• Jackie Lede

5 Ways to Exercise Outside the Gym


With gyms now closed, there are still ways to get in your exercise in a new and different way for the time being. It’s important to stay active during this time of isolation, especially because exercise is proven to decrease stress and keeps positive neurotransmitters up helping you feel happier.

What are the best ways to stay active during isolation? Get creative but aim for 30 minutes a day.


1. Online exercise videos

I use online videos frequently if I am travelling or going through a period of time where I have limited time to get to the gym. If you are used to exercising in a class setting this would be a good option for you because you don’t have to think about anything, you just follow along.


2. See your personal trainer online

Who says you have to stop making progress if you have invested in one on one training? Ask your personal trainer if you can still see them online and continue on with your goals.


3. Go for a run or hike (as long as you are social distancing)

As long as you are keeping your distance, get outside and get some fresh air. Be close to nature which has been shown to help manage stress and promote feeling good.


4. Invest in an exercise machine

I am a big believer of having some exercise equipment at home if it is possible whether you are isolating or not. Even when I lived in an apartment, I had an elliptical in my bedroom because I loved having it as an easy option. There are tons of options now for all different types of exercise and sizes to accommodate different needs. (you may or may not be able to order right now, but good to think about for the future).


5. Bodyweight exercises

I am a big believer in having some exercise equipment at home if it is possible whether you are isolating or not. Even when I lived in an apartment, I had an elliptical in my bedroom because I loved having it as an easy option. There are tons of options now for all different types of exercise and sizes to accommodate different needs. (you may or may not be able to order right now, but good to think about for the future).

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