Keeping fit in lockdown 3.0

I’ve discussed before how important it is for me to prioritise fitness. For me, exercise isn’t just a hobby. It’s crucial for my wellbeing. I don’t go a day without some form of movement, whether it’s walking, running or strength training. And that’s when the gyms are closed!

No gym, no problem!

When the gyms are open, the world is my oyster! My regular classes include spin, yoga, Pilates, ballet and kettlebells. And I’d do more if I didn’t have work commitments! But of course, we’ve had three lockdowns thrown at us and our gym schedules have had to adapt.

Luckily, we’re used to fitness classes on Zoom now and I know they’ve been a saviour for some. This month, I’ve been doing Well with Samantha’s yoga and Pilates classes and they’ve been great for getting me out of bed in the mornings. It’s all too easy to sleep in when you’re WFH!

Adapt and conquer

I bought some weights and resistance bands during the second lockdown and they’ve been a godsend ever since. They’re not the heaviest but they were what I could get at the time. Gym equipment was sold out everywhere at one point! Sometimes you have to make do.

Running has also been a mainstay in my routine this lockdown. Even in the rain and snow! I used to hate running in the rain but January has been so wet, I’ve had to learn to love it! Plus, that’s what a decent running jacket and a hat is for.

Get outdoors

Going for walks has been a blessing too. One of my favourite things to do is wrap up, put my walking boots on and get outdoors. Add a podcast and a flask of tea and my day is made! It’s such an easy way to boost my spirits, even if it’s only for 30 minutes. I urge anyone to do it!

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