Monday, April 13, 2020

Stay Safe, Exercise at Home

Depending on where you live, you’ve been experiencing shelter-in-place requirements for well over a month or only a couple weeks.  Or maybe you don’t have any such requirements, but you’re voluntarily staying out of virus harm’s way.  My county just extended its stay-at-home order to May 1, and clarified that exercise outdoors is restricted to the geography near your house.  Other counties near us have issued enforceable orders that forbid anyone from out-of-county coming in; so, I can’t do any of my favorites like hiking or camping.  Gyms, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, weight rooms, yoga studios are closed for now.

If you’re like me, you’re indoors, eating and sitting much more than you usually do.  Other than walking or running in place while going one of the virtual tours of someplace beautiful in this previous blog post, what’s a person to do about getting exercise?  Some coaches and studios are offering free online resources to help you exercise while in quarantine:

·      Corepower Yoga is offering a special collection of free online classes (yoga and meditations)
·      Peloton is offering a 90-day free trial on many of their classes (bike and other equipment optional) (running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and outdoor workouts)
·      Barre3 (The Bar Method) is offering a 15-day free trial starting April 13 (strength conditioning, cardio, mindfulness)
·      Daily Burn is offering a 30-day free trial (thousands of workout videos, plus running and yoga)
·      Gold’s Gym app is free until May 31 (600 audio and visual courses)
·      Yoga with Kassandra (10 minutes full body stretch for beginners every morning)
·      Amazon Prime Video has oodles of exercise videos for Prime members (i.e., not totally free); just search for the kind of exercise you’re interested in (yoga, exercise and fitness, Zumba, pilates, dance fitness, etc.)
·      Nike Training Club (workouts and fitness guidance)
·      Wakeout! (exercise for busy people)

Don’t leave the kids out of the exercise fun.  A PE teacher offers free online daily workouts for kids on YouTube.

Stay safe, exercise at home.

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