“Stay healthy,” may be the new way to say goodbye, but health is about more than avoiding a disease. Bodies need activity, even when most of the regular activities have been canceled.
With gyms shut down, many fitness centers and instructors have started putting their work online with lessons on everything from cardio to yoga to dance.
Of course, with a new routine comes new challenges on when and how to fit fitness into your life. National fitness chain D1 Training has offered six tips on how to make ensure your home workout is as successful as your old gym visits:
Designate a workout space in your house;
• Establish a specific time for exercise;
• Involve your kids and get creative;
• Try bodyweight workouts that utilize minimal equipment;
• Track your progress and reflect on how you’re doing;
• Utilize free workouts online.
If you’ve been looking ways to stay active, below are some of these virtual exercises you can find online.
Active Kids 2.0: You don’t have to be a child to take these lessons on YouTube. Coach Larissa Maloney posts a new all-ages workout every morning at 9 a.m. Not only are these videos free, they don’t require any exercise equipment.
D1 Training: The fitness center is offering new users access to their online app D1 to U free for 30 days. After that, plans start at $9.99 per week with premium upgrades available. Details: d1training.com
Orange Theory Fitness: The popular gym chain has posted some workouts online for free. Details: orangetheory.com
Vixen Fitness: Focused on the sexier end of healthy, Vixen Fitness is offering at-home virtual classes on topics such as Sexy Chair, Exotic Floor Work, Twerking and Zumba. Classes start at $5 each. Details: vixenfitnessonline.com.
Yoga: A popular practice for the home, yoga is being offered online by many outlets.