With an influx of freetime, many people have searched for ways to keep busy. Among trends like whipped coffee, bleach tie dye, and hair dying, at-home workouts have become a staple of social distancing. Influencers such as Chloe Ting have filled up our social media accounts with various fitness challenges. However, we wanted to share some alternative workout videos for you to try!
“Staying active during quarantine can be really challenging... especially when there is so much stress and uncertainty. However, I find that if I can use the breaks in between classes, and even the lunch period, to get up and get moving my whole outlook on the day changes. Anything from walking my dog, dancing to music, or going on an intense run really help get my heart pumping and blood moving. It is so easy to list reasons as to why you can’t get active, but if you set small activity goals for yourself each day then it is easier to get started, and often times easier to keep going!” - Ryenn Engles, 2020-21 Athletic Association President
Core Strength: A great way to improve overall strength is through targeting the core!
In a pinch and looking for a quick workout? Take Alexis Ren’s 10 minute ab workout!
10 MINUTE AB WORKOUT - Alexis Ren
If you have some more time to spare, try MadFit’s 20 minute no-equipment needed total ab workout!
Bodyweight Video: While strengthening the core is important, it is just as essential to work out the whole body! Bodyweight workouts are perfect for when you are stuck at home because you do not need any equipment. Try Alexaust’s full body workout on Instagram (recommended by our very own lacrosse coach, Coach Quinn!).
ALEXAUST - Full Body, No Equipment Workout
Cardio/HIIT: If you are looking for a great way to get your heart rate up but do not want to go for a classic run, look no further! Check out these HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts that you can do from the comfort of your home.
30-Minute HIIT Cardio Workout with Warm Up - No Equipment at Home
15 min Full Body HIIT Workout
Yoga Video: A great and relaxing way to build strength is through yoga! Check out this 35 minute yoga session with Adrienne that will leave you feeling more relaxed. And for those looking to add yoga to their morning routine try out Kassandra's Morning Sun Salutations Yoga class!
Yoga to Gain Perspective- Yoga with Adrienne
15 minute Morning Sun Salutations Yoga Flow
Dance Workout: Don’t feel like doing a classic run workout? Try a fun Just Dance or Zumba class to get a good sweat session in!
Just Dance 2019 Sweat Mode
30-Minute Feel Good Dance Cardio Workout To Burn Calories
Meditation: Just as the body needs self care, so does your mind! Take this quick 5 minute meditation class anywhere to relax during these stressful times. And for those looking for a longer meditation check out the 20 minute Mindful Meditation.
Five-Minute Meditation You Can Do Anywhere:
20 minute Mindful Meditation for Being Present
Meditation apps to try:
Stretching: One of the most important parts of any workout is stretching. Be sure to follow the proper pre and post workout stretches! Here is a 15 minutes foam rolling stretch class and a 10 minute zero equipment stretch class that you could do after a workout or on a recovery day.
Tone It Up's 15-Minute Foam-Rolling Workout
10 Minute Total Body Stretch (no equipment)