Many people, including teens, are choosing to skip the gym right now, and instead are exercising and staying healthy by working out at home for FREE with a trainer–well kinda. Trainers aren’t randomly showing up at people’s doors or anything, but there are many exercise apps and YouTube channels out there to help people keep fit right from their homes. These are a great option for our tweens and teens.
During the last few months of much more at-home time, screen-time rules for our teens have gone out the window. And many of our tween and teens physical activities like sports and dance have been put on hold. Unfortunately, that means that tweens and teens having been staying dormant throughout the day. This isn’t good for their physical or mental health.
However, you can turn that screen time into something positive. It goes without saying that there is a YouTube video and an app for nearly everything, so when it comes to fitness this certainly holds true. Next time your teen complains that they are bored or you and the family are in need of a workout session, try an easy fitness routine from one of these well respected exercise apps or workout channels on YouTube.
Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need a ton of equipment, or even that much space, to have an effective workout. All you and your teen need is a little help from technology and in some cases, as little as seven minutes.
The Best Apps For Teens to Exercise At Home
Nike Training Club can help guide you through your at-home fitness routines by providing free workouts such as yoga classes, cardio, bodyweight workouts, and more. This app is perfect for those who are working out in smaller spaces and need help customizing their workout routines accordingly. There are 100+ designed workouts for all levels to help your teen live a healthier lifestyle.
Yoga for Beginners will make yoga workouts easy to learn and can track fitness progress. I personally love doing yoga in the morning and I find that these guided videos create a calm atmosphere while also teaching me new things about the art of yoga. If your teen is looking to challenge themselves, then this is not the app for them.
Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer is great for someone that wants a quick workout and to take steps towards better health and increased physical activity. With this app, it is almost as if you have a personal trainer wherever you go. There are 100+ exercises That are great for both men and women.
7-minute Workout Is a great way to get fit and healthy in less than 10 minutes. The app is designed to encourage users to make exercising a daily habit make be short, there is higher intensity. This is great if you’re looking for more of a challenge.
The Best YouTube Channels for Teens To Work Out At Home
Pamela Reif is a popular German fitness model who began her channel to share her workouts and meal plans. She creates home-workout plans for her followers to help them stay on track and keep motivated.
Chloe Ting has provided a multitude of 30-day fitness plans that can be found on both her website and YouTube channel. You can follow the hashtag series #chloetingchallenge, which allows her viewers to share their progress with both her and their peers.
PopSugar Fitness is a bit more unconventional but quite a fun way to stay fit. Their classes include dance, cardio, kickboxing, and yoga to name a few. They find ways to incorporate popular music to bring in a spunky twist to fitness as we know it.
MadFit choreographs workouts to different songs, similar to PopSugar Fitness. Her song workouts are short videos that focus intensely on your target areas.
At the end of the day, you and your teen can choose whichever avenue works best with your schedule and fitness goals. Even if you spend 10 minutes a day going for a walk, this can be a great way to stay active and get some fresh air.
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