Your favourite fitness clubs are closed right now, and while that means you can't hit the gym, it doesn't mean your workouts have to stop - it just means you need to be a little more creative to maintain your fitness at home. Here are some tips to help you stick to your fitness routine.
Stay motivated and remember your goals.
Do you remember why you signed up for your gym membership? Everyone has different goals – improve strength, run further, boost confidence, or simply feel better. To help stay on track during this time, make a goal or dream board to remind you of what you want to achieve and why. Put it up on your desk, refrigerator door or mirror so you can see it every day. This will help with accountability and motivation.
Keep it simple.
You may be working out at home with less or no equipment, but there are a lot of exercises that you can still do. Simple body weight exercises are excellent when it comes to building core strength. Also, it’s probably best to avoid complicated or strenuous exercises without the support and guidance of a personal trainer. If you’re looking for at home workouts and you haven’t joined MyFernwood yet, you should definitely consider it. MyFernwood is packed with ab circuits, HIIT training, booty burners, yoga flows and so much more.
Plan your workout and keep it flexible.
It’s all about smart planning. Life is a little different at the moment, so your schedule might have been shaken up. Start with a fresh workout schedule. Find times and days that work with your current day-to-day life, but also prepare to be flexible. There may be times that you miss your workout for one reason or another, and that is absolutely fine! It might be worth planning a ‘spare’ workout day and time, just in case you miss one of your regular at home workouts.
Get a home workout buddy or join our online gym.
It’s always fun to have someone to share the highs and gains of a workout session. If you live on your own, join other members during our #FacebookLive sessions, or sign up to access our MyFernwood online classes. Having fun while working out can make that 2-minute wall sit or 1-minute plank feel much quicker.
Celebrate small wins and gains.
Use this time to set goals. When it comes to your workout, you may have a goal to do three sets of 20 standard push-ups or hold a plank for a minute. Each time you hold the plank for 40 seconds, and then 45 seconds, celebrate! Even though you haven’t yet reached your goal, be proud that you made improvements. These gains will help to boost your self-confidence and will give you the push you to achieve your ultimate goals. That’s reason enough to celebrate!