It’s January again which means it’s time to re-evaluate our plans and goals for the upcoming year. For many people, that involves a New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds, improve our cardiovascular health, and our overall well-being in general. When you live at our apartments in West Chester, you have access to a newly-upgraded fitness studio onsite. But if you’re looking for a little more guidance or coaching, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and healthy while living at McCauly Crossing—here are a few ideas to get you going either at a gym, studio, or from the comfort of your home.
Gyms Near McCauly Crossing
Located less than a ten-minute drive from our West Chester apartments is the popular Orangetheory Fitness. Coaches will guide and push you through 5 heart rate zones in a workout that consists of rowing, cardio, and strength training. Optimally, you’ll spend at least 12 minutes in the “orange zone” to boost metabolism, burn calories, and burn fat. Try a free class and learn more about their process on the Orangetheory Fitness website.
CrossFit Blue Ash
CrossFit may seem super intimidating to some, but at CrossFit Blue Ash, all classes can be modified to meet you wherever you are on your health and fitness journey. Incorporating a form of interval training, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning workout made up of constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity. At this motivating studio, you can take virtual classes, team up with a personal coach, or jump right in with group classes. Learn more on the CrossFit Blue Ash website.
Just over 7 miles from our apartments in West Chester is the popular national chain Planet Fitness. Guests can expect high-quality fitness at a hard-to-believe affordable price—around $10 a month. The spacious facility has state-of-the-art cardio equipment, weights, personal training, fun classes, and more. As always, Planet Fitness is a “Judgment Free Zone.” Learn more, check the “crowd meter,” and buy a membership on the website.
Free Online At-Home Workouts
Not up for going to the gym? We totally get it! Thankfully, Sydney Cummings on YouTube is here to help. A NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Sydney Cummings has hundreds of workout videos to help you get in the best shape of your life…right from your living room. Her playlists can be sorted by type or by length, so you can choose a 10-minute workout to a 60-minute workout that gets your heart rate up and those muscles working. You can even choose videos sorted by body type if you’re looking to focus on certain muscle groups. Check out all of the videos she has to offer on her YouTube channel.
Another popular YouTube channel to help you shed pounds and burn calories in a fun way is POPSUGAR Fitness. With over 5.88 million subscribers, their videos range in every possible way imaginable. Choose from different instructors, different lengths of time, and different types of workouts—like dance, weights, no-equipment, and more. You can also count on this popular YouTube channel to have all the trending workouts like the Victoria’s Secret workout, Tabata, P90X, Bar Method, and more. Head over to their YouTube channel to subscribe.
SELF has been a well-known healthy-living and fitness magazine for decades—and in 2022, of course, you can expect them to have a YouTube channel as well. According to their channel, “We help people feel better. Here at SELF, we’re all about healthy eating tips, nutritious recipes, fitness advice, workouts, beauty how-tos, celebrity cameos, and more fun and useful videos to help you feel your absolute best.” You’ll find yoga, pilates, HIIT, low-impact, and tons more. Check out their YouTube channel to scroll through all the videos they’ve posted.
One of the world’s largest and most popular fitness app is SWEAT, but they also offer a YouTube channel for you to workout at home without downloading the app. Featuring some of the world’s best female fitness trainers—Kayla Itsines, Sjana Elise, Kelsey Wells, Stephanie Sanzo, and Chontel Duncan—they want to guide and mentor you into the best shape of your life. They have high-intensity, weights, powerlifting, yoga, and post-pregnancy programs available to suit each woman’s needs. Learn more on the SWEAT YouTube channel.
If getting in better shape is one of your New Year’s resolutions, these gyms, studios, and at-home workouts are perfect for helping you get there. Be sure to check out the fitness studio at McCauly Crossing by taking a tour today.