by Chelsea Chew

The 4 Best Workout Programs For You To Work Up A Sweat At Home

Fresh workout plans to add to your lineup—get ready to tone up at home.

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With gyms remaining closed, at-home workouts are pretty much the way of life now. Many of us would have improvised and transformed balconies or offices into fitness corners. If you’re used to taking boxing classes or spinning in a studio, however, it might take a bit of an adjustment. When you’re working out at home, you’re responsible for the whole line-up: What should you focus on today? What exercises should you do? How many reps of each? How often should you rest?

Plus, if you’ve gotten bored of following Chloe Ting’s moves on your screen, this might just be the time to try out a workout plan. Here are some of our favourite at-home workout programs that take the guesswork out for you. All you have to do is show up in your fitness gear and get ready to sweat.

Les Mills

If you love working out together with a buddy, try Les Mills. It’s the perfect workout routine for people who want to burn calories in an upbeat and fun group setting. Not only do they have great choreography and music, but we also love their diverse variety of workouts, which can be modified for any fitness level.

Their own on-demand service, LES MILLS On Demand has more than a thousand workout classes, ranging from 15 to 55 minutes. One thing is for sure, you won’t get bored of your moves. If you’re new to the service, you get a 14-day free trial and then pay SGD25 per month thereafter.

Alo Moves

If you miss doing yoga in a studio, relive the studio experience from your home with Alo Moves. Founded in LA in 2007, Alo Moves was launched as an extension of Alo Yoga, the athleisure brand that counts everyone from Gigi Hadid to Taylor Swift as fans.

Every week Alo drops new courses: Some videos target specific concerns like tight shoulders, hips or hamstrings, while others focus on strengthening individual muscle groups like your arms, legs, and core. And if yoga isn’t your thing, other options like barre, HIIT, meditation, and prenatal stretching are also available. There is a 14-day free trial and after that, it’s USD20 for a monthly subscription.


Blogilates founder Cassey Ho is the brains behind this mish-mash of pilates and HIIT. It’s 28 for the minutes of workout, and the number of days you’ll be doing it for.

Each workout video gets you moving to 7 exercises that feature jumping and core exercises to make your workouts as efficient and as effective as possible. It even comes with an eBook with diagrams of the exercises. The basic program is USD39 but it’s USD99 if you opt for the recipe and advanced program.


Created by Chalene Johnson, what sets PiYo apart from other workout programs is that it’s low-impact, so it’s a good choice for those with joint issues. Plus, there’s no equipment required and the no-jumping thing is great if you have neighbours.

The workouts combine the strengthening elements of Pilates with the benefits of yoga, and the moves are done at a nonstop, fluid pace to get your heart rate up (so no holding yoga poses for long periods of time). You can give it a shot at Beachbody On Demand at USD39 for three months, USD59 for six months or USD99 for a year.

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