January 17, 2019 at 10:29AM by CWC
If you ever feel a tad overwhelmed by sheer number of Instagram fitness accounts, let us help you out. We’ve found the most uniquely curated corner of the workout universe—where fitspo meets fun. Charlee Atkins, New York City-based founder of Le Sweat, consistently produces exercise videos with captions that read more like concise, personalized training plans.
Recognizing that in fitness consistency is key, Atkins uploads a new video daily, explaining her passion for each circuit while ensuring viewers understand how to complete each move safely. They’re short, they’re sweet, and—yes—they hit every single muscle group in modalities like TABATA, HIIT, and aerobics, among others.
“My rotation is usually upper-body, core focus early in the week, followed by Le Stretch in the middle—mobility—and then full body and legs towards the end of the week and through the weekend,” she says. That’s a complete program right in the palm of your hands, folks. If you’re thinking you don’t have time to hit all those muscle groups in a week, think again. Each of Atkins’ sweat sessions is designed to be completed in 15 minutes or less.
Gym? Living room? Park? You choose the venue. “The best part is you can do all of these exercises at the gym or in your home,” Atkins says. To find a workout that works with your schedule, divvy up your muscle groups. (Pick two! For example, arms and abs.) Then, stack two to three posts together that target each group. Be mindful of working both groups evenly, unless you’re shooting for an intentional burn out.
Ready to get fit with Charlee Atkins? Here’s her entire library of exercises, and one you can try on right now: