Despite battling the COVID-19 pandemic for over nine months, cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are continuing to climb. While hospitals are reaching maximum capacity and field hospitals are being built and utilized, more people are continuing to question how much time they spend outside their home and what they should be doing to keep safe. This may be leaving you to wonder “Is being at the gym safe?” and “What if I’m not ready to go back to the gym?” Keep reading for seven ways that you can continue to exercise and get moving if you aren’t ready to return to the gym or fitness center that you normally attend.
Thanks to technology, many studios have been able to stream virtual classes or create a library of on-demand classes for students. Whether you’re interested in kickboxing, yoga, barre, or strength training, there’s something for everyone – and it can be done from the comfort of your own home. This is a great option if you want the accountability of a class setting but without being in a studio or fitness center. If you’re worried about staying focused, turn on your camera to increase your motivation and accountability!
Pause & Progress Series
During the 3-week Rhode Island pause, we developed a series called Pause & Progress to help you keep moving when gyms and fitness centers were closed. From tests to mark your progress to stretches and sweat-inducing exercises, we have 30 videos to help you start or restart your exercise routine in less than 90 seconds.