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At-Home Workout Extra Credit

Don't forget about post workout nutrition, plus keep it pumping with these local studios.

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| May 7, 2020
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In Part 2 of our Stay at Home Workout Blog, we highlight some of our favorite products as well as some great local studios that can help get you to your fitness goals.

Nutrition and More

Each body has its own different needs, but the basic building blocks are the same for all of us. And as much as we wish we could cook you a full nutritious meal, alas, we cannot. But don’t fret, because while we can’t do that, we do carry a handful of dietary products to complement your workout. This includes protein and collagen powders to maximize healing and muscle health, plus protein bars that help make it easier to fulfill your daily protein requirement. Some brands we love are Zing, Powercrunch, and RX Bars. We also carry loads of vitamins and other supplements.

For healing benefits, we carry an extensive selection of CBD products whose anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe muscle soreness. This includes CBD balm which can be massaged onto sore muscles and, when you really want to relax, CBD bath bombs. A few of the CBD companies we carry are ZoneIn, Veritas Farms, and Charlotte’s Web. To further aid healing and muscle relief, we have foam rollers and tennis balls that can work wonders on knots and sore muscles. These are particularly effective on the neck, shoulders, back, thighs, and feet.

Other Activities to Pair With Your Workouts

Though we love a good circuit of at-home exercises like the ones included in our previous blog post, sometimes it’s handy to have a guide to take you through new workouts and push you harder than you’d otherwise go alone. Luckily, there are a ton of YouTube channels and virtual classes that can help you out, including a bunch of yoga, barre, and other fitness studios based here in the Puget Sound.

Here are some we love: The Grinning Yogi, which typically operates out of their Greenwood and Capitol Hill-based studios (plus a sister studio in Portland), has begun offering live online classes every day from 7 AM to 9 PM. They currently offer three classes-for-$29 for new members or $39 for your first month. What’s more, in case you’re stuck at home with kids who are getting a bit rambunctious, Grinning Yogi has kids’ classes too! Check out their offerings on their site. For other exercise types, Community Fitness — which normally holds classes at their studios on 65th or Roosevelt — has a whole range available. Their class times and types vary depending on the day, but generally the first class starts between 7 and 9:45 and the last classes will end between 5:30 and 8. Here you’ll find classes for dance, barre, interval training, Zumba, yoga, cardio, strength training, and more.

Seattle Yoga Lounge has full online classes for $19.99 a month. One of the great things about their programs is that they offer certain classes that focus on specific parts of the body. So if you want to do workouts that emphasize the core, shoulders, hips, lower body, arms, etc., they’ve got something for you. And if there’s an area you want to focus on that their video classes don’t currently offer, you can hit them up with requests and they’ll figure something out for you. Check it out for yourself!

Another place with a variety of classes is Compfit. Located in Wallingford, Compfit has a wide array of online classes, including lots of dance-inspired varieties, strength training, muscle toning and cardio, along with senior classes. See their schedule to figure out which days offer work for you.

Lastly, Instagram Live is a platform some other fitness instructors are utilizing. For example, one of the founders of the Seattle arm of Barry’s Bootcamp hosts daily workouts at 12:15. You can find him at @evanarbour to see if his workouts work for you. In the same vein, The Six Seattle has live Instagram “classes” for yoga, HIIT, and pushup challenges, which you can find at @thesixstudio.

Whether you create your own workout mix, take online classes, follow Instagram workouts, or something else, it’s important to remember is that there’s no “right” way to get your body moving. If you remember to eat well and move about, that’s the greatest first step you can take toward healthy living.

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