We’re all in the same boat – well, not really…we could only be in the same boat if we were 6 feet apart – you get the idea. We are all working to stop the spread of COVID-19, and many of us are in areas with a strict request to stay at home…so that’s what we’re doing.
If you’ve ever been stuck at home for weeks at a time, you’ll know there is a lot of sitting around…a lot. I for one, am determined to not let this impact my fitness because I have some cute summer clothes I’d like to fit into at the end of all of this.
I’m also making my kids exercise everyday and we are making it intentional. Call it what you want – get moving, or get the wiggles out – I am telling them to purposefully exercise. This may not be your method, but it is mine.
With the help of some of my dietitian friends, I have put together a great list of workouts you can do at home for FREE – check it out:
FOR ADULTS, TEENS, and KIDS
The Great Outdoors
If you are still able to get outside – do it. Daily walks, run, biking, rollerblading, and all sports are a great way to get exercise right now. This is the perfect no-excuse exercise when the weather is nice. So, grab that frisbee and play.
POPSUGAR Fitness is one of my favs. Tons of workout videos for all fitness levels that will leave you feeling good.
Fitness Blender offers fitness videos for all levels and you will find a video that works within your time schedule – only 20 minutes? They’ve got it. Need a 60 minute cardio burn? Done. Sports dietitian Marisa Michael from Real Nutrition agrees.
Blogilates is a go-to channel for upbeat and completely do-able body sculpting for everyday of the week!
Les Mills is your source for workouts if dancing is in your blood – you may want to workout twice a day.
Yoga With Adriene has yoga for days and every need – stress, relaxation, cramps, low-back pain, you name it, she’s got it.
Mandy Enright, RD has fitness videos and nutrition tips to get you through any long day!
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a favorite of registered dietitians, Melissa Nieves of Fad Free Nutrition Blog and Sarah Koszyk, author of 365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year. Their kids are loving it!
Fitragamuffin is a fitness channel recommended by dietitian Caitlin Jindrich. If you’re looking for an outlet that practices health at any size, this is the channel for you.
YMCA – Right now you can get access to Bootcamp, yoga, tai chi, and classes for active older adult for free.
OnePeleton – For the next 90 days, you can get this awesome app for free. It’s not just for cycling, they have cardio, strength training, and yoga workouts too – and much more.
BeachBody for Kids – Perfect to get your kids exercising during “brain breaks” – there are 14 free 30 minute workouts for kids by kids.
Markita Lewis, MS, RD of Wellness and Chill recommends checking out the websites of your local gyms, show them some love on Facebook and see if they are offering any virtual classes.
If your kids play sports, keep them practicing or ask the coaches for workouts to keep their fitness level high.
Jill Weisenberger has the best idea to ensure you’re not alone during your workouts. Put your workout on the TV and Facetime over a laptop with a loved one doing the same workout video on their TV. There your have it, a virtual class with someone you know!
*If you’ve ever said you don’t have the time to exercise, now is your moment. Use this time to give back to yourself and reap all the benefits of exercise for your physical and mental health.