Fitness and Exercise

If you can’t get to the gym…. two easy home workouts for you and your family

As the coronavirus continues to cause concern worldwide you may find yourself unwilling or unable to get to the gym. Now whilst a few weeks of no gym isn’t the end of the world, it is important to stay active and healthy. Exercise actively helps to keep the immune system functioning so you should be trying to exercise in some way. Walking outside is one brilliant, easy option (or cycling if you have a bike), and activities like gardening are also a great workout.

But if you want something a little more structured or for when the weather isn’t great then it’s good to have some options to do at home.

There are loads of free workouts online – YouTube is awash with them, but sometimes it can all be a bit overwhelming so I thought I’d share with you a a couple of really simple, easy to do anywhere workouts – outside or inside.

Before you start warm up with a light jog on the spot, and limber up those muscles!

The first workout is a circuit- based bodyweight one – the moves are all simple and can be modified as you need. I’ve included skipping but if you don’t have a skipping rope then you can always do a ‘virtual’ pretend skip! You do each move for 45 secs, with 15 secs rest. Once you complete the circuit go back to the beginning and do it again! Do as many circuits as you have time for / can manage! Remember – something is better than nothing – so if you only have ten mins then just do some of it! You don’t have to do a full workout every single time!

There’s a video below if you want to do it along with me! And you can download the pdf here Bodyweight Circuit 1

The second is a great way to get your kids (or housemates/ family) involved and staying active too and is something I give my clients for be summer holidays etc when they can’t get to their usual gym/classes. It’s an easy spelling workout! You can play it however you like – give each other words, or take turns to select words, use your names etc – just have fun with it! You can also change the moves too of course!

You can modify these workouts however you need and if you do need help just drop me a message and I can help you!

Most importantly try to enjoy it! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♂️xx

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