July 13, 2020
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Boost your health and endorphins for this period of forced hibernation.
There was a meme circulating last week that says everyone will come out of this quarantine either as a great cook or as a fitness influencer. Which one would you want to be?
Watch this space for lockdown-style cooking articles, but for now, we’ve compiled some home workouts you may want to try, if not to be an influencer, at least to boost your immunity and keep healthy at home.
The last thing we want to do in the middle of home quarantine is find another non-viral reason to feel sickly, so start moving and showing your body you only want the best for it.
We gathered a diverse set of workouts crafted by our favourite local fitness studios—businesses who choose to create free-for-all, home-based fitness content even if they don’t earn anything from it—to remind us that when all this is over, we should go back to supporting these studios and help get them back on track.
Now, let’s get moving.
What you’ll need: An exercise mat, speakers on full blast, the Ride Revolution account on Spotify
Since we can’t spin along to their stationary bike bad-assery in person right now, the instructors from Ride Revolution posted a full body workout, broken down in sections on their Instagram account.
From warm up, conditioning, core exercises to cool down, the exercises are meant to work your entire body, without the need for any equipment.
Everybody knows Ride Rev classes always come with the best tunes, so make like you’re in the spinning room by blasting a playlist from the Ride Revolution Spotify account.
What you’ll need: 1-3 pound dumbbells (optional), a timer, rubber shoes and a yoga mat
Boxing requires a lot of bouncing and footwork, so we suggest you bust out the appropriate exercise footwear.
After you’ve laced up, pick a workout from Flyweight’s Instagram account, where you can choose from several levels of difficulty: Boxing 101 for the first timers, Back to Basics for those who want to brush up on classic moves, or Slips and Weaves, perfect for more experienced boxers.
The beauty of boxing is that you’re guaranteed to break a sweat, and the variety of its moves make the workout feel like a breeze. It’s the ultimate cardio workout, sans the monotony of a 30-minutes on the treadmill.
Not into video workouts? Check their highlights button for full workout guides you can save on your phone.
What you’ll need: A yoga mat in a quiet space
True to its name, Beyond Yoga has really gone above and beyond their call of duty, holding not just one, but three Facebook Live classes daily since enhanced community quarantine started.
Their vast lineup of instructors do what they do best in teaching an extensive variety of yoga practices. From meditation, to gentle vinyasa to power yoga—there’s really no excuse not to get your om on, no matter what fitness level you’re at.
All Facebook Live sessions are saved in their page, so if you weren’t able to hop on during the day, feel free to put your kids to sleep, light a scented candle and do a late evening practice to rid the mind of negativity and stress. It’s what we need the most nowadays.
What you’ll need: Any improvised weight you can carry—a gallon of water, a side table, or your dog
The quarantine period is a hard time for those who lift heavy at the gym, but think of it as an opportunity to get creative. The Movement Studio shows exactly how your gains can be maintained in the vicinity of your home, thanks to a full strength workout they posted on their Instagram account.
Now, scan your home for anything you can safely lift or carry behind your back (the video might give you some ideas), and get working!
What you’ll need: A yoga mat
Known for its subtle yet challenging movements, Plana Forma mixes yoga, pilates and dance moves, typically with the help of a classic ballet barre.
It’s always been a hit for those who want a low intensity workout that aims to tone specific parts of the body.
Plana Forma rises up to the stay-at-home challenge by continuing daily classes in both their Youtube account and on Instagram Live. From easy-to-follow workouts that target the abs, thighs, and everything else, Plana Forma is one of the easiest workouts to follow at home. Get ready to pulse!
Which workout will you be doing today?