My yoga routine: I am sharing my favorite at-home workout, yoga mat, and activewear brands to stay motivated while working out from home.
Favorite At-Home Workout: Yoga and Pilates online workouts
Although I definitely miss practicing at a studio during the Covid-19 lock-down, I also enjoy working out at home.
Before the lock-down, I was taking twice a week the online workout videos of Alo Moves and Boho Beautiful in addition to studio classes. Since the lock-down, I have been working out solely on Alo Moves classes as there are many types of courses (cardio, yoga, pilates, fitness, mindfulness), instructors, and levels. Surprisingly, I am never bored, and I made some fantastic progress in my yoga practice. Besides, I am also doing and enjoying more and more cardio classes (which are usually not my forte).
Also, I got my husband into Yoga practice thanks to Alo Moves. Indeed, as you can choose the instructors, level, and intensity of the workout, it is easier to find something that will work for both of us. I show him the sneak peek of the class to be sure he will like it. We have been able to practice together on a regular basis since then.
Another great thing about Alo Moves is that you can try it for free for 15 days. It is $20/month after the free trial. You can cancel it at any time.
At-home Workout: Create the perfect OM Atmosphere
Training at home is, for sure, more convenient than going to the studio, but it is also easy to skip a class. The best way to get me motivated is to create a unique routine.
See below my recommendations to create the perfect OM atmosphere:
- Open a window.
- Use your nicest water bottle.
- Spray some essential oils or put on an essential oil diffuser. Lavender is my favorite scent when I work out.
- Invest in a high-quality mat. My favorites are Manduka and Alo Yoga.
- Dress up like a pro.
- After the practice, clean your mat with a dedicated product and a microfiber towel.
Yoga at home: The right mat and yoga mat cleaner
My yoga at home practice became much deeper when I invested in the right mat. I always look for a comfortable, durable, sustainable, and chemical-free mat. I personally love Alo Yoga mats and Manduka mats. My husband uses the Manduka Mat Pro 6mm as he needs some extra comfort for his knees. It is also essential to clean your mat after each practice to avoid any bacteria or fungus. I prefer to use a dedicated yoga mat cleaner to prevent any sticky residue.
Favorite online activewear brands
Every time I practice, I put on an activewear outfit in which I feel great. I am a fan of Alo Yoga clothing since I have moved to LA (my Yoga and Pilates instructors were always raving about this brand). The fabrics are perfect for any fitness classes, plus the designs are very stylish. I have over three bras and leggings, and I love how flattering and comfortable they are. I also love the selection at Carbon 38 (see here for my post), and I also have a very stylish and comfy set from Outdoor voices that I keep on wearing.
Disclaimer: I was able to enjoy Alo Moves for free for 90 days. The opinions in this blog post are my own. This post contains affiliates links. Thanks for supporting ModeRsvp.com.