A power-ranking of home workouts

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Although going to the gym is fun, sometimes the trip to the RSF just isn’t possible in between classes and clubs. So, to balance health and schoolwork, a home workout may suit your schedule better. But where do we begin? After doing a few home-workout videos, I have created a mini power ranking of some of the most fun and enjoyable workouts you can do from the comfort of your living room. 

  1. Daisy Keech: for good workouts on a short time schedule. 

To be completely honest, I thoroughly enjoyed the Daisy Keech workouts. Filmed in small and easy circuit videos, Daisy Keech creates simple and effective videos you can easily do before classes. The best part: Not only are these videos short and for beginners, but every video focuses on a specific muscle group, so you can easily customize and build your own workout at home (with no equipment). 

  1. Les Mills: for a longer workout or challenge months and a bigger burn. 

If you want to get on the track to a more “fit” life and kick your body into shape (literally), Les Mills workout videos will do the trick. The videos range between 15 to 30 minutes and primarily focus on cardio and strength workouts through kickboxing and dancing. Although these videos get you sweating and leave you sore for the days after, a few points get knocked off because there is a limited selection of videos to choose from. However, if you are looking for a burning workout that is fun, look no further than this channel. Bonus: They also have “how-to” videos on more complicated workouts and on healthy meals!

  1. MadFit: for all kinds of workouts in 15-20 minute intervals. 

Although you have probably heard of this channel on TikTok, MadFit has a good reputation for a reason. Whether it’s dance cardio or an arm circuit, MadFit has it all. MadFit is great if you are starting out, and has more complex videos to build up to as you go. Also, the dance videos are very fun and effective, so this definitely goes on the list. 

  1. Kukuwa Fitness: a great workout and amazing music, all while you learn about different countries in Africa. 

Kukuwa Fitness caught my eye for numerous reasons. Not only does it have a wide range of videos, from 45 minute-sculpt to 5 minute-circuits, but the channel’s desire to educate others around the world about African culture truly makes it special. Not only are the dance videos fun and effective, but the instructors tell you a bit about their cultures and constantly put a smile on your face. 

  1. Heather Roberston: kickboxing workouts that will kick you into shape. 

Although the initial appeal of Heather Robertson’s channel was the kickboxing aspect, I stayed for the intense and effective workouts she has on her channel. Although the videos are a bit long (around 30 to 45 minutes each), afterward, you will feel like you just went to the gym. The channel has a variety of challenges and standalone kickboxing videos that will get your heart pumping and leave your muscles sore. I highly recommend this one — just be sure to take a rest day after. 

I hope you enjoyed this list and you try some of these workouts out!

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