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How can I work out without my gym?
Some of us are good about working out three days a week in the mornings before work. Now what? We may feel like a couch potato. What can we do at home to stay strong and keep moving?
There are lots of takes on this, but former California governor and sometime Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger just released an at-home fitness regime for all us remote workers.
With minimal equipment and the weight of your own body, you can stay in shape while we wait out COVID-19.
And don't forget walking! Fresh air and sunlight help your immune system and fend off depression. Just stay 6 feet or more away from other people. When you get home, it's a good idea to remove your shoes (so you don't track any virus-laden dust particles around your house) and definitely wash your hands. Also, avoid touching your face while you're out and about.
Thanks for the Schwarzenegger post. I had heard about this routine of his. I'm missing my gym time. I wonder if push-ups with a kid sitting on your back are a thing?
@timm You can definitely do yoga at home. I can't take my yoga classes right now, but I'm managing to (more or less) keep up to speed in the mornings while my daughters watch a little TV. Sometimes they even do it with me! Yoga keeps you strong and flexible, though probably doesn't build muscles like Arnold's. I hope not! ??
I love Yoga with Adriene and we do Cosmic Kids Yoga for the kid!
At this point, I'll try anything! Seriously, the Arnold stuff looks great, and the yoga, too. Gotta do something besides whine about not being able to do all the things I want to.
For $18/month Glo.com offers a subscription to unlimited yoga classes and they even have mat pilates and meditation classes. Many classes can be done without props, but if you have a few basic pieces of yoga equipment at home (eg strap and blocks) you can do all the classes. They have a variety of levels and variety of types of yoga (from stretchy, slow yoga to kundalini to difficult and intense vinyasas, so there's something for everyone, even first-time yogis!). Also, even if I only do 1 class per month the subscription fee is guilt-free. 🙂
You can also get a TRX system at home (around $150-200 for workout straps you can attach to a door) and it comes with a year free subscription to a variety of in-home workouts. The workouts work the entire body and all muscles.