Stay Fit and Shelter in Place
Sheltering-in-place and social distancing doesn’t need to equate to sedentary! Keep yourself healthy and mitigate stress by continuing exercises deemed safe, such as brisk walks and jogs.
Also, consider mixing-up your weekly exercise regimen with some new routines. FitMe is providing resources to help you do so via these outlets:
Facebook Live: Group fitness classes ordinarily offered in person—from yoga to full-body resistance training with intervals of cardio—are being offered online via Facebook Live. For morning regulars to the gym, it’s an opportunity to virtually check-in with friends, new and known. In addition, trainers are providing motivating playlists and other tips for keeping yourself well.
YouTube: Personal trainer and kickboxing guru Tracy Cusick recently added a calorie-torching 26-minute workout to YouTube—”25-minute Cardio Kick with Tracy”—which you can locate via FitMe’s channel. As with in-person classes, Tracy offers suggested modifications for individuals with varying fitness levels.
fit815.com: Workout ideas from this issue, and the preceding 20, are available at fit815.com. In addition, the fit815 website offers countless fitness and nutrition ideas, including tried-and-true recipes like Superfood Breakfast Bars and Grilled Chicken Grain Bowls. As the weather warms, also check out previous articles like “The Gr8 Outdoors: Eight Bodyweight Exercises,” which you can easily do from the comfortable sanctuary of your patio or backyard.
We—our editors, trainers, and staff—urge you to do all you can to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy in these unprecedented times. If there are other resources that you’d like to see posted or ways in which we can remotely support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.