rate going, you'll be able to stretch out those muscles, the endorphins will make you feel good, and it's just nice to concentrate on something other than what's going on in the news.
You won't be alone in sticking to your workout routine while spending more time at home. If you've been scrolling through Instagram nonstop these past couple days, you've probably seen fitness studios and trainers live-streaming workouts, the push-up challenge people are tagging their friends in, and even some celebs documenting their workout routines. We've been enjoying seeing how some of our favorite celebrities have been working out at home, so we rounded up some of our favorites.
Kate Bosworth posted a video of herself doing a P.volve workout, which is a fitness streaming platform and studio we're already big fans of. The method involves small yet precise movements so you're working out muscles you didn't know you had.
Jessica Alba has been documenting some of her workouts while she's staying at home, even a mother-daughter one. She asked her followers what types of workouts they wanted to see from her on YouTube or IGTV.
Karlie Kloss really wants us to get moving, and we consider her our trainer/life coach now. The model recently hosted an Instagram Live with her trainer, Mike Maloney, and encouraged her followers to join in as a break from Zoom meetings and other WFH duties. And that's not all—she encouraged her followers to join in on the daily live dance party with Forward Space and hosted a meditation session on Instagram Live.
The iconic Mariah Carey has been giving us a peek into her stay-at-home life. We've gotten to see her and her kids wash their hands for 20 seconds (following the rules, check) and her elliptical workout (complete with gloves).
J.Hud is one of the many celebs who recently took part in the push-up challenge—sort of. She tried one, but then said, "It's not for me. It's not my ministry." Appreciate the effort, though (and your JoyLab look)!
Julianne Hough has been hosting dance and movement sessions on Instagram Live through her fitness brand, Kinrgy. The workouts are a mix of dance and breathwork and self-care. She recently hosted sessions during Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour.
Ellie Goulding kept it real about her workout motivation recently and wrote, "Make no mistake I can never be bothered to work out but I force myself most mornings especially now there is literally no excuse."
Shay Mitchell joked that she has been multitasking during quarantine. She wrote, "Doing all the things the Internet is telling me to. Stay home, drink, work out in my living room, not wash my hair for a few days... maybe tomorrow I'll finally tackle that at-home gel removal."
Inspired? You Might Need Some Activewear for It
If these celebs have gotten you off the couch and into workout mode, you might need some new activewear to go with it. Bonus: You can wear these picks to lounge around in or WFH, too.
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