5 tips to keep fit during the COVID-19 crisis

Updated: Mar 30

With gyms the world over closing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, many of us have had to rethink how we workout. Here are 5 tips to help you stay on track.

1. Be creative

You do not need to have a personal gym or any specialist equipment for an effective home workout. By making use of the objects around you, you can still have an effective workout. Heavy books, large water containers and food tins can be used effectively as weights while chairs and stairs can be used for a variety of exercises, including Bulgarian split squats and HIIT workouts

2. Stay Accountable

Working out at home means losing the built-in energy and motivational atmosphere that most gyms have. Alleviate this by finding an accountability partner and making a pact to stick to your workout schedules and check in regularly.

3. Stick to your normal schedule

The uncertainty we are currently living through is unprecedented and has resulted in major disruptions to people’s everyday lives. Not only will sticking to your normal schedule help you stay on track, it will also help alleviate some of the unease caused by the forced change in daily routine.

4. Use technology

To accommodate existing clients and followers, a number of trainers, gyms and fitness personalities have taken to social media to provide classes and programs remotely. In addition, you can download a variety of apps with workouts you can easily complete in your home.

Here are few to help you get started:

Zororonhira | Fitness_263 | Yardfitzim | Zim_fit_mums | J.e.a.n_fitness | Itssadvone

Michelle Fortmann | Wellness_claudia | Nike Training Club | Adidas Training by Runtastic

5. Be kind

The current situation is highly unusual and will inevitably have an impact on your usual routine, so try not to be too hard on yourself if you don't manage to achieve what you normally do at the gym. The most important thing is to act responsibly and stay at home.

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