Your New Favorite Device For At Home Workouts

For years I worked out with the same few DVD’s over, and over again.  They were good workouts, but I got sick of doing the same thing.  It got to the point where I practically had the workouts memorized, and so did my muscles.  I stopped getting sore no matter how hard I tried, and it’s hard to be motivated when you know exactly when you’re going to have to do your next burpee.

I also go walking when the weather is nice out.  It’s pretty easy to put my two children in a double stroller, and go.  It’s nice to have variety in my workouts.  My weekly goal is to workout at least 5 days.

Then I discovered the Roku!  If you haven’t heard of it you hook it directly into your TV, and you need Wi-Fi for it to function.  That is all you need!  I bought mine from Wal-Mart, but I imagine you can get one from Amazon.  We don’t even own a DVD player anymore, and it gives a clean look to our living room.  For the most part we watch Amazon and Netflix, but then I discovered the Fitness Channels!

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All you need to work out is dumb bells, possibly a band (I don’t have one), and maybe a ball (I don’t have one of those either.)

FREE Roku Fitness Channels

 The one dilemma about free channels is that there are commercials, but I learned to work with the commercials.  If I want a break I walk around, and drink water.  If I’m feeling spry I do squats or butt kicks.  If you’re doing a workout that doesn’t involve cardio commercials provide a great way to get some cardio in!

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Net Fit

This is by far my favorite channel!  It has yoga, pilates, circuit training, cardio, and even structured plans.  I LOVE their first Pilates workout.  It makes you feel the burn.  When I’m done I feel AMAZING!  In most workouts the instructor is Carl, who gives a lot of good tips along the way.  I thought it was hilarious when he said, “driving around the parking lot to find a close spot is called soon to be handicapped.”  I like that you can actually tell that the exercisers are feeling the burn.  A lot of workouts make it look like the fitness experts don’t even have to try.

Yoga by fawesome.tv

They have a large collection of multiple types of yoga such as: beginning, power, stretch, hatha, ashtanga, and bed yoga just to name a few.  I especially love their guided mediation!  There are full length workouts, and demonstrations on how to do certain exercises.  My favorite video is “Stretch Yoga Beginners Class with PJ Wells” it leaves me feeling relaxed, and ready for my day.  My toddler loves this station because she loves to do yoga with me!

Xhit

If you’re looking for quick workouts look no further than Xhit!  They have many workouts in a variety of areas that are just 10 minutes.  They also include longer workouts, but I usually use this station when I want something quick.

These are my favorites from the stations that I’ve tried, but there are many stations I haven’t even explored yet.  When I’m done working out its easy to push a couple of buttons on the remote to get Netflix running that way my toddler has something to do while I shower.  (Hey I’m a stay-at-home-mom, no judgment please.  A shower is the only break I get!  Did I mention the stations are easy to pause in case you have an “emergency?”)

Another great station to download on your Roku is Plex.  You go to Plex.com on your computer to open an account, and install.  Then you can go to YouTube, Plex any video you want, and workout!

This is a great way to get zumba, or Keaira Lashae’s workouts.  She is also a singer, and her workouts are amazing!  They usually include dancing, and they don’t even feel like working out.  If you want to learn new dancing moves she also has how to videos on YouTube.

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An issue I’ve found with Plex is that sometimes I will Plex a workout that plays on my computer, and then it won’t work on the TV.  The Roku has malfunctioned a couple of times, but I’ve had it 1 ½ years and it’s still up and   running!  I also purchased the cheapest option.  It’s the one that looks like a flash drive.

I hope you have found this article helpful!  Comment below, and let me know what you think of Roku workouts!

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7 Comments

  • purpleslobinrecovery August 31, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Getting up from my chair, and getting water IS my workout! (When I have my 20 lb grand baby in my arms!!)
    I have a ROku, never used it. Which is a waste, I see now!

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    • Katie August 31, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      LOL! My 8 month old is 21 pounds. How old is your grand baby?

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  • purpleslobinrecovery August 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, I forgot to say how cute is that house, and frog!!
    What is a burpee?? I keep hearing it, but don’t know what it is!

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    • Katie August 31, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you! You go into squat position. Place your hands on the floor. Jump both your feet out into plank position. At this point you can chose to do a push-up or not. Jump both your feet back up to your hands. Stand up, and jump all at once 🙂 Pictures will give you a better idea! I bet you could google it 🙂 Whats your email?

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  • areadingcat May 4, 2017 at 9:51 am

    this is actually great! I have to try it! was thinking about buying a few games for the xbox but they are crazy expensive! thanks! xx

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