If you are a fitness enthusiast, being on total lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic is probably your idea of hell. With the gyms all closed until further notice and other fitness facilities, such as swimming pools and tennis clubs, suspending activities until the risk of infection is brought down, many of you will be full of pent-up energy for which there is little outlet. If this sounds like you, it is probably time to get inventive with your workout ideas. Here are a few suggestions on how to get your daily dose of exercise while on lockdown.
- Join an Online Yoga Class
Yoga is an ancient discipline that boosts flexibility and helps clear the mind, making it a perfect way of relieving stress and anxiety at this testing time. If you would like to give it a try, there are now some incredible online classes to accommodate all abilities. Most instructors are very helpful, and you can always turn the camera off if you feel self-conscious!
- Start Weightlifting at Home
If you are pining for some gym action, why not deck out one of the rooms in your house with some weights and a weightlifting bench. The wonders of e-commerce now make it possible to have your very own gym set delivered to your house at short notice. After a few sessions in your home gym, you will feel so comfortable that you may not even return to your gym when the crisis finally blows over.
- Dust Off Your Old Exercise Bike
Most of us have got an exercise bike lurking somewhere in our house waiting for a raining day (if you have not, now might just be the time to invest in one). Well, that rainy day has finally come! Wheel it out, turn it on, stick on your favorite playlist and pedal away that angst and frustration.
- Set a Body-Weight Move Routine
You do not need weights or exercise machines to stay fit at home. Setting a routine of which includes sets of 10-15 burpees, pushups, squats and other body-weight moves is enough to quickly get the average person into shape. Steadily increase your repetitions and you will soon notice the difference in how you look and feel.
- Buy a Running Machine
Another fantastic way to stay in shape is to use a treadmill. Whether you want to sprint, go for a long jog or even take a leisurely stroll, running machines these days have a setting for every type of forward motion. While running indoors might not quite simulate the feeling of fresh feeling of wind on your face, it does have the added benefit of being able to turn on the TV to keep up with your favorite series.
Doing exercise is an essential part of looking and feeling good. With most of us set to be locked away for the next few months, it is time to think about some innovative ways of getting our daily exercise that can be done from within the comfort of our own homes. Hopefully, the five suggestions above have presented you with some workable ideas for your next workout.