How to Exercise at Home During the Pandemic

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The current coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s lives. We’ve all faced certain changes, some for the worse, some maybe for the better. For many people, a big change has been the one regarding their fitness routines. The people who were used to going to the gym or training with personal trainers provided by Dubai PT have had to change their ways for a while. However, going through a pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t still move your body, exercise and stay fit. If anything, keeping your body healthy is more important than ever. So, if you want to keep moving even during COVID-19, there’s a way. We’re here to talk about the ways you can exercise at home during the pandemic to help you stay fit and healthy.

Online workouts are a great way to exercise during the pandemic

Find workouts on YouTube

It’s no fun staying at home all the time, but at least we still have the Internet. And one of the great things about having access to the Internet is having access to a world of information about pretty much anything. This includes plenty of workout videos, exercise tips, etc. Well, it’s time to use all the fitness information you find online to your advantage. It’s time to make the most of the many YouTube workouts.

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You can find your favorite workout on YouTube and have a professional guide you through the training.

Exercising at home during the coronavirus pandemic can be very hard if you don’t know what to do. And that’s where YouTube steps in. You don’t need to come up with a whole workout routine on your own. Instead, you can let the male and female fitness trainers online show you what to do. The best news is, whatever your favorite type of workout is, you’ll be able to find it online. You can even mix and match different workouts depending on your mood. So, if you want to stay fit while staying inside, don’t skip out on the world of YouTube.

Use workout apps or programs to exercise at home during the pandemic

While we’re on the topic of online workouts, we have another option for you. Nowadays, there’s an app for everything. So, naturally, there are plenty of apps providing you with at-home workout routines. So, if YouTube videos aren’t to your taste, you might want to give exercise apps a chance. There are many apps in your app store that can give inspire you to keep up a fitness routine from the comfort of your home.

And apps aren’t the only option! You can even find lots of male fitness trainers in Dubai offering their workout programs online. Some of them are free, others aren’t, but you can surely find something that works for you. Just type in what you’re looking for in your Internet browser and you’ll stumble upon plenty of options. Use the options that the Internet options if you want to work out at home during the pandemic.

Create a mini home gym

Now more than ever, people are investing in their own training equipment. So much so that a lot of equipment is often sold out. Therefore, it must be working. If you’re missing the gym and exercises on the mat just can’t cut it, you might want to start looking for your own workout machines. You don’t have to buy all the equipment that you saw in your gym. Find one or two machines that you think will be the most useful for you. Whether it’s a treadmill or an indoor bike, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Two dumbbells for exercising at home during the pandemic
Whether you only get a few dumbbells or invest in a full-on home gym, you’ll be able to get a great at-home workout.

However, if this option is too expensive for your liking, you don’t have to splurge so much. Exercising at home during the pandemic doesn’t have to cost a fortune, don’t worry. Here are some cheaper options you can order online:

  • dumbbells & barbells
  • jump rope
  • resistance bands
  • pull-up bar for door frames
  • suspension trainers

So, if you were thinking of turning your garage into a gym, this is the perfect time for it. Just decide if you want to bite the bullet and go for expensive machines or choose the cheaper alternative.

Turn to yoga and keep your mind healthy as well as your body

You may have notices that more and more people are talking about yoga and starting to practice it regularly. Well, it’s for good reason. Yoga is a great way to connect your mind and body and take care of both your physical and mental health. And that’s exactly what people are looking for from at-home exercises during the pandemic. So if you want to learn how to be more mindful, stay present, fix your posture, stretch your body and tone your muscles, you should look yoga up. There are plenty of yoga instructors in Dubai online providing people with amazing yoga sessions. Try it, your body will be grateful to you.

Try out bodyweight training and exercise at home during the pandemic

We’ve talked about making your personal home gym, but we understand that not everyone wants to spend money on that. Don’t worry, you don’t have to. Something that’s become a fitness trend in 2020 is bodyweight training. What this means is focusing on movements that help build your muscles using only your own weight.

Woman doing a plank
Your body can be the only workout equipment you need – try bodyweight training.

In other words, no need for dumbbells and fancy gym equipment. Your body is all you need if you want to exercise at home during the pandemic. These exercises will help you become stronger and toned without using any additional equipment and props. Bodyweight exercises include squats, pull-ups, push-ups, planks, etc. You can look these up online as well and find your favorite bodyweight exercises.

Give outdoor workouts a go

Sitting at home and working out in your living room can become a little repetitive and demotivational. Luckily, there’s a way to keep your distance from others while working out without being stuck in your apartment. Take it outside! Embrace jogs, power walks, biking, roller-blading… If you’re not a fan of cardio, you can try working out in your backyard. It’s still a nice change of scenery that keeps things fresh and fun. Plus, there are many health benefits of outdoor exercise, so it’s worth a shot. So, even though you’re kind of forced to exercise at home during the pandemic, it doesn’t mean you can’t change things up from time to time.

 

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