Online workouts for busy nurses




The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five times per week for a healthy heart. But for busy nurses, squeezing those workouts in is a big challenge.

If the gym isn’t for you, your schedule or your budget, online workout memberships might be the way to go.

Barre3

Barre3 is one of my favorites. It offers a fun combination of barre, yoga and pilates workouts. The workouts require very little to no equipment and range in time from 10 to 60 minutes. A lot of attention is given to functional movement, lengthening and alignment, and modifying to your ability level. Barre3 also offers nutritional advice and healthy recipes. Subscription is $15 per month.

Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender is run by a husband and wife personal training and nutrition team. It’s a unique model with high-quality workout videos that are free. Yep. Free. They rely on advertising and donations for revenue, making their fitness and nutrition advice accessible to everyone. You can find a variety of workouts and programs here, including high-intensity interval training (HIIT), yoga and pilates, and strengthening. Definitely one to check out. Subscription is free.

Daily burn

Daily burn offers a wide variety of workouts, from dance aerobics (try their Bollywood dance workout) to high-intensity workouts to yoga. Available online or on your TV through a streaming device. Subscription is $14.95 per month, and they offer a 30-day trial.

Fitness Glo

On Fitness Glo, you can filter workouts by style, teacher, equipment and time. Workouts range from five to 30 minutes. If you’re looking for a little more structure, Fitness Glo offers eight-week workout plans, from beginner to advanced. One of the eight-week plans doesn’t require any equipment at all. Subscription is $12 per month.

Gaiam TV

If yoga is your thing, Gaiam TV offers a wide library of classes for you (along with pilates). Gaiam TV can be streamed on your computer or through a streaming device on your TV. Membership also includes award-winning films and documentaries on inspiration and spiritual growth topics, as well as guided meditations. Subscription is $8 per month.

What are you waiting for?  Give one of these online workout programs a try and get moving!

Your turn

Do you have a favorite online workout? Feel free to share your experience.


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