Gyms closed. Family at home all the time invading your workout space. No access to a garden. Confined to a high rise flat. Lots of obstacles stand in the way of exercise during this global pandemic. While you may not be able to continue your exact routine, there’s no need to feel discouraged.
Here are three tips to help you keep exercising.
Think small–any exercise is better than no exercise at all. If you cannot go outside, taking an additional 4000 steps around your living room every day will reduce your chance of premature death.
Kenzai Trainer, Matt B., and his fury companion have fun taking some laps around the basement.
Mood boost–with all the bad news, the endorphin release that comes from exercise is sure to make you feel better. Try some jumping jacks, a YouTube walking workouts, or a Just Dance marathon. The possibilities are endless!
Kenzai Members, Watson J. & Vikki L. are always phenomenal illustrations of the great impact on mood exercising and challenging yourself can have.
Stretch it out–stretching requires only a towel or mat and some guidance from an online yoga instructor, a dusty book on your shelf, or some of your old Kenzai Reach lessons. Use this time to retrain and rebalance those tight muscles.
Tracey N. and Robin K. get a good stretch on!
There is good news. A recent study showed muscle memory does not simply mean your muscles remember how to do something specific, such as ride a bike. They may also retain strength from previous workouts even after a 20 week hiatus. There is no need to worry about taking your fitness down a notch during hold in place. Keep your body moving and you will be in a good place to ramp up again when the time comes.
By: Kim Murch // Kenzai Trainer & Member