Fitness + Music Picks To Help You Stay Sane This Quarantine Season

Break a sweat

All the gyms are closed and running outside may not be your thing. Not having my regular gym environment and equipment has definitely been something new to adjust to. But thanks to Instagram and YouTube, there are a plethora of at home workouts you can do in the comfort of your living room or bedroom.

In these quaran-times, we’re being mentally challenged more than ever. From the around-the-clock coronavirus news reports to the mental drain on losing jobs, losing loved ones or being over-worked from the strains of being a keyworker during this time. Many people across the globe are feeling

Francia Rasia’s Yoga Sculpt Classes

Grown-ish actress Francia Rasia is also a qualified yoga instructor and takes you through a 45 minute yoga sculpt workout. Each classes with setting an intention and an inspirational speech to help guide you through this difficult time. There is a weight circuit during the workout but you can do it with a can of baked bins or without!

Rowen Aida’s HIIT Circuit Workouts

SoulCycle instructor and Nike Training Instructor Rowen takes you through a motivational a 30 minute and 45 minute workout series with a full body, upper body, core and glutes workouts. On Thursdays, she hosts Techno Thursday which is a 45 minute full body HIIT to her favourite techno tracks giving you that ‘let’s get the party started this weekend!’ feeling.

Getting to work alongside Rowen at SoulCycle, her infectious energy and love for life has you feeling lifted and energised and like you’re in the studio with her. She also shares inspiring messages on her Instagram to help keep you grounded during this period.

You can tune in to her live class on Instagram or on her Youtube Channel where they’re saved for future reference.


Have a short attention span? No worries as there are plenty of workouts available on POPSUGAR Fitness’ Youtube channel with celebrity trainers such as Jeanette Jenkins and Simone De La Rue from Body by Simone. Modifications are included in every video so if you’re a newbie you can ease your way into it. With a wide collection of workouts from kickboxing to latin dance inspired to hip-hop tabata, you will surely keep yourself entertained trying out a workout class you haven’t done before.

Turn it up

QuarenTEA with Tori Kelly

The Grammy acclaimed singer-songwriter Tori Kelly is hosting live acoustic sessions from her home via Instagram Live. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 she isn’t able to hit the road on tour so she’s giving us a concert live streamed from her home. Her QuaranTEA with Tori sessions have her belting out her hit singles and fans’ song requests, it also features special musical guests such as JoJo, Alessia Cara, Jordin Sparks and Jessie J.

My personal favourite way to listen to her live stream is with a cup of green tea sitting by the window journalling to momentarily escape from the pandemic madness. Highly recommend!

Tune in live Sunday to Friday on Tori’s Instagram here

JoJo’s Live Stream Sessions

In the lead up to the songstress’ new studio album Good To Know (coming out on May 1st), JoJo has been serenading us all with her sweet vocals from her home taking song requests, having surprise fans join in and performing throwback tracks from her old mixtapes and albums.

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