best at home workouts

I’ve shared some of my fitness favorites before in this post and this post as well as in the FAQ page of my site.  Over the years I’ve tried spin, kickboxing, TRX, yoga, zumba, boot camps, mat pilates, reformer pilates, reformer pilates plus, pure barre… I’m always open to trying new things! I’m actually trying Orange Theory Fitness for the first time next week, wish me luck.

When I first tried reformer pilates, I knew I’d found my sweet spot. I felt amazing and I could see my muscles toning and lengthening.  It was pricey, but it was the exercise class that I genuinely looked forward to. SO, for those of you who have been wanting to know what exactly I do – I’m going to give you the full scoop!

I typically try to go to pilates plus class (example class here) twice a week, and on other days that I want to squeeze in a quick workout.  I’ll pop in one of my favorite dvd’s or hit up some YouTube workouts, often I’ll mute the videos and exercise while I’m watching a Real Housewives episode.  Even if it’s just a 10-minute arm workout, it’s something!

My favorite dvd’s are:

10 Minute Pilates | Quick Sculpt

10 Minute Pilates | Rapid Results – this is the DVD I reach for the most! I’ve called Laura my personal trainer. Ha!

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred 

Power Yoga

Some of my favorite YouTube fitness guru’s are:

PopSugar Fitness – there are a TON of quick workouts here. Often I’ll combine two 10-minute workouts (like arms and thighs) before hopping in the shower.

Love Sweat Fitness – Katie in an OC girl and has so many awesome workouts! She has an incredible fitness story of her own and is really relatable.

And because there are so many adorbs fitness pieces marked down right now in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I wanted to share some of my favorite exercise gear!

yoga on the beach yoga on the beach

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natural beaded row hair extensions high waisted workout leggings

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best at home workout dvds

I hope this is helpful for those of  you interested in my fitness regimen or looking to add some at-home workouts to your routine. My biggest advice would be to not be so hard on yourself. Even if it’s just 10 minutes here or 200 crunches while listening to a podcast – any bit you can squeeze in really helps.

Thanks so much for reading – and if you have any at-home workouts you love, I’d love to hear your recs! XO –

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    1. That’s good to hear – I know it’s pretty intense so I’m nervous but I’ve heard such great things!

  1. This post is so good! My workout routine is very very similar to yours. I’ve been a reformer pilates girl and yoga girl for years and alternate classes during the week usually one or tow classes a week. Then four days a week I do an at home workout, Ive put together myself, no videos. The moves I do are based on strength training, I plan to post the workout on my blog soon. If I don’t have a lot of time my workout can be done in fifteen to thirty minutes depending how many reps I do. Thanks for sharing your workout routine, it’s always interesting how other people tackle fitness.

    1. Oh wow I can’t wait to check that out once you post it. How awesome that you’ve put it together yourself!

  2. I love the 30 day shred! I did that for my wedding and saw great results! I love that they were short workouts and easy to fit in every day. Good luck at Orange Theory – I was on a kick with it this time last year. I liked it – just wasn’t consistent in going! It’s tough, but you’ll totally rock it! XO-

    Anna |

    1. No way! That is awesome. I totally agree – a short workout is key to actually being motivated to do it. I am so nervous about my butt being kicked at Orange Theory!

  3. How awesome your workouts are! I’m more a high intense zumba type of gal. I go twice a week to zumba. If I would suggest, try a ballet class. After nearly 20 years of ballet, you would be amazed at how it affects your body. It’s great for posture, balance, and lean muscle.


    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I tried pure barre and it wasn’t for me but I’ve done Tracey Anderson and ballet stuff is HARD!

  4. I’ve only heard good things about Orange Theory! I’ve been on a battle ropes kick since they are HIIT. You can do squats while doing it so you get a nice thigh, butt, arm and abs workout + cardio. I also put the housewives on when I do this hahaha! Last night I cracked up watching drunk Luann stumble into bushes and such.
    Keri Elaine

    1. I had no idea you could do the battle ropes in your own house! I wish we could exercise and watch Real Housewives together – you sound like my kind of girl!

  5. I absolutely love Orange Theory! It’s the only workout I’ve ever been able to stick to! But I will say that a good OTF coach is key, so if you don’t love your first class I’d recommend trying another with a different coach. You’ll do great, report back on how you like it!

  6. My workout routine is very very similar to yours. I’ve been a reformer pilates girl and yoga girl for years and alternate classes during the week usually one or tow classes a week.

  7. Orange theory is the only thing that makes working out fun!! I get so bored with workout routines and the best part is that every day is different. You’ll love it!

  8. I’ve been using Fitness Blender for two years now. You can pick the style and intensity of workout you want and the length that works for you that day. Everything can be done with no or minimal equipment. I just use dumbbells and a mat. They are on Youtube and completely free. You can purchase programs from them (very inexpensive) where they take workouts and put them into a 4 or 8 week program. You can also set up your own program by adding workouts to the calendar option on their website.

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