I’m currently gym-less (I'd imagine most people are right now), and anyone who knows me knows how much of a challenge this is for me. I found out my local gym was closing on Monday night as well as my apartment gym, and after a ~brief~ moment of panic about how I was going to get an adequate exercise in without a gym or any weights, I got to planning.
Ironically, despite the fact that I really want to work out, pulling myself out of bed in the morning when I’m not technically going anywhere has become a challenge, BUT if you can view this new (temporary) situation as fun and a chance to get creative with your exercises, then you’ll find the motivation to get moving, too!
There are SO MANY different things you can do at home that require absolutely no equipment. Nothing but your body and willingness to work hard!
As I was running this morning, I came up with some new moves and circuits I could try tomorrow simply based off the area: benches I could do elevated push-ups from, small ledges that I could do step-ups on, distances to do walking lunges in…The options really are abundant if you think creatively!
I’ve written a list below that breaks down exercises by muscle group/category. If you have a suggestion you’d like to share, please do! I’ll keep this list updated as I continue with my (temporary) home workouts as well.
I'd recommend picking 2-3 moves and creating a circuit with 3 rounds of anywhere from 8-15 reps per move.
Since I don’t have any free weights/everything is body weight, I’ve been opting for 15-20 reps per move to really push myself. (I really love to exercise.) If you’re not actively training and don’t want to spend 1.5 hours every morning working out like myself, then piece together a few moves that can fill whatever time you have available! Let's get to work!**
I’m not yet a certified personal trainer, just (currently) someone who loves to work out and wanted to share some ideas to stay motivated during this weird time. Please refer to physician-recommended guidelines for exercising if you have any injuries or pre-existing conditions.
Also, if you don't know the names of the exercises I've mentioned and Google isn't of any help, comment below or shoot me an email and I can try to be more specific!