Home Workouts During Self Quarantine
This post is for anyone who used to an active lifestyle but can’t attend active sessions at this time.
It’s challenging to get into a new way of exercise suddenly, but with the right attitude and complementing workout, you can maintain and even surpass your current fitness level.
YouTube is your go-to
You can find anything you want on YouTube, especially when it comes to fitness. Everything from stretching, muscle building and endurance and everything in between. Find your channel and set reminders. Staying at home does not mean you have to lose all your fitness progress.
Yoga with Adriene
Adriene has been around for a long time, and it’s great to see she has maintained an authentic and positive series. Her classes are accessible to any level making Yoga with Adrien perfect for newbies. She has a great 30 day series excellent for a break from regular workouts.
You can choose from Alo Yoga’s vast repertoire of experienced yoga teachers. My fav is Briohny Smith. Her classes are not for the faint-hearted, though. While Alo Yoga has all levels of yoga, they do offer more intense classes for mid to advanced levels – something I saw lacking across YouTube. Get ready to sweat without even leaving your bedroom.
Yoga with Tim
For those that prefer a guy leading the series, Yoga with Tim is a winner. Tim’s classes are more focused on fitness and strength, which is ideal as an alternative to the gym or your CrossFit session. Don’t be fooled; yoga is not all about stretching. These classes will make your core burn and arms shake.
This is one of the few pilates sites that are exclusively pilates based. It’s a great way to get toned and firm without having to break a massive sweat. These workouts match perfectly with a good run or cycle outside. Use it as a warm-up or cool down.
HIIT and Endurance
Joe Wicks – The Body Coach
If you are used to high-intensity training at the gym, Joe Wicks is a great option. Are you looking for an extra challenge? Double up on his videos to sweat. His sessions are a great way to stay in shape, and on top of that, he is a nice guy.
Tone It up
Karena and Katrina have been around for years and slowly built a (she)empire that now features various top female fitness coaches. They have plenty of videos going across all levels and all needs and requirements. Just like Joe Wicks, if you are looking to go that extra bit more, add on another video or play the same one twice. They do offer a plan, but you can still get by with their free videos on YouTube and their website.
Don’t have YouTube?
We appreciate that not everyone has access to wifi, or perhaps YouTube is not your style. Here are three fitness apps worth using.
Nike Training App
If you want a no-frills drill workout, this is definitely for you. This app is perfect for all levels and all styles. Test your fitness with their benchmark workouts or take your endurance to the next level with a 45-minute endurance HIIT session. This app is simple and effective. Self-quarantine is a breeze when you can let off steam with the NTC.
Download the Nike Training App.
Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer
I haven’t personally tried this app as NTC fulfils my current needs; however, Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer has good ratings and 139k downloads. One of the reviewers commented that it is ideal for people who want to do more than 5 minutes and get to it. It does not get any easier to stay in shape than a good 20-30 minute intense workout.
Download the Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer.
Asana Rebel: Yoga and Fitness
If you prefer yoga or something a little less hardcore Asana Rebel could be the winner. It has fantastic reviews, its simple to use and like all of the above, it’s free. No excuses to not keep that bod in shape while stuck at home.
Download Asana Rebel: Yoga & Fitness
It’s just something new.
Initially, when our gym closed close by, I was demotivated to exercise. I had just gotten into a great routine and on my way to my summer body.
Initially, I floated around the house doing small yoga practices but yearned for the muscle burn of the gym. Lying in bed the other night I had an epiphany – all the ‘inconvenient’ changes in my life so far have brought something new that I now value. This isolation is nothing different.
Speak to any successful people and one skill/habit that they all share is the ability to adapt.
So, the next morning I took time to plan some workouts on my Nike Training App and what days of the week, I would complement it with a YouTube yoga session of some sort. I completed a couple of days and feel as good as I did hitting the gym – and you know what? I save time in my day not travelling to the gym and also save money from not renewing my gym membership – there’s that silver lining!
If you have any channels, apps or any other tips and tricks on how to stay fit during isolation hit us up!