There’s something about spring which inspires us to become fitter and healthier - that’s never a bad thing.
However, there are some out there crippled with anxiety about how they look when working out.
It’s hardly surprising that people can feel insecure when working out since 90% of fitness videos are fronted by lycra clad women in full make up, completely sweat free.
Sometimes you just can't be bothered to leave the house. We get that...
Meanwhile us, the mere mortals, have turned a deep shade of beetroot and have frizzy hair sticking to our sweaty foreheads.
You shouldn’t worry about how you look while in the gym or pumping iron. You only need to watch this video to see why.
Then again, sometimes you just can't be bothered to leave the house. We get that.
Luckily, there are tonnes of great options which allow you to work out in the privacy of your own home, completely free.
All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and some determination. Here are some ideas of how you can get fit from behind your laptop....
For A 'No Frills' Workout
FitnessBlender has been a firm favourite with online fitness fanatics for a while. It’s clear to see why.
FitnessBlender are relatively simple in their approach that means no gimmicks, no over the top music or sexy outfits. At first this seems unsettling but you can plug in your iPod or load your own playlist depending on your mood.
They provide effective workouts for those of all different abilities. They also include workouts for those who with specific injuries, e.g. back pain, or ab workouts for those who can’t do crunches etc.
All workouts are free of charge and they update their page regularly which means there are always new workouts for you to try.
For A Silent Workout
For those who share a house or live above someone in a flat, working out at home can seem like an impossible task.
You don’t want to work out in the living room with an audience but you can’t in your room due to the noise you may make.
However, there are workouts for every situation. Introducing the silent workout.
There are loads of these online, we recommend this one and the one above.
For Those Who Hate Cardio
All that jumping, jiggling, red faced heavy breathing - some people just hate cardio, right? It's super hard work and can leave us feeling a bit useless if we can't keep up.
However, it's great for your fitness. You don’t have to be a cardio bunny to be good at it, there are plenty of other strength and body weighted exercises that can get your pulse running.
We like this lazy girl arm workout from PopSugar Fitness.
OK, so the name sounds a bit sweet and sickly - but Anna Renderer is one of those American, motivational types that actually keeps you going when things get a little tough.
For Those Who Want A 30 Day Challenge
If variety is the spice of life BeFit is your channel, they offer a wide variety of workouts all on the same channel.
So if you’re too lazy to search YouTube, this is the channel for you.
They upload regularly and offer a lot of workout challenges ’30 Day Abs’, ’30 Day butt lift challenge’ etc, so there is a strong sense of community to keep you motivated.