When it comes to working out - you either love it or hate it. And for those who do enjoy it, the current state of Coronavirus and social distancing creates many issues for avid gym-goers and fitness lovers. Those looking not to break their routine are finding all sorts of new ways to keep up their routine, but many are feeling a little stuck, the motivation to continue with their workout goals can be frustrating with the change of environment. We are now continually being bombarded with demands from our children or little siblings, phone calls from work, and even the news, proving to be huge distractions when keeping our goals align. But instead of heading to the bed to watch Netflix and relax, consider taking the time to get a little workout in. If you are trying to find ways to get in a workout during these strange times, look no further! We have the guide for you - here is our mini-guide on the best workout routines for the Coronavirus pandemic:
Walking or Running
For smartwatch owners and step-enthusiasts a-like, the fear of not getting in your steps as been a linger anxiety during these times. The truth is, however, you can still go out and get in your walk or run as long as you are keeping up the rules of social distancing. When it comes to getting in your steps, the typical goal on smart-watches is to achieve 10,000 steps-a-day. Either get competitive and try to achieve this every single day or set a goal that is more suited to your abilities. Challenging yourself and achieving physical goals will give you something to work towards and stimulate your mind as well as your muscles. If you need a push, there are many apps you can check out to keep you motivated, such as Coach to 5K.
Let's go back a few years and rediscover the phenomenon of the humble fitness DVD! From Zumba to even Jane Fonda, there are so many guided workout DVDs on the market to choose from. When it comes to these type of workouts, it is best to think of a fitness DVD as your own virtual personal trainer - but for much cheaper. What is also great is that you can even follow YouTube videos for no cost at all.
Think about the kind of exercise you enjoy, as well as how much space you have to work with and your equipment. If you have a large living area but no equipment- why not try a dance workout DVD? If you have a lot of equipment, try something that incorporates these, such as the P-90-X Fitness Series. If you are unsure where to go, however, search on YouTube or Google for a workout that requires the equipment that you and make the most of what you've got. If space is an issue for you, try yoga, pilates, barre, or something that includes some simple floor work.
Get Creative With Fitness Apps
If you are still feeling stuck in trying to create or stick to your fitness routine, try going onto the app store and type in "Fitness App." You will be surprised but how many actually options you'll be bombarded with. Most of these innovative apps will let you have a free trial for a couple of weeks or a month, so you can try out as many as you like without committing to paying a fee. Many of them allow you to pick a level of difficulty, so don't panic if you are a total beginner. There really is something for everyone, depending on your experience, what you enjoy doing, and your goal.
Examples of these apps can included:
- FitOn : FitOn is a free workout and fitness planner that allows you to choose and curate from different workouts that center around cardio, HIIT, pilates, yoga, core-training, and more.
- Home Workout - No Equipment : Home Workout is an amazing app that allows you to get a full body workout at home, with no equipment guaranteed! You can choose from different workouts as well that target different areas of the body such as your abs, chest, arms, or legs.
- Daily Workouts : Daily Workouts is another free-to-use personal trainer workout app that provides you with a series of different workouts to choose from daily, where you can also set the duration for the workout, as well as the reps involved for each workout!
Just because you are in lock-down doesn't mean you cannot take your physical health into consideration. Get creative, finding new innovative ways to adapt to a new routine.
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