The world of online workouts can be a strange place—some YouTube accounts inexplicably become virtual diaries for trainers (“Surprise Proposal!”) or can feel more harmful than helpful (think: jumping into a heavy weight training video without any instruction).
But there’s a simple reason many channels and influencers have follower counts in the millions: it’s a lot easier to work out when you don’t have to come up with the moves and routine yourself. And in the midst of a pandemic that has nearly the entire country on lockdown, working out with the help of a digital trainer is the closest most of us can get to our regular fitness routines.
There is a seemingly endless array of free online videos and apps promising to get you in the best possible shape, and it can be tricky to determine which ones are worth your time. So, over the course of seven