Working out from home


From Youtube workouts to Zoom dance classes, there are many ways to stay happy and healthy during the quarantine. Working out and staying in shape is a big part of many people’s lives, especially athletes in our community. With the sudden halt of spring sports, many have lost their outlet and are looking for a new way to stay active.

While under quarantine, we are still allowed to run and bike outside, as long as we stay at least six feet away from others and take proper safety procedures. With home workouts becoming more popular, there are new options every day, from Alexis Ren’s ab workout to yoga for stress relief. Youtube has workouts to your favorite songs, from ten minutes to over an hour and from dance to kickboxing, the options are endless. Youtube is your best friend when you want a quick, easy, and free workout.

As quarantine has continued, the fitness industry is still surviving and thriving. Now, gyms like Planet Fitness are hosting Facebook live workouts daily, and even our local Bataille Academy of the Danse hosting their dance classes through Zoom. Many fitness apps are even offering a month-long free trial or even free workouts. Sweat, a women-run workout company, is offering a month free during quarantine on their app.

The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of moderately-intense workouts a week or 75 minutes of high-intensity workouts a week, recommending people try and walk, use a workout class online and relax during the day.

Understand that these times may be hard, but there are still ways to stay healthy doing just simple things around the house, or taking a break from your laptop or iPad to even walk around the house for a little bit. Staying in shape during quarantine does not have to be an intense process during these trying times. Even just going for a walk and getting out of the house daily is good for both your physical and mental health.