Health in the Time of Quarantine: Fitness

It’s not easy staying motivated to workout when you’re ordered to stay in your house / apartment / condo and you’re 1) worried, 2) surrounded by the goodies in your kitchen, 3) happier watching Netflix or scrolling Instagram than moving your body. It’s even harder if you’re used to going to classes.

LET ME TELL YOU. I’m feeling it, especially this week where I have zero motivation to move my body even when I know I’ll feel better after, mentally and physically. So yes, allow yourself to rest.

But, if you feel so inclined, MOVE. It is bound to help. I mentioned it before, and I’ll mention it again…Elle Woods knows best: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t kill their husbands. They just don’t!”

Rounding up my favorite workout options at all prices. It can be expensive. It doesn’t have to be!

  1. Peloton: Definitely on the pricier side. The bike and mat came in under $2500, which I split with my fiance. What I love about Peloton is obviously the amazing classes on the bike and the fact that it’s just sitting in my living room begging to be used, but also the app! Whether or not you have the bike, you can download the app and do yoga, strength, cardio, meditation, outside running (with mask!), etc. So many great instructors and class options ranging from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. It pretty much gives you no excuse 🙂
  2. Instagram Live / Zoom: So many fitness instructors and personal trainers have been furloughed and / or stopped seeing clients in person for obvious reasons. Enter technology. Whether you want to follow along on Instagram Live for free or donation based rates, or sign up for virtual Zoom classes where instructors can see you. I’ve done both! I personally prefer Zoom because I work harder and can fix my form. Look up your favorite influencer / instructor on Insta or check if your gym is doing online classes. Many are.
  3. Pinterest: A freebie. I used to do this all the time while traveling when I couldn’t get to a class or had a fitness studio that offers online classes. I would search “total body workout 15 minutes” or “abs” or “lower body 10 minutes”, etc. and found a myriad of options. I saved them on a board, and will open them every so often to find a routine if I’m not feeling creative.
  4. YouTube: Another freebie. Like HELLO! Search for pretty much anything on the interwebs and there is a YouTube video / channel waiting for you. If you like yoga, maybe try “Yoga with Adriene”. If you like pilates / low impact / body specific routines, check out “Blogilates”. She offers a wide range of videos from programs to singles. Your opportunities are endless, and you might like it better than reading off of a screen.

You can also find many of these (and more!) in my “Coronacation” highlight on Insta!

Stay safe and healthy, and I hope this inspires you to move today!

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