The world is shut down and we’re all stuck at home, staring at our computers or watching copious amounts of Netflix. If you find yourself stiff from sitting in the same position (and even if you don’t), then you’ll want to turn your attention to these great 8 plus size workout videos you can do right in your living room.
Being stuck at home doesn’t mean that we have to sit there and do nothing. We SHOULD be getting 30 minutes a day in exercise. So, if you’re lacking it, here are some plus size fitness videos to get it done:
Plus Size Yoga
If you’re looking for something easy and relaxing to do while you’re stuck at home, then look no further than yoga for plus size women. There are SO MANY great yoga videos out there that have routines built and demonstrated by plus size women that whatever you’re looking for will surely be there. But these are my favourites:
Plus Size Yoga by IndyGirlWorld
If you are a BEGINNER beginner then this is the perfect course for you. I really love the fact that Jessamyn Staneley, the instructor in this video, does a pre-yoga talk about the fact that plus size women can do yoga and feel comfortable in their own body.
This is a 19-minute video of easy-to-do beginner yoga that walks you through everything that you need to know. Even though you technically need yoga props (see below), Jessamyn gives you some ideas for alternative things you might already have at home that you can use.
What you need for this workout: Yoga blocks, Yoga Strap, Yoga Mat
Gentle Yoga for Bigger Bodies by The Yoga Room
This plus size yoga YouTube video is 25-minutes of basic moves that are directed with bigger bodies in mind. It’s run by Zelinda Yañez founder of The Yoga Room, a studio in Round Rock, Texas.
If you need something easy to do and you don’t want to do a full 45-minutes (see the next video), then this could be a great choice for you. The poses are basic, easy to do, and if you aren’t comfortable with one, just skip it!
What you need for this workout: Yoga Mat
Curvy Yoga – Beginners Yoga by CurveSome Yoga
If you want a FULL yoga class for your plus size workout, then the Beginner’s Curve Yoga by CurveSome Yoga—yoga for every size! No plus size gym pass needed!
Again this video is for beginners, so there isn’t anything too complex to work on (and you can skip what you’d like). And all of these yoga poses can be done in a small space, so even if you only have the few feel in your bedroom to work with, you should be good.
What you need for this workout: Yoga Mat, Yoga Blocks, Towel (or Yoga Strap)
No Equipment Plus Size Work Out
Plus Size Workout Video | Cardio, Strength + Hello Kitty by CeCe Olisa
I really like CeCe Olisa, she has such a great energy and personality—her stuff is so entertaining. And this plus size workout video is no exception, not to mention it’s great because you don’t need any props to make it happen.
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more than yoga, but you don’t have any equipment to assist you on hand, then this is the workout video for you!
What you need for this workout: Yoga Mat, Chair
Plus Size Abs Workout With Ioana Chira
Are your abs something you want to focus on? If that’s the case, Ioana Chira tells you to forget about your fat rolls and have a ton of fun with her ab exercise, and realistically it’s a blast! It’s a great plus size exercise choice.
This video is 14-minutes long and you’ll probably want a yoga mat so you aren’t lying directly on the ground, but the moves are easy enough that most of us will be able to pull it off.
What you need for this workout: Yoga Mat
Hip-Hop Dance Level 1 with Jessie Diaz | LIVI Moves
Are you looking for a workout plus size women can do but that’s a little different for your daily workout? If you’re like me and the traditional “workout” bores you, then you might want to give dance workouts a try. They provide you a good solid workout by moving your body, but they’re high energy, fun and quick, so you’ll be done before you know it.
This one with Jessie Diaz is a simple hip hop routine. The video itself is 17-minutes long and the moves are easy enough that most of us will be able to tackle them. If you want to move your body (you should) but would rather do it to some fun music, then this is for you!
Plus Size Workout Video: Low Impact Dance #PSPfit #LiviLife
Would you rather do your exercise by getting your dance on? Then look no further than CeCe Olisa super quick low impact dance video. It’s a mere 3 minutes long, but you can practice it multiple times.
You DO NOT need a lot of space to do this dance, so being in a small space is no excuse. It gets you to move your entire body, but it’s low impact so you don’t need to overexert yourself—just do what you can!
Technically you could just do yoga right on the floor, but why would you want to do that? Especially if you live in an apartment like mine with concrete floors hidden under thin laminate. A nice thick mat like the Gaiam Essentials will make yoga way better!
Yoga Blocks can help provide you stability and balance for your plus size workout. These ones are lightweight and supportive, plus they help extend and deepen your ability to do certain stretches. You do not need to have these blocks, but they are used in select videos above. If you don’t have any, check out the IndyGirlWorld for ideas on what else you can use.
Yoga straps or stretch bands provide a tad bit of stability when it comes to tackling some of the more complex poses. You do not need this for every yoga session that you’re going to do, but there are a few above that include it.
Lifting weights doesn’t mean you have to sit down at the benchpress and try to lift 50 lbs—seriously don’t, that’s super dangerous. There are plenty of things that you can do at home with some lighter 1 to 5 lbs ones.
When it comes to doing your at-home workout, a little weight goes a long way so don’t go crazy. If you’ve never used weights before, literally go for the lightest ones. Start there and grow!
How often should I workout at home?
Girl, your workout schedule is your own business. But if you’re seriously asking, you should be active for 30 minutes per day minimum. Does that mean you need to spend those 30 minutes lifting weights? Hell, nah.
If you are able to go out for a short walk with the dog right now (if and ONLY if it is safe where you are) you can mix it up by throwing in a 45-minute walk in place of a 30-minute workout every day. Or switch between yoga and other activities.
Do whatever works for you, but make a point of getting up and active, no matter what that means for you. And don’t overdo it. Seriously, if this is your FIRST EVER time getting active, then 15 minutes’ll get you there… work up to that 30 per day!
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