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Day 1: 30-Minute Alignment Workout

4.9 Stars · 75 Reviews

The best and most effective way to get strong without getting injured is by creating proper alignment of the spine, hips,Β and shoulder girdle! This workout is going to make you sweat and feel strong from head to toe. Let’s get aligned.

Equipment needed:Β 

  • none

Optional advanced equipment:

  • 2 light dumbbells
Difficulty: Beginner

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Overall Rating
4.9 | 75 Reviews
Love this series!
Love this 21 workout series!
Jane @JAJ
April 12, 2023
its very easy step
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Williams Packard @williamspackard5
September 24, 2022
Great First Video For Getting Back Into Shape
Not too hard to get through, but a great workout; my body is feeling so much better!
Melodie @MSlightningtwirl
May 19, 2022
Thumbs up!
I’m a Group Fitness Instructor, but have been out for a couple of weeks due to Covid & mono. This was the perfect amount of intensity to start getting back at it!
Lisa @missxlisa
February 14, 2022
Great way to ease into it
I liked this. I really appreciated that we got to be on the floor most of the time lol.
January 18, 2022
Great to start workout again
This is perfect right after a surgery. I was looking for exercices that would keep me in good shape before I could get my usual workout routine back. I'm also looking for excercices that don't strech my scar too much (located on the inner thigh). I just have to skip the strech movement (hips openers) but the rest is juste fine. Also I really love the feeling right after the session <3 ^^
Adeline @A2
July 25, 2021
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Affaq Shahid @Afaqshahid24
July 16, 2021
I'm finally jumpin' back on the wagon and this was the perfect first workout to 'kickstart my fitness'!!!!
emma morrical @emmamorrical
June 13, 2021
Great First Workout!
A great first workout to ease myself back into a fitness routine
Nikki @ketocherriez
May 26, 2021
Perfect 1st Workout
This is the perfect 1st workout to ease you into your fitness goals.
May 14, 2021
I haven't felt this good in quite a while!
andreaibu @andreaibu
April 10, 2021 Honduras
Felt Great
Really great stretching with a little strength built in. Great way to start this series, or as a nice recovery after a hard workout the day before. Love Anna!
concretebrandi @concretebrandi
April 06, 2021
I loved it
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KarlaGO @Kgallardo
December 03, 2020
Great for starting your week with energy!
Great for starting your week with energy!
Laura @laurafornas16
November 03, 2020
Great to get back into it!
A first workout that actually gives you a chance to get back into it without feeling discouraged! It’s customizable and could work for a variety of people with different fitness levels! Loved it!
October 17, 2020
Lovely first day!
Loved this workout. Currently WFH and not moving as much ( if at all) and recovering from a back injury. Felt this was a very nice nice first day, felt amazing and motivated . TKU
October 04, 2020
nice way to get back on training after the summer holiday! it feels amazing and it prepares your body to harder workout!
Rachele @rachelefit
September 06, 2020
Feels great!
I would love to do this alignment workout every day! After sitting all day for my job it's just what I need <3
Susan Enos @luvukids
September 01, 2020
This is Just What I Needed
This video is just what I needed. It was easy enough for me not to get discouraged, but provided enough of a challenge and motivation to move on. I am actually looking forward to tomorrow.
Diane @LadyDiDi
July 25, 2020
Great first video
I know I'm later than everyone else to this 21-day challenge! But I've got a little over 21 days to my birthday so I felt like this is a good time to start :) This was a great first video: challenging but still very doable for a beginner like me. Anna is a wonderful coach who keeps even a longer workout engaging, interesting, and upbeat. Her descriptions of how the moves should feel is super helpful.
mima @mima
July 21, 2020
Great start
The workout is really nice when you are starting or even when you just need a gentle one. My only consideration is that sometimes the instructor is not very clear to give the tip to change sides, so if you are not looking at the screen constantly, you may miss that.
dani @danijunqueira
July 15, 2020
I felt so fit doing this but itΒ΄s also a challenge
July 14, 2020
Nice stretch!
Really liked this workout, she keeps us motivated throughout it! Waiting for Day 2!😁
Hilda @Corsi00
June 05, 2020
Starting round 2
This is the beginning of round 2 for me as I enjoyed round 1 and have noticed how much stronger and more flexibly I feel. I like the Alignment workout as the starter as it's not difficult and I feel good after it.
June 01, 2020
I love Anna, her workouts, the way she motivates us during her workouts and her energy that keeps me going. Looking forward for day 2 !
Cvetanka @cvetce
June 01, 2020
Love it
My 1. day and already in love. Love this feeling after work out. Can't wait tomorrow 🀩
Marija @Mare6
May 29, 2020
Great work out
I love Anna's workouts. Sometimes I follow the modifications. I look forward for day2 😊 thank you
Carmen Sultana @carmensultana
May 27, 2020
Great Introduction
This didn't make me sweat but it's perfect after I have neglected myself during quarantine. I'm committed to doing these exercises for the 21 day challenge. Day 1 done.
Kate Sobiesiak @kateisfun
May 25, 2020
Love it!
No tons of sweat, no heavy breath, just a relief for tight muscles!
Anna @ann_candle
May 23, 2020 Moscow, Russia
Great way to start
This was a great beginner workout and I'm excited for the rest of this challenge!
Julia @juliachristen
May 20, 2020 Georgetown, IN
Nice break from fast paced workouts
Even though this was slower pace it felt good to get everything aligned and ready to begin program.
Becky Gunkel @BeckyG
May 16, 2020
I feel great after doing this workout. Good start for this challenge.
Clara Paz @clarapaz
May 11, 2020
Easy workout but effective. It's nice to begin with something smooth.
Zuline MARTIN @zuline
May 11, 2020
It is one of the most effective and I felt better after it .Thanks
Heba @heba1
May 09, 2020
Thank you
I have used Sugar Pop workouts for years now. At one point, I had lost 20 lbs thanks to the workouts. I am so grateful to have these 21 days to get myself back into it! This workout was easy enough to get back into it, and I feel great!
Cynthia Rios @cindyrios
May 02, 2020
The perfect way to start off getting back in shape!
Saanch Shahdadpuri @Sandglow
May 02, 2020
alignment work out
Fabulous! Just what I needed!
Nicole @Petitecubaine
May 01, 2020
Doing the 21 Day Challenge...and again!
I love this workout, and I love this 21 Day Challenge so much that I'm doing it again (and again). Thank you, POPSUGAR!
Jami Brandli @jamibrandli
May 01, 2020
Great workout!
This workout is so realistic for people who want to get back in fitness. I just love it ! This is my second round of this program, and this time doind the advanced versions! I just love whenever Anna says : ''I know it burns'' and I'm like... oh okay, that's normal then haha, I highly recommend this workout.
Julie Archambault @juar946
April 30, 2020
Perfect for when you're on your period
Yeah I know, TMI. Seriously though! I didn't want to do ANYTHING but this made me feel great and is light enough that if you have cramps its not going to mess you up!
Sofia @Sosospins
April 26, 2020
Alignment workout
I love it, it feels awesome this workout
Carolina @carolina-jimero
April 10, 2020
My favorite
Great instruction and tempo. Works really deeply into breath and stretch. Love it!
claire @clairebeynon
April 08, 2020
Perfect Start :-)
After several months of not working out (for no good reason, I just fell off the wagon), this is a great start to the 21-day challenge! Not much sweating, but lots of emphasis re-connecting with my body, which is what I needed. I've followed Anna for years, and as always, she's energetic without being too "ra ra" and explains things without being condescending. My favorite fitness chick!
Kristin Egan @kristinegan
April 04, 2020
Beginner workout & deep stretching
This lower intensity workout was great for getting a nice deep stretch in some key muscle groups throughout the body. The circuits made this 30 minutes go by in what felt like 10.
Akaylah Glidden @aglidden
April 01, 2020
Great workout after a fitness break!
Really enjoyed this one
Tully Connell @Tully_mackenzie
March 31, 2020
Great for Beginners
I'm trying to get back into a fitness routine, so being cooped up in the house has certainly helped that. (: This workout wasn't difficult to finish (or start), but I felt it afterwards. To be honest, I'm feeling it now, about eight hours later. Can't wait to see the new app available on Apple devices!
March 28, 2020
Great way to start!
This was a great way to start a 21 day challenge! I'm recovering from an arm injury so using this series to get back in the game - consistently back in the game. Thank you!
Jenn Hatch @jennleehatch
March 25, 2020 Austin, TX
Perfect for getting back in shape
I use to do HIIT all the time, BUT after taking almost a year off from any exercise when I tried to start again I kept getting hurt. That's when I found this program. It was perfect to launch me back into healthy living and exercise without me overextending myself and getting injured! Plus I really enjoyed Anna as an instructor.
Colleen @colleenlarkins
February 11, 2020
Great way to start over!
I really enjoy it, great work out . Really good moves to start gradually a fitness plan.
eli @eliarcavi
January 20, 2020
Nice beginner's
I really liked it. I have been working out but I keep getting injured, so I figured give this a chance and do it right!!!
Brenda @mcbrendy
December 09, 2019
Very easy workout
Good workout for when you want to move but not to strenuously. Very much a beginner workout.
akoko @akoko
October 26, 2019
Great for getting back in the groove
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of this year and has a right side mastectomy in April. i have not worked out since, and was frankly a bit concerned since I still have some pain on that side. This workout is perfect. Challenging without being too strenuous. Perfect to get me back into workout mode.
julie @jbynum
October 25, 2019
So great!
I love that I could do all of the workout the first time thru, very well explained.
Sonya @songjax
October 14, 2019
Mornings will be amazing
I loved this! I never workout in the morning, but I think I just found my new favorite routine. I'm a beginner, so the best part is that it can be modified as my fitness level changes. Perfect Day #1 to start a new fitness program.
Nicole Thompson @nthompso04
October 12, 2019
Great Postpartum Workout!
I'm 12 weeks postpartum with baby #4. Before this pregnancy I was very active, but my pregnancy undid all of progress I had made (Down with severe HG for the whole thing). I have a hard time not just jumping right back into the intense workouts I used to be able to do. This workout was a great way to ease back into fitness without overdoing it and paying for it for the next three days. Grateful for the motivation and encouragement to modify when necessary. Excited for this program!
Alison @alison
October 07, 2019 Colorado
So good!
Loved these! My body doesn't feel as stiff. Thank you!!
Martina @martina
October 07, 2019
Great Workout
I loved this workout as the first one in the 21 days. Very excited for the next few days.
Em @emco
September 25, 2019
Great workout
I loved Day 1! Feel so great and fresh that I did it early in the morning.
Hannah @hnassiri
September 19, 2019
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What a great way to get back into exercise after a hiatus due to menopauseπŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯ Anna ia amazing as always and her enthusiasm is infectious. Roll on Workout 2 xx
Janet Lynskey @Janetlynskey
September 18, 2019
2nd Time Round
I love all of the Anna Renderer workouts. She is very motivating, and I REALLY appreciate the different levels Anna shows during the exercise routine. Plus, I thank you Anna for your honesty😊 I look forward to the next set of workouts by Anna Renderer
Roberge @Phenice
September 05, 2019
Perfect start
Just finished the first workout after 4 months break due to an injury... Even though I stuck to the easy moves, I'm sweating so bad! About time I kick-started my body! This is so fun, Anna is really motivating!! :)
Nanna @Yunminchung
September 03, 2019
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Suzie @margaux98
September 03, 2019
Great start!
I loved this first video of the 21 day kickoff to fitness! I haven’t worked out consistently in over 20 years. Really helped me warm up for the rest of the month!
Chi @chilepine
August 26, 2019
Chromecast not working for this video. Also, very difficult to start the videoπŸ˜•
Berkhoutwlm @Berkhoutwlm
August 12, 2019
Feel Good Strengthening
This workout was gentle and the perfect start to this plan. My body feels good.
Heather @heatherraewrites
August 12, 2019
Great but Chromecast.....
This workout is just what I needed as I begin taking care of my body for the first time in years. BUT, Chromecast is not a function on this video service. It is difficult to follow from the screen on my phone. Is this also on YouTube?
CRoVino @CRoVino
August 11, 2019
Loved day 1! πŸ’œ so excited about this challenge!!
hellommmary @hellommmary
June 23, 2019
Feeling great
Just finished day one and man did it feel great!
Jennagetsfit @jennamarie
June 22, 2019
Can you guys play the videos on Apple TV??
Ouldouz @ouldouz
June 22, 2019
First Day was great!
Great stretch and intro to get back into it and for the next 21 days! Anna is so awesome!
Vai @vaialofi
June 21, 2019
just feels very good to do so many stretches :-)
Crystal6000 @Crystal6000
June 18, 2019
Great workout
The neck stretch was the best part. It wasn’t too crazy strenuous so I will be back tomorrow!
Samantha @cokerface
June 17, 2019