Anyone who says getting to the gym is half the battle probably hasn’t tried working out on their own (all hail ClassPass). Pushing yourself to the point where you’re actually progressing toward some kind of strength-building, fat-busting goal is incredibly challenging; it also comes with a sense of accomplishment that can’t be matched by the luxury of having a personal trainer or group fitness instructor telling you exactly what to do. It has been well established that steady pace cardio isn’t an effective way to work out, so ditch the monotonous treadmill runs and opt instead for dynamic circuits inspired by some seriously awesome but doable (sorry Mike Aidala and company) Instagram account workout videos. To get things in motion, we’ve rounded up 11 of our favorites.
TheFashionSpot's Lifestyle Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.