Virtual workouts are a great way to stay healthy and productive while being stuck at home. To make the most of these at-home ~virtual~ workouts, here are some tips.
Make workouts social.
Whether you went to the gym or to workout classes before all of this, a big motivating factor was having a workout buddy to hold you accountable. Just because you’re at home, however, doesn’t mean this still can’t happen. Find a workout class online that you and your friends can do together over Zoom, have a pushup competition, or even track your workout progress and share it with them! Do whatever you can to maintain the social aspect of your workout routine, and the motivation will follow. Plus, with QBuddy, finding one is so incredibly easy.
Let's face it, not everyone has gym equipment in their homes. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good workout at home. Besides bodyweight exercises that don’t require any equipment at all, there are plenty of ways to get creative. Instead of a 5 pound dumbbell, grab a bottle of laundry detergent. Instead of a kettlebell, grab a bag of textbooks. There are so many ways to build a DIY gym at home, so give it a try!
Make the most of your time.
Working from home? Busy watching the kids all day? Don’t have time for a full-length workout? Using your time strategically can help with this. If you’re on a long conference call, try to take it outside and go for a walk in your neighborhood. If you’re sitting at your computer all day, try incorporating some stretches and get your blood flowing!
Get in a routine.
This is the most important yet underrated aspect of having productive at-home workouts. Although it may not seem to make a difference, getting in a consistent workout routine keeps you motivated and makes the workout seem like less of a chore.