There’s no need to wax poetic about how 2020 was . . . challenging, to say the least. As our worlds were turned upside down, and gyms and boutique fitness classes closed their doors, we had to pivot and become innovative with how we wanted to move our bodies and break a sweat.
As a fitness editor, I desperately miss the boutique classes I used to frequent. I loved trying different workouts and training styles, getting motivated in a room full of other sweaty people, and leaving my house to go exercise in a bigger, nicer facility with more equipment. Alas, as I way overpaid for a set of 12-pound dumbbells and turned my 400 square-foot apartment into a de facto gym, other POPSUGAR editors were finding ways to do at-home workouts they actually enjoyed.
I asked POPSUGAR editors across the board which online fitness apps and platforms they relied on this year to get their sweat on, and their answers surprised me. Sure, plenty of people signed up for Peloton or relied on YouTube (enter shameless plug for Class FitSugar here), but there are so many excellent workout apps to fit any type of training style or modality you are into. The best part? All of these can be done in the comfort of your own home while taking up little space, and many require minimal equipment. Scroll through and get inspired to add some of these workout platforms to your 2021 training plan!