The Quarantine Stream: Chloe Ting’s Fitness Vlogs Are Great for Beginners Looking to Shed That Quarantine 15
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2020 by Hoai-Tran Bui
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Series: Chloe Ting
Where You Can Stream It: YouTube
The Pitch: Pint-sized (she’s only 5’1!) but remarkably strong fitness vlogger Chloe Ting guides you through a series of free two- to four-week workout programs she calls “challenges,” which are made up of a combination of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and pilates, to “help you get closer to those defined abs.”
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: I’m the last person to willingly work out. During PE in school, I was one of those who would rather walk around the track than run the mile. I avoid the gym (unless it’s a yoga class) like the plague. But four months into quarantine, and on my second meal of ramen that week, I was starting to feel the weight I had put on by not stepping outside in days. I had actually begun quarantine with a goal to be productive, and one of those goals was fitness — I had even researched a few fitness videos on YouTube and watched them wistfully while lying on my couch. But after going through several videos by Chloe Ting, the most popular fitness vlogger in lockdown thanks to a viral TikTok trend, and thinking, “I could do that,” I decided to suck it up and do her fastest two-week workout, during which I found out that I could, in fact, not. But three days away from finishing her “2 Weeks Shred,” I find myself feeling the impossible: motivated to work out and excited to try more.