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I Finally Found An At-Home Workout Routine That Doesn't Feel Like A Chore (And I'd Recommend It To Anyone)

I Finally Found An At-Home Workout Routine That Doesn’t Feel Like A Chore (And I’d Recommend It To Anyone)

My workout needed this revamp.

Hey, hey! My name is Jasmine and I like a good workout, but the gym hasn’t been the ideal place for me to visit lately.


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Even in non-pandemic times, I hate the anxiety of wondering if someone is going to interrupt my workout at the gym to use the equipment I JUST started using. Still, I know that the way my taco intake is set up — I should probably stay active. 😂

Recently, one of my best friends recommended that I try a virtual trap Zumba class.

But let me back up. You might be thinking, Wait, what IS trap Zumba?? I’d describe it as a dance fitness class built around songs you’d shake some ass to when you’re out with your friends.

Women dance together in a living room during a ladies night


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(Yeesh, when can we even do that again?)

I decided to give it a try, and I set up a makeshift workout station at home — making sure I gave myself enough room to move around.

A laptop sits on top of a printer, which is placed on a TV tray.

A laptop sits on top of a printer, which is placed on a TV tray.


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And you know what? I ended up LOVING it. I loved the music and the movements that varied in pace. I hadn’t done a dance workout in awhile, but the instructor’s vibe was very comforting and encouraging. I also felt super confident with my body’s movements and no pressure to keep up with anyone, since it was virtual.

Let me tell ya — there were parts of the routine where I got so low to the ground that my corgi was pretty concerned. 👀

A corgi with big ears looks up at her owner confused

A corgi with big ears looks up at her owner confused


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As for Nicole’s classes, you can find her on Twitch on Thursdays at 8 p.m. PT, and once a month on Saturdays.

My biggest tip if you try trap Zumba? Make sure you have water nearby and prepare for a full body workout.

A woman in workout attire looks tired as she sits on the floor

A woman in workout attire looks tired as she sits on the floor


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One minute we’d be squatting to Tyga and then shaking some booty to Drake. Either way, I felt like I was really working out so many muscles but truly having fun while doing it.

PS: Nicole also incorporates a sexy song throughout the session, so I was definitely feelin’ myself.

Going forward, I’m going to try to get in a class at least once a week. It’s a good stress reliever and a neat way to stay active.

A woman with a shaved head dances with emphasis in her shoulders


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Whether it’s for 30 minutes or an hour, I truly benefit from reserving parts of my day for unplugging and moving around.

Have you discovered any creative ways to work out in these times? Tell me in the comments!

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