Self isolating was all going to be fine…until they closed the gyms.
Working from home, eating from home, being locked in a house with your spouse and kids — all tolerable as long as you have your daily escape to fitness land. But with the gym shut down for the foreseeable future, finding out how to get your workout in can be more of a challenge than the workout itself. And possibly even more important.
“In times when there’s a lot of stress, exercise may be as important for mental wellbeing as anything else,” says Mickey Demos, a personal trainer and owner of Mickey Demos Boxing and Fitness in Miami. “Exercise is probably the best way to avoid depression, keeps you on an even keel, and motivates you to eat properly. It just has a positive snowball effect.”
So what do you do to keep in shape when the gym shuts down? Demos and other trainers we talked to across different disciplines offered up their best advice.