If the gym is your home from home, their imminent closure in an uncomfortable thought. But if you’re anything like us, nothing will get in the way of us achieving our #gymgoals, not even a pandemic. The good news is home workouts can be just as effective as your usual gym sessions, requiring little or no equipment and, most importantly, are quarantine friendly. So, grab your gym kit ‘cos those gains aren’t going to earn themselves!
FOR THE SWEAT SEEKERS
HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is one of most effective workouts for burning fat. Intervals of high intensity training followed by short periods of rest and recovery will elevate your heart rate, making you break a sweat as you burn fat and build muscle. HIIT workouts generally last between 10 and 30 minutes and can be easily squeezed into the busiest routines. What’s more? Unlike some cardio exercises, you’ll continue to burn calories even after you’ve finished your workout. Bonus!
Naughty 15 Minute Fat Burning HIIT Workout:
20 Min Full Body Home Workout:
20 Min Full Body Workout:
10 Min HIIT Cardio Workout From Home:
FOR THE PEACE MAKERS
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, anxiety level: 5000. Double up your home workout as a chance to relax with a refreshing yoga routine. Yoga workouts are easily adaptable and require little more than a quiet space and a mat. If you’re a beginner, take time to learn the art of yoga during your days in self-isolation, and for the more advanced, what better time to challenge yourself. Use one of the below workouts to bring a special sense of calm during these unsettling times, because boy, we need it.
Yoga Kiss Total Body Flow:
Blissful Yoga Flow:
Beginners Yoga Sun Salutations:
FOR THE CAN’T BE CONTAINED
Out and about
Fed up the same four walls? We feel you. While social distancing means gym classes and running clubs are off the list, there’s nothing stopping you from going solo. A run in the forest, a bike ride around the park, a stroll on the beach, there are plenty of ways you can adhere to government guidelines beyond your home. Just make sure your trips are solitary and somewhere spacious. Headphones and good playlist make great company.