Best Workout Ideas & Fitness Advice To Follow To Keep You Active Whilst Working From Home
20 March 2020, 16:37 | Updated: 20 March 2020, 16:41
It’s hard to stay productive with your fitness while you’re working from home, but we’ve rounded up some workouts you can do from the comfort of your own space.
During this period of self-isolation, amid the coronavirus outbreak, people are finding it hard to workout without going to the gym.
A lot of fitness bloggers and personal trainers have chipped in to help their followers benefit from home workouts, that give you just as much of a productive morning/evening as a gym session.
Speaking exclusively to the Director of Healthcare Partnerships at Headspace, Sarah Romotsky, she told us the best way to incorporate a zen lifestyle whilst being in isolation, saying: "When working from home, especially during the current time of social distancing, it’s normal to experience anxiety, melancholy, and overwhelming feelings of isolation.
"To break up the time of being stuck inside and getting into a working-from-home routine, keep your mind and body fresh with a daily mindful walk in the garden. A walk is the perfect occasion to exercise both the mind and the body and is a great way to bring mindfulness to this everyday pursuit."
Sarah continued: "Try meditating whilst on the move by focusing your attention on the environment around you, taking in all the sights and sounds. This can help you step away, reset and refresh the mind, appreciate the surroundings, and tune into the rhythm of the body.
"Headspace offers mindful walking exercises to help you be present in the moment, preventing your mind of distraction from stressful and unwanted thoughts."
We’ve rounded up some of the best physical fitness bloggers who have popped off on social media lately, to ensure you can stay productive whilst social-distancing.
Let’s take a look…
Cassey Ho - @blogilates
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Okay you guys. You ask and I deliver! Here is your 14-day quarantine workout plan! 💪 Everything is apartment friendly (quiet) so you won’t drive your neighbors crazy with stomping and jumping! But I promise you’ll still sweat and be sore. 😊 Please share with everyone you know because...working out should be safe y’all! 😅 Just gotta do it at home for the moment. Do you want a demo of each move? Comment “YES” and if I get enough interest I’ll do it. #blogilates #quarantined #covid_19 #coronavirus
American based fitness blogger, Cassey Ho, has started sharing videos on her Instagram and TikTok pages of exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home.
As well as posting individual clips, she shared a ’14 day quarantine workout plan’ and according to the fans in the comments, it seems to be working wonders!
Stefanie Williams - @stef_fit
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HOME WORKOUT 🧚🏽♀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No equipment needed, just you and yo fine little self ❤ I took this workout from within my App, it will take you roughly 20 minutes & the perfect way to get your heart rate up & get you feeling good. Let’s get moving together 🧚🏽♀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 30 seconds each exercise 3 sets ❤ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For my full home workout programmes head to the link in my bio & try for free with a 7 day trial! I got YOU 💜
Stefanie has been sharing some seriously inspirational workouts and messages to go along with it, on her Instagram page - @stef_fit.
She’s even reposted old videos and explained to her followers how to substitute the gym equipment with home equipment.
Ese Kalusi - @esekalusi
Ese has given her followers some extremely helpful home workouts, from high-intensity training exercises to ab and glute
She explains how long to do each workout for and leaves space for her followers to ask questions in the comment section.
Pretty Little Thing workouts - @prettylittlething
Yes, you heard right, Pretty Little Thing are now doing their first ever home workouts, which are led by a different blogger each day.
They will be on their Instagram Live daily, with some pretty big names involved!
The 20-30 minute workouts will vary each day and is something everyone can easily join in with!