Last month, I shared that I had changed up my workout routine and was doing hot yoga at CorePower Yoga. Since the on-set of COVID-19, it has been even more important for me to maintain my workouts routines. One of the ways that I’ve found to set boundaries for work and personal life is to schedule my workouts. Now that I’m teleworking, it has been even more significant for me to maintain those boundaries for my mental health and for my relationship with David. I have the same Sunday routine of setting down to plan out my priorities for the week at work, for my workouts, and for my personal time. In the past, I have not had a lot of luck doing workouts at home and always really loved being in classes for motivation, but I have appreciated the creative way that studios are still engaging folks in workouts. Here are some of my favorite ways on how to stay active at home while quarantined!
How to Stay Active at Home While Quarantined
There are several fun options from CorePower Yoga including access to their On Demand classes, live Instagram classes by the Triangle instructors, and YouTube classes. I have really enjoyed being able to continue my weekly workout times for some semblance of normalcy. The instructors are bringing the energy, planning fun classes, and are super encouraging even at a distance. It has been the one thing I find myself looking forward to each day. Some of my favorite instructors on the CorePower NC account are Krista and Cray, so I definitely encourage you to take a class!
Raleigh Group Fitness
Raleigh Group Fitness is doing a #RallyRaleigh MOVEment campaign each week. Classes are live on IG with the schedule posted in advance on both their Instagram and Facebook accounts. The classes are available for 24 hours on Instagram. There is a different charity each week to donate to if you are so inclined. The classes are taught by various instructors from studios around the Triangle and they pack a lot of fun!
Robin Long Pilates
For quick workouts, I love Robin Long Pilates options for strength training and for some options to release tension in my shoulders and back. She has longer options available, too! I try to sneak these in during my lunch break. Her arm and ab workouts are some of my favorite options, plus I really enjoy the gentle morning pilates to get a good foundation for the day. And if you’re like me and realizing how uncomfortable your sitting spaces are for your work days, this video is a great one for relieving tension in your shoulders and back.
Pure Barre On Demand
Pure Barre is one of my very favorite workouts, and I still like getting a good lift, tone, and burn in! During COVID-19, Pure Barre is offering a free 60-day trial of their Pure Barre on demand. Local studios are also offering live classes and providing opportunities to shake with them, too!
Early Evening Strolls
Sometimes I break up the work day by taking a quick walk around the neighborhood with David and the boys to get some fresh air. But every evening after I sign off of work and get my workout in, we go from an early evening stroll for a mile through the neighborhood. It feels so nice to get outdoors for some air, take in the nice weather we have been experiencing, and enjoy some quality time with my boys.
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Do you have any extra tips that I missed on how to stay active at home? If you do, feel free to share them in a comment below!