Every year around this time, the phrase  “New Year, New You” begin to surface. From Weight Watcher commercials, featuring Mother Oprah, to popular memes across the internet, the new year signals a need for change, a shedding of what wasn’t working for you in the last year, it’s become the opening monologue to the commitment to be better! I believe that to be better, we have to be healthy of body and mind or we will repeat the circle and fail.

To help you along, I’ve gathered my favorite short and effective workouts and meditations to kick off 2017! These go-to workouts have often been my save and grace when I’m feeling less than motivated and need to shake it up! Hope you enjoy them too!

Kali Got Body: In all fairness, I should disclose that this is my cousin. She’s a kick ass trainer and each time I’ve worked out with her I’ve felt awesome. She’s local to NY so if you’re in for a rough but fun workout HIRE HER!

First, Second, Pilate’s:
Pilates is one of my favorite workouts. With movements based in ballet it triggers muscle memories of my days on the stage.  I love it! The at home workout I do is more advanced but when I started at home, this was my go to video.

Yoga, Yoga Y’all:  Strong arms, and the best cool down/ stress away:

Yoga Flava Flow With Robin Downes:  This 3 minute video is not only great for strengthening and toning your arms but also a great way to begin your practice.  Visit Robin’s channel for more videos, including the family focus Yoga videos, which I love.

By Tracye:  My dislike for the holidays stress can be seen in every FB status I post. Friends have taken to calling me a grinch but honestly I’m not, I just hate the anxiety of the holiday season.  Enter Tracye and her 30 minute stress away, and watch me calm all the way down. I often turn to this video during all moments of stress, because the flow helps me refocus my energy.

So there you have it, my favorite at home workouts to get you ready for the New Year, New You! Sound off in the comments about your goals, your wants and your path to wellness. I can’t wait to read them!