We have slowly become used to a new-normal as the COVID-19 pandemic closed down the UK in March 2020 for several months, and almost 11 months on the population has been plunged into a third lockdown in a bid to slow down the spread of the virus. As a result, gyms and other indoor exercise facilities remain closed to the general public. Luckily, it isn’t all doom and gloom as it is possible to get the most out of your workout without a treadmill, rower and weight machines at your every beck and call. Read on to find out more…
From old-school DVDs to modern day YouTube tutorials, there is no reason to shy away from a home workout. Although these clips may not mirror your gym experience as accurately as you might expect, the experts who have put them together really know how to get your blood pumping. Plus, there are varying degrees of difficulty to choose from depending on your cardiovascular activity, and you can even shake up your day by opting for different workouts such as zumba, yoga or body weight strength training.
When we entered the first national lockdown, spring soon became summer and a lot of people decided to take full advantage of their daily exercise allowance. As expected, these numbers soon dwindled when the temperatures dropped in winter. With this said, running and walking are two easy exercises that can help you stay in shape until the doors to your local gym open once again. You may even find that you prefer them to the treadmill!
Now, we aren’t recommending that you purchase high-spec equipment and turn your spare room into a fully-operational gym, however it is hard to deny the benefits of a basic free-weights set. After all, not everybody goes to the gym for cardio purposes. A small investment in adjustable dumbbells can help you stay on top of your training and see those all-important gains take shape.
There is no reason to hastily cancel your gym membership completely, however it is in your best interest to adapt during these strange and challenging circumstances. In fact, there is no better time to get in shape than when there are minimal distractions to knock you off course. Whether you prefer to workout with the aid of an exercise DVD, like to clear your head with an evening run or enjoy the calming stillness of yoga, it is safe to say that working out at home has never been easier.