Let’s Get Physical: Everything You Need For The Best At Home Workouts

I’m normally not big on at home workouts but desperate times call for desperate measures, am I right? I could sit here and state the obvious, that these workouts are good for your health, but honestly the main reason I’ve been getting my heart rate up is to 1) avoid going crazy and 2) prevent butt sores from sitting all dang day. Sound all too familiar?

If you want to hop on the active bandwagon, the good thing is that you need little to no equipment for a lot of these at home workouts. While you can certainly use your own bodyweight, I personally ordered a set of 5 pound weights, a yoga mat, and sliders to make the workouts a little more intense. If you want to shop more at home workout gear, see below and then checkout the most highly recommended at home workout sources by all of you!


HIP Fitness – I might be bias but y’all know that I’ve fallen with pilates over the past year (specifically high intensity pilates). They are offering new, free daily workouts on their Instagram live/stories.

Megan Roup– Have you seen all of those fun dance cardio videos all over celebrities’ Instagram accounts? Keyword fun. I’ve done my fair share of these and it’s quickly become my favorite source of cardio and that’s coming from a girl that hates cardio! Find all of Megan’s dance, sculpt and strength training on her Sculpt Society app.

Orange Theory Fitness– They are uploading free, daily workouts that you can do from home!

LuluLemon– Their Youtube channel has hundred’s of free workouts.

CorePower Yoga– The most recommended yoga suggestion from you all that provides free, on demand classes.

Beach Body– One of the highest recommended workout sources from all of you. You get the first two weeks free!

FitOn– This was another very popular response! It is a free app with workout videos ranging in intensity, time and focus areas.

Fitness Blender– Free on Youtube.

Blogilates– Free on Youtube.

One Peloton– Free 90 day trial. Get what you need to meet your goals, with a mix of running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and outdoor workouts that only require your body weight.

Down Dog App – Yoga app that is free until July 1st for teachers, students, and healthcare workers and May 1st for everyone else. It is completely customizable for your skill and intensity level.


..or while not doing it! Here are some of my recent active wear finds while quarantined. Funny enough even when I’m not working out, lately I seem to be wearing active or loungewear clothes 24/7. So whether you just want some comfies for the couch or new workout clothes to inspire you to actually work out, I’ve rounded up a bunch of items that are currently on sale.

And if you are looking for some more workout outfit inspiration, here are a few of my recent activewear outfits that I’m still loving!

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Best Places To Shop For Affordable Active Wear

Active Wear Under $50



My favorite leggings from Aerie are the 7/8 leggings (pictured above). I love them more than 99% of the leggings in my closet and find them comparable to ALO leggings. I will go so far to say that I like them better than Zella leggings. The fit and quality is just THAT good. They run true to size. Here is the original and here is a bigger selection with more colors and patterns. Not active wear related but their swimsuit section this year is my favorite and is 50% off right now.



Forever 21 surprisingly has a great active wear selection. While I will say a lot of their selection is more about the cuteness factor than functionality, I love that they have implemented different categories such as high, medium and low impact wear depending on how intense your work outs are.



While I have never personally tried out Gap’s active wear, it comes highly recommended by all of you! The prices below do not reflect the 40% off discount. Discount is applied after the code is used in cart. One of the features I like about the GAP activewear selection is that you can shop by intensity level.


Nordstrom Rack is hands down the best place to get name brands that you love for less. Think brands that Nordstrom carries at a fraction of the cost. Some of my favorite brands to shop at the Rack are Zella, Nike, Outdoor Voices, North Face and Electric Yoga. These Zella leggings were one of the top sellers in 2018 and a great leggings if you are in search of a basic, everyday legging! Check out the reviews!

Active Wear Under $50



Old Navy has been and always will be one of my favorite affordable clothing options! Their active wear selection has come a long way and offers trendy options that are almost always on sale. I particularly love their graphic tanks and mesh leggings!


Outdoor Voices is a newer athletic brand to me which I solely found through Instagram. I know a million and one bloggers that swear by this brand! While I have heard great things about the quality and support, I love the color blocking patterns that this brand offers plus who doesn’t love a good matching set?! I suggest filtering by the lowest price or checking out their sale section. Retailers like Nordstrom Rack and Hautelook also carry Outdoor Voices from time to time at a major discount.


I’ve accumulated so many active wear pieces (well clothing in general) over the years from Target because let’s be honest you can’t go in without buying something! After trying out several of their different brands, my favorite is JoyLab



You can always bank on Victoria’s Secret to have sexy active wear.. is that a thing?! Right now they are running a special where you can get an entire outfit (sports bra + leggings) for just $55. That’s a great deal considering most of the sports bras are $40-$50 and the leggings are usually upwards of $70! Also since it’s currently the semi annual sale, you can score pieces as low as $9.99!

Other notable mentions are Nordstrom, Revolve and Shopbop. While these retailers are usually on the higher end, they do have sales from time to time that are worth checking out! Also, with any retailer that offers a range of different brands and price points, I almost always start off my search by filtering the price points from lowest to highest. See more of my new arrival picks below!

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Tuesday Trend: Athleisure


Whether you are making a point to hit the gym hard in 2018 or just want to up your comfy/stretchy clothes (no judgement here), athleisure is everywhere these days. Can I just say thank goodness it’s becoming more and more socially acceptable to wear leggings other places than the gym? Now people have no idea if you just had a 2 hour workout, are headed to a cycle glass, or rolled out of bed and pulled on yesterday’s leggings and that’s a beautiful thing 😉 If you aren’t ready to drop a pretty penny on this new trend, some of my favorite places to score affordable athletic wear are TJ Maxx, Target, OId Navy and Nordstrom Rack. See the rest of my picks below.

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