It’s a weird time in the world right now. We are being told to “self distance” ourselves from others. Everything is shutting down including our local gyms. If you are like me, you are scrambling to find at home workouts for when your gym is closed…which looks like it will be for awhile.
I’m no stranger to at home workouts. For years I had a gym membership and then I got put on modified bed rest 30 weeks pregnant with twins. I cancelled my gym membership and didn’t renew it for 7 years. I loved working out in my basement. It wasn’t fancy. I had a few basic pieces of equipment that suited my needs. But then I got a gym membership. For the past 3 years, I’ve been a faithful 2-3x/week gym goer. I’ll admit, it’s been tough getting back into the habit of home workouts. I got spoiled at the gym! Never fear. I’ve got us all covered. I combed through the archives of my blog and found some great minimal to no equipment necessary workouts for everyone to enjoy. Times are tough but now is not the time to scrap your workout. Even a short 20 minute burst of sweat action will lift your mood. Stay strong and stay well, friends!
Before we get to the workouts, remember to always be sure to do a 10-15 minute warm up before beginning the workout. Follow it up with an additional 5-10 minutes of easy movement for a cool down.
Here’s a collection of 8 at home workouts that require little or no equipment.
Two-a-day-workouts: Now that we’ve got all this time, it’s the perfect time for day a days! What I have found that works well for me is to get a run (or cross training on the bike, etc) in the morning. Then in the evening, I’ll find time after the kid’s have gone to bed to squeeze out some strength moves. Rather than being sprawled out on the couch, I’ll do lunges, planks, balance work, etc. Multitasking at it’s best!