With in-person studios and gyms unavailable right now, you may be looking for ways to continue working out and moving your body while at home. Making sure to still incorporate movement into your daily routine will prevent stagnation in your body, improve your mood, bolster your immunity and help ease any additional stress you may be feeling. Here are a few ways you can turn your home into your own studio:
- Stretching is so good for the body; it increases blood flow to the muscles and improves mobility. If you can, incorporate stretching into your daily routine to ensure you make it a consistent practice.
Go for walks outside
- Getting outside (while keeping social distancing measures) is so important during a time when you may be cooped up in your house for longer than normal. It gives you a chance to get some fresh air, improve circulation in your body and stretch you muscles.
Use the stairs in your house or building
- Utilize the stairs! Just walking up and down the stairs can be a great way to break a sweat, but if you’re looking for more of a challenge, there are plenty of online resources that have additional ways to use the stairs to workout.
Stream online yoga classes
- You don’t have to give up your yoga practice during this time! We are streaming yoga classes daily with our instructors to make sure you can maintain your practice and connect with us while at home (click here to sign up for class!).
Perform bodyweight strength exercises
- No equipment? No problem. When in doubt, you can go back to basic body weight exercises such as pushups, squats, lunges, crunches, planks, wall sits and burpees. Create a circuit and perform 10-15 reps of each of your chosen exercises; repeat as needed!
- Have an old jump rope laying around? Break it out! Jumping rope is an excellent way to get in cardio while working multiple muscles groups.
Create “sliders” for a full-body workout
- Have you ever seen the plastic disks used at some studios and gyms? You can create you own versions at home with dish towels on hard surfaces or paper plates on carpeted surfaces. Here’s a few exercises you can perform using sliders.