work out, staY in

The In­ter­net is every­one’s new favourite gym

India Today - - COVER STORY - By Priyan­sha To­mar

Hec­tic work sched­ules make it dif­fi­cult to head to the gym ev­ery­day. Women, there­fore, are us­ing the In­ter­net for their daily work­out. Toss per­sonal train­ers and ex­pen­sive gym mem­ber­ships, stick to the com­fort­able sur­rounds of your own home for a fuss-free, cost-ef­fec­tive work­out. Fit­ness chan­nels on YouTube pro­vide a plethora of ideas to keep one in shape— from aer­o­bics and yoga to zumba.

1 PoP-sugar fit­ness

The Pop-sugar web­site has a style we­bzine for women, pro­vid­ing a plethora of fit­ness in­for­ma­tion. They also have a YouTube chan­nel and work­out DVDs. The videos have in­struc­tors teach­ing ev­ery­thing from car­dio to Latin dance work­outs, 30-minute To­bata ses­sions to high-in­ten­sity ex­er­cises and yoga ses­sions. They of­fer nutri­tion and diet regimes ac­cord­ing to the sea­son.

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2 Yoga with adriene

If you are plan­ning to do yoga at home and don’t know how to go about it, Yoga with Adriene is the per­fect chan­nel. Adriene Mish­lar is an ac­tor, a yoga teacher and the co­founder of What Feels Good, a grow­ing on­line li­brary about yoga and yoga tools. She teaches yoga prac­tices for begin­ners and cov­ers weight loss, flat belly, heal­ing and many more.

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3 Be­fit

Be­Fit is a chan­nel which of­fers work­out rou­tines by celebrity train­ers. From Billy Blanks to Jil­lian Michaels, you can sweat it out with them by sim­ply fir­ing up your lap­top. The chan­nel of­fers yoga ses­sions, a va­ri­ety of work­outs such as pi­lates and dance as well as fit­ness tips. Be­Fit-Mom, a sub-site, which was founded by pre­na­tal ex­er­cise spe­cial­ist He­lena Byrne, helps to-be moms re­main fit dur­ing preg­nancy.

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4 Yoga with shilPa shettY

Who bet­ter to turn to for fit­ness tips than celebrity mom Shilpa Shetty, with that en­vyin­duc­ing waist­line. Shetty teaches asanas for full body work­outs, flat stom­achs, weight loss and over­all good health. Her rou­tines help to build strength and pre­pare you for high in­ten­sity work­outs. The video pro­vides ba­sic ex­er­cises for those who are not look­ing for hard­core daily work­outs.

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