Home Workouts When You Can’t Get to the Gym

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For many, the gym is where they relieve stress and gain some sanity. But what do you do when you can’t get to the gym? Luckily, there are a number of home fitness solutions, besides workout gadgets and wearables, that can help everyone stay fit, healthy and a bit more chilled out.

Workout Virtually Anywhere in the World with Nautilus

Nautilus, a name that’s been around for years, offers treadmills, upright and reclining bikes, and ellipticals. But did you know that Nautilus equipment is compatible with their Explore the World app?

With Explore the World, you can work out in dozens of locations around the globe. The equipment moves you along the virtual road or path, so you actually feel like you’re taking in the sights while biking in Scotland or running in Japan.

Bowflex Offers Tried & True Gym Equipment Plus TV Streaming

Bowflex is a Nautilis-owned brand that also focuses on a variety of home fitness equipment. Besides treadmills, ellipticals and bikes, the company offers their unique TreadClimber, which is like a combination elliptical and treadmill for intense walking workouts. Bowflex also offers home gyms that use resistance cables to mimic free weights and machines you’d find in the gym to help build muscle.

Like Nautilus, Bowflex also has their own interactive training platform called JRNY. Besides virtual workouts, JRNY also has trainer-led classes to bring the gym studio to you. Plus, you can stream your favorite shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu right to the screen on your bike, elliptical or treadmill.

Peloton Helps You Put the Pedal to the Metal From the Comfort of Your Own Home

Peloton has been advertising quite heavily the last couple of years (no doubt you’ve seen their infamous Christmas commercial that stirred up some controversy), offering their versions of spin bikes and treadmills.

The company lets you stream classes featuring instructors who guide you as if you were taking a class with them in the room. They encourage and push you to reach your goals—all to the sound of thumping music just like at the gym.

Sleek Rowing Machines Look Like Works of Art

NordicTrack offers several rowers including the RW series, which features interactive displays that show level, speed and distance. The top-of-the-line NordicTrack rower features a 22-inch interactive HD screen, so rowers of all abilities can stream high-energy rowing classes led by a personal trainer.

In addition to NordicTrack, WaterRower has unique machines for those interested in using water resistance during their workout. WaterRower has multiple apps compatible with their rowers, showcasing the variety of workouts you can do on their machines.

Many WaterRower machines feature wood accents as well as modern designs so you don’t have to worry about an ugly piece of gym equipment disrupting your home decor. The company also gives you the option of buying or renting their rowers, making it easy to get fit regardless of budget.

No Room for Gym Equipment? Stream Fitness Classes from Your TV

Streaming a workout is great if you don’t have the room in your home or budget for a big piece of gym equipment. If this appeals to you, check out which workouts—from yoga to bootcamp—you can get on:

Subscriptions such as Daily Burn, CorePower Yoga On Demand and Crunch Live are available across most of the streaming devices (check details of each subscription for device compatibility).

Not sure if you want to pay extra for a fitness subscription to stream on TV? No worries. Amazon Prime Video has several fitness videos you can stream from your regular Prime subscription.

Zumba Fitness-Concert Live lets you rock out to a real concert with other Zumba enthusiasts while the Power Yoga Ultimate Weight Loss Workout delivers a 20-minute power yoga class designed to help you shed pounds and clear your mind.

With the right equipment—or even just the right streaming service—you can enjoy a heart-pumping workout without ever having to leave the house or set foot in a gym.