I admit it, getting to the gym or to my yoga or spin class takes a lot of self motivation, even on a normal day. And these social-distancing days are far from normal. With our sofas even closer and our energy lower, it takes even more willpower to get moving. I’ve found though that once you get going, it will make you feel better, improve your sleep, physical and mental health during this stressful time. I’m not a fitness expert, simply trying not to gain weight during this tough time.
The motivation I miss from my guided classes are now being offered online by gyms, trainers, companies for discounted or free.
A wide variety of levels, instensities and targeted workouts. You can download the Nike Training Club app on your platform’s app store to get started.
What I love:
I’ve been using Lucy’s videos several times a week, mixing up 20-min cardio or full body workouts with shorter 7-min tummy or arms.
What I love:
One of my favourite workouts is here:
Bonus: Youtube currently has a free 30-day trial to avoid being interrupted by ads
Check out Lucy’s channel
Flow at home using YYOGA At Home. Monthly or yearly subscriptions with 150+ classes for all levels, and new releases each week. They are offering a free 14-day trial.
And during our stay-at-home crisis, YYOGA is connecting you directly to their teachers by offering Live Streamed classes on Zoom for just $6 a class to support teachers. My friends are loving this.
I asked my friend, a member of YYOGA and regular yogi, what she thinks of moving to the new live streaming classes.
What we love:
California-based high-intensity workout concept Barry’s Bootcamp has locations in Toronto and Vancouver and a “hybrid” location in Calgary (a partnership with Lululemon). Canadian trainers Kevin Yeboah and Hayley Steinberg are now offering joint Instagram livestreams.
They focus on specific muscle groups each day of the week, with the exception of Sundays for rest.
Bored? Anxious? Spending too much time in front of TV? Have a full tempting pantry? Simply looking up for comfort food?
You’re not alone.
Some tips to slow the snacking:
Good luck, stay home, stay safe and try to make the most of this upside down time. Take advantage of this free time to connect with friends, start a new hobby, clean your closet (check out our Poshmark story here) and try to keep healthy.