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Gym closed? Here are some great home workout options!

Your local gym may be closed right now, but that doesn’t mean you should just give up on staying healthy!  I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t have any equipment” or “I don’t have any space”, or the most popular reason, “I don’t have the time.”  (With many people working from home, that last reason is not as valid as it is during “normal” times)  The good news is, you can still get your exercise in; it just may take some more creativity to do so! It can be more of a challenge in some states, as yours may have lockdown orders in place that are limiting (or even eliminating) access to your usual gyms, workout studios and even parks. No worries, we have put together this guide to show you that it’s still possible to get a good workout in, without going to the gym!

How To Adopt the Best Home Workout Options?

We all need somebody to lead us in the best exercises. Remembering, keeping count of the steps and changing to new steps can be exhausting, while sweating. So, online video tutorials of fitness experts are the perfect solution to your problem.

1. EōS On-Demand

EōS offers amazing workout videos so that you can remain fit during this quarantine. These home workout videos had been prepared by the EōS Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers and are family-friendly. So, why not have some fun with it? Perhaps make it a competition, parents vs. kids?  brothers vs. sisters? By having some family fun workouts, you will not only burn some calories, but help take their minds (and yours as well) off the self-isolation you all may be feeling. Add to that, your immunity levels are raised by working out, and these workout videos are good for you all the way around!

2. Amazon Prime Video

Did you know that as an Amazon Prime member, besides getting toilet paper delivered quicker, you also have FREE access to a library of fitness videos!? Whether its Zumba that you’re into, or maybe you want to tackle a 21-day Transformation, all you have to do is go to Prime Video, search for “Fitness”, check the “Prime” box in the left sidebar and you’ll see what’s available for streaming.

3. Mirror

I know right about now, you’re missing the gym, and taking your progress pictures to post on social media. Well, this mirror is a whole lot more than the ones you see at the gym. This device could camouflage as a decor piece in your living room, but in reality, it’s a body-alignment tool and virtual personal trainer all rolled into one. There is a one-time purchase fee and then just $39 per month for the 70 new classes each week (which include Pilates, boxing, and barre). It even comes with surround-sound speakers to blast your curated workout playlist along with live feedback from a trainer. You can also connect via Bluetooth, as to monitor your heart rate fitness goals. And if you’re missing that class environment, you get in the zone with fellow fitness junkies who are taking the class as well!  We’re a bit obsessed with it ourselves.

4. Peloton Digital

While riding your bike through the mostly empty streets right now is fun, we all know those streets won’t be empty forever. Maybe where you live, you’re more focused on not getting hit, that you can’t really enjoy the wind hitting your face. Either way, if you love cycling as much as we do, you might already have your own bike at home or maybe you’ve been considering adding one to your home gym. Perhaps you should look into Peloton Digital, where you can stream energetic spin classes so you can work it out at home or in a hotel (many hotels now have Peloton bikes) whenever you want. Aside from cycling, there are other countless classes offered in running, bootcamp, and even outdoor workouts. All of the classes are taught by elite NYC instructors, so you can dive right into a challenging studio experience at any time.

Sure, you can use the Peloton app on your tablet to stream classes, or you can bring home a Peloton bike with a large streaming screen so you can feel completely immersed.

5. Tone It Up Fitness App

Looking to tone up? There’s an app for that! Tone It Up, is an app created by trainers Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott. They have built a women’s fitness empire with everything from protein powders and recipes to dumbbells and resistance bands. So, it was only logical that they develop an app that offers on-demand classes. These trainer-led 20- to 40-minute classes pop up every week as to keep them fresh, and where you can choose to focus on a specific muscle group, like core, arms, legs, or just go with a total body toning session. The app also offers specialized options like a pregnancy workout, kettlebell class, and meditation.

Yes, these are challenging and unusual times for all of us but aren’t you used to a challenge? Isn’t that why you go to the gym, or a workout studio, to challenge yourself?  So, look at this the same way you look at going to the gym. Whether you’re trying to develop your body, mind, or both, you can still do it – you may have to look at other ways of accomplishing it. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to face the challenge, or walk away. You can come out of this stronger mentally and physically, just stay focused and stay positive!

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