The current climate has done nothing to help anyone’s physical fitness.
If Easter and the stress of a global pandemic haven’t triggered you to over-indulge even a little, I’d hazard a guess that you’re part of a very small minority.
With gyms closed and all manner of fitness classes cancelled, it’s been harder to counteract those extra treats.
It’s been detrimental to our mental health too.
Mums have lost the reprieve they get from attending a yoga class and grabbing a coffee afterwards, or from having their child cared for in the gym creche while they work out.
How do we combat a compounded problem?
Local Resources for Keeping Fit during Quarantine
Apart from running or riding around the neighbourhood, what can you do to keep your mind and body strong enough that when you emerge from quarantine you’ll still be recognised by your friends?
Here are just a few of the local fitness options available to you until normal life resumes. Check them out and thank us later.
Pregnancy and Postnatal Classes
The Empowered Motherhood Program is a complete exercise program that you can follow from pregnancy to post-baby. It includes access to over 300 pregnancy and postnatal workouts and expert education videos and ranges from your first trimester all the way through to your baby’s first birthday and beyond.
Mums of the Shire followers can access the Foundation Membership for only $34 per month with a Free 7 Day Trial via this link.*
*MOTS may receive a small commission of your purchase, at no cost to you.
Another great option if you’re looking for personal training specialising in women’s health, pregnancy and post-natal exercises is Her Exercise Physiology. They’re running online virtual pilates and circuit classes for women to do at home with no equipment needed
Check them out to try a live-streamed workout or take a Lockdown Challenge sure to keep you fit!
Yoga and Pilates
The Active Studio is running live online strength and pilates classes by exercise physiologists that you can take part in from home for just $5 per class. If you’d prefer a one-to-one session, Shanlyn’s Private Pilates is able to offer private pilates sessions in her studio.
Yogis- don’t despair! Lblife are here to offer you virtual yoga meditation classes online.
Whether you were a dancer pre-lockdown, or just feel like it might be a great outlet for you since COVID19 shook the world, Smashed it Dance Company and Sydney Dance Company have online classes for adults and kids that you can try.
For something a little bit different, give the online Zoom classes by Inspire Bellydance a go, and you could emerge from quarantine with a new talent no one will be expecting!
Anything that gets your heart rate up is a step in the right direction! If you can convince your kids to join in and make it fun, your bodies and minds will all benefit from a regular endorphin rush and you’ll enjoy chilling in front of the TV together afterwards that much more.