There’s no place like OM! Gyms and fitness studios are currently closed, but that doesn’t have to put a damper on your fitness routines. You can still get in your daily sweat with a mix of outdoor and indoor workouts. We are excited to share our tips to quarantrain during quarantine..
First off, schedule a few blocks of time during the day for your workout routines. We recommend waking up early to get in some steps or exercise before the workday starts. During the workday, make a concerted effort squeeze in some steps and movement in between zoom meetings. At the end of the workday, add in your favorite streaming class or evening walk. We use our Apple Watch to set move, exercise and stand goals. This watch reminds you to move around and stand up, which can help you stay on track to achieve your fitness goals.
Now let’s get to the workouts:
Staying fit has been running through our minds. That’s right, we go outside and RUN! Make sure you are social distancing and six feet away from others. Depending on where you live, you may need to run with a mask. We are quarantining in New Jersey in a quiet neighborhood, so we are able to run without a mask. If you are in a crowded park or highway, you probably should run with a mask. Be aware that you may run slower or fatigue faster because masks restrict the flow of air into your lungs.
We love HIIT classes and replaced them with the Jane DO fitness app. Jane DO’s total body workouts build strength, confidence and power. The app features a variety of energy driven workouts. The app offers 5 types classes that range from 15-60 minutes. Each series starts with a stretch to warm up the body and reduce the risk of injuries. Many of the exercises use your bodyweight. For these classes, you will need a pair of heavy and light dumbbells and a mat.
P.volve is a safe, functional movement-based method that elongates muscles and builds strength. P.volve focuses on targeted toning and small movements. The exercises are low impact with high intensity. We’ve been streaming their services for nine months and we have taken classes in their Soho studio. Use the code TWINS15 for a 15% discount.
Don’t namastay in bed, instead namaslay with a killer yoga workout. CorePower Yoga has a streaming service with paid and free classes. Yoga helps the mind, body and spirit. Yoga uses bodyweight to tone and stretch the body and muscles. It’s also calming and relaxing, and helps you breathe. All you need is a mat.
Can’t run or sore from running, then go for a walk! When you go to a physical office, your day is filled with low intensity movements throughout the day. You may walk to work (or your car), take the subway, walk to lunch, walk to meetings, etc. All of this is eliminated when working from home. Don’t despair, just add in an afternoon or early evening walk to catch some extra steps.
This summer, don’t let quarantine affect your fitness routine. Mix it up with running, P.volve, Jane DO, yoga and walking. Make sure to eat healthy during the week and move around sporadically throughout the day to maximize your health and wellness goals.
“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. People can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” —Jeffrey Gitomer