For all of us who failed to catch the fitness bug the first time around. Lockdown 2.0 has given us an unwanted window of opportunity to set that right. Now I want to start off by saying that keeping fit and exercising should not be about trying to attain the figure of your favourite Instagram model, but she acts as an alternative version of self-care, an activity to break up the day and concentrate on yourself.
First, on the list, we’ve got a cult classic Women’s Health Magazine who are taking it to the gram to get our ass shaped like JLo’s. What better place to go for all of your fitness magic than Women’s Health – Duh! Through their Instagram live workouts which average 15- to 40-minute workouts, you have uncapped access to its trainers, dietary information and more. From focusing on full-body training, legs and core to full force HIIT, and arms workouts.
Next up we have more traditional methods, think gym wear, an instructor who has just come back from the mountains of Indonesia and stretched in ways you thought impossible for a human body. You thought right it’s yoga! Love it or hate it, it’s a fantastic way to relax your body and silence the mind allowing you to affirm positive thoughts and images into your mind. If you haven’t tried yoga or don’t think it’s your thing, you can try an exercise in general as working out is proven to help you feel good about yourself and boost confidence. This isn’t about reaching your body goals but exercising your mental fitness – you got this! There are some great yoga apps and online classes that can allow you to get your stretch on throughout the lockdown period, all from the comfort of your own home. Nice.
Lastly, as much as I believe it’s tres important to focus on being at one with your body, I like to wind down with a bit of yoga to ensure my mind is also present for the show. Headspace is probably the most known of all of the ‘mindfulness’ apps on the market. It is designed to help you train your mind and body for a healthier, happier life and get the most out of your day. What’s better is that the app can be used on the go as well as at home. For those who don’t have a rigid schedule, this is probably the best option to go for as it works around you.
Practice What You Preach
As all these apps are available on both iPhone & Android you might be feeling that your phone cant currently facilitate a 20 min guided meditation. So that’s why I have been taking part in ‘Check yr draws’ which encourages us all to do that and dig around our cupboards and closets to find unused phones which we can submit to be refurbished and maybe even make a lil money on the side. Yass!.
I’m also a huge advocate that to get the most out of your workout space you need to declutter the mind as well as your surroundings, and what better time is there to declutter than during a lockdown? There are some great apps that allow you to address decluttering in a non-overwhelming way and I am here for it as I loathe house work…but housework framed like a workout? I’m in.
So what about you? Are there any apps or online classes you use to keep fit? Have you been adding a workout vibe to your day to day tasks? If so, let us know below.
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The Fitness Focus Team