• Jackie Brubaker

Reluctant Housewife: How to Keep from Gaining the Quarantine 15

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Okay, we're all stress eating and sitting on couch island for the majority of the day which sucks. In a lot of ways it's been amazing to feel no guilt binging out favorite shows, taking endless naps that glide into each other, eating whatever and whenever not feeling the guilt of your co-workers wondering how you actually finished a whole box of crackers in a two day period. Yup. Some of it's been pretty blissful.

But, it's time to get our act in order.

I don't know about you but my body physically hurts when I don't work out. It's this really crappy catch-22 I have that makes it impossible to not work out. Well, unless I want all of my joints to hurt. But, even when I don't get the chance to work out a few times a week I can rely on walking normally in my daily life and that helps. Well, no more for us! The most walking I'm doing now is around my house. I truly understand what my cats feel like now and it sucks.

Because we're urged to stay at home now runs, walks and hikes are really out of the question. But, I've found some awesome resources to get a real work out at home that'll make you feel not as bad eating the cinnamon rolls you just made on a Zoom party with your friends.

There are some amazing free work out programs and apps that offer everything from HIIT to yoga from the comfort of your own home! Scroll down to see how you can use them!


Even if you don't have the Peleton bike you can still get a free trial with them! I've been using this and I love that it has an instructor that actually teaches a real class and calls you out on your progress! The Peloton Digital Membership gives you access to thousands of live and on-demand classes anywhere, anytime, with or without equipment. It includes a diverse selection of indoor cycling, running, walking, bootcamp, strength and outdoor (audio-only) classes. You can download the Peloton App on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, Fire TV, or access it on the web. https://www.onepeloton.com/app

Tone It Up

I've been a member of Tone It Up for four years now and I absolutely love it! They're doing a 30-day free trial of their mobile app! Stay strong, healthy, and fit with unlimited access to hundreds of video-guided workouts. All your faves are here: Yoga, weight training, HIIT, cardio, barre, boxing, kettlebell, strength, and so much more! Look for it in your app store under Tone It Up. www.toneitup.com

Jackie Ryback

Lifelong friend and willingly adopted sister Jackie Ryback is a L.A. based personal trainer and fitness instructor. If you're looking for someone to kick your butt in quarantine this girl can do it! During quarantine she's been upping her video posts with HIIT workouts, strength training, cardio and yoga. Her fun and motivational spirit will keep you going til the end of your work out and keep you coming back for more. You ready to work? Find her on her instagram @super_girl_jax

Yoga Vibe

Yoga Vibe is located in West Hollywood and Los Feliz and while I've been going to this studio for years I've been attending at least three times a week for the last year. After quarantine hit they quickly adapted and starting Zoom classes with a $5 drop in fee! $5 you guys! The instructors are legit, you'll get your sweat on and feel like you're in a yoga studio that seriously cares about your body and your mind. You can sign up for classes on the Mind Body app located in your app store. www.yogavibela.com

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness, the notably affordable gym is streaming free fitness classes on their facebook page! Tune into Planet Fitness Facebook Live for FREE at home workouts for anyone and everyone. Get moving with their trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests for a 20 minute or less workout to relieve stress and stay active. www.facebook.com/planetfitness/

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