We’re all searching for ways to build new, healthy routines that nurture our bodies and minds. If you’re longing for the gym, you might be pleased to learn about the fitness videos streaming on Hoopla and Kanopy.
Hoopla has included many fitness videos in its Bonus Borrows series. That means you can borrow them without using up any of your monthly credits. Look for an asterisk (*) to find Bonus Borrows on this list.
You don’t need fitness expertise or an elaborate home gym to explore these guided exercises. But while we’ve compiled a list of programs suitable for various skill levels, be sure to consult with your doctor to make sure a new fitness regimen is right for you.
Then, simply grab your San Mateo County Libraries card and get ready to move!
Flow Through the Right Yoga Practice
Yoga can help you connect with your body and calm your mind. Whether you’ve never tried yoga before or you're starting to miss fighting for mat space in your favorite class, we hope you discover a practice that’s right for you.
If you don’t have a yoga mat at home, never fear! You can move through these poses on a towel, woven blanket, carpet, or hardwood floor. You can also fold an extra blanket or towel to help cushion sensitive knees.
Ready to stretch and strengthen those stiff muscles? Here are just a few of the yoga series Hoopla and Kanopy have to offer:
Find Cardio That Fits Your Living Room
From high-energy dance routines to low-impact cardio blasts, these videos will have you working up a sweat. And if you're working remotely, this selection of 10-, 20-, and 30-minute exercises might just offer the perfect midday boost.
Some of these workouts may require or suggest equipment, such as hand weights. Be sure to read each description before you begin.
Build Strength With a Buddy
Why not invite your roommate, spouse, or partner to join in on the home fitness fun? Below, you’ll find streaming videos that invite you to get active in pairs.
Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body (Note: This course includes lessons for both individuals and pairs.)
There are many more great workouts waiting on Hoopla and Kanopy. Give some a try and let us know your favorites!