“It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.”
I’m sure most people are trying to create new routines or have already established new ones in the midst of this pandemic. I think many of us took our old routine (before COVID 19) for granted; I know I certainly did. I’m currently trying to figure out how to continue in a field I’m passionate about but appears rather bleak for the group fitness industry.
So currently I’m teaching virtual group fitness classes and it’s been quite a challenge. I finally feel comfortable instructing Facebook Live classes but it’s definitely not the same and I miss the engagement with the members. Even my own fitness routine has changed dramatically since I’ve stopped going to the gym. Working out at home is a challenge and takes a little bit of creativity when it comes to establishing a new workout routine. If you find yourself scratching your head when it comes to home workouts, try these tips to help you get back on track.
- Take inventory of what you have at home: Find a workout space that is open and free of distractions. Take a look around and see if you have any equipment you may want to use for your workouts. (weights, mat, medicine ball, step, jump rope, pull up bar, etc)
- Write your daily workouts on your calendar and take a no-excuses approach when it comes to doing them each week.
- Take a look at YouTube and search workouts types that you enjoy. If you don’t have equipment look for bodyweight workouts. Experiment with workouts you never tried before.
- Consider investing in home workout equipment: Great inexpensive ideas include TRX bands, battle ropes, hand weights, medicine balls, Bosu, kettlebells, and jump ropes.